So I read Janet Reitman’s “Inside Scientology” recently

And have been slow to put up anything up about it – mostly because I’m, you know, a mother to an infant, a full-time working journalist, and kind of a proper playwright nowadays as well. The book has stayed with me, though, and I feel compelled to say at least something, if not write aContinue reading “So I read Janet Reitman’s “Inside Scientology” recently”

Infidelity, Russian-style

Hell yeah. World Cup. But anyway… I read Julia Ioffe’s piece on infidelity in Russia with great interest, particular because it was for Slate’s DoubleX, and I never really know what the hell I am supposed to make of that particular outfit. A part of me despises it, a part of me is continually intrigued.Continue reading “Infidelity, Russian-style”

Steven Hayes: is the “I’m against the death penalty, but…” discussion appropriate here?

I shouldn’t be in any condition to write anything about the Petit family massacre. But I am. I’m working on a new play, a tragedy, and I have found that my mind has begun working in completely new ways. I think about evil – banal evil, sophisticated evil – and I let it in asContinue reading “Steven Hayes: is the “I’m against the death penalty, but…” discussion appropriate here?”