Once again, President Trump has mystified politicians and pundits alike — this time by recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, seemingly in defiance of all logic. Dan Rottenberg considers.
Are you mystified by recent revelations of sexual harassment in high places? You night find an explanation in the character of Noah Cross, the villain of Roman Polanski’s 1974 film classic, 'Chinatown.'
Candice Bergen once claimed Donald Trump had tried and failed to date her when she was a student at Penn. Now she says she went out with him once. Welcome to the wonderful world of “encouraged memory.” Dan Rottenberg considers.
Philadelphians this month turned their criminal-justice system over to a man who has spent his career fighting against that same system. What’s a law-abiding citizen to think? For an answer, pay a visit to America’s most infamous prison. Dan Rottenberg considers.
An arts journalism panel, in tandem with a rant by monologist Mike Daisey, amounted to a digital-age requiem for theater and journalism alike. Is there no hope for order out of this chaos? Dan Rottenberg considers.
In dreary midcentury Philadelphia, a glib, charming, energetic, audacious hustler like Jimmy Tayoun would be forgiven almost anything — especially the lack of substance beneath his shiny façade. Dan Rottenberg considers.
It never ceases to amaze me when theatrical creators assert freedom of expression for themselves but deny it to others.
You read it here first: the unexpurgated transcript of President Trump’s phone call to a grieving army widow. (Would we lie to you?) Dan Rottenberg listens in.
Right about now, Hugh Hefner should be pleading his case for admission to Heaven. It should be an interesting conversation. Dan Rottenberg considers.
A marketing gimmick — assembling live world-class musical talent to support a motion picture — turned out to be a very satisfying evening because, in this case, the movie actually had something to do with music. Dan Rottenberg reviews.