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What The Book of Mormon (the musical) is Really About

Oh, theatre critics and wider internet. How disappointing you can be! Last night, I finally witness with my own eyes the phenomenal musical that will clearly be remembered as the best funny musical of this decade, The Book of Mormon, winner of nine well-deserved Tonys. I go home. I google “Book of Mormon” with “Diff’rent Strokes.” I google “Book of Mormon” with “Happy Days.” I google “Book of Mormon” with “Back to the Future.” Nothing. Sighhhhhhhhhhhh. All right, then, I’ll
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Autism

“Max Understood”

Hi MTTF fans, Last week I wrote about two short films that try to capture the world from an autistic child’s perspective. Monday I wrote about my night at the theater. So it only seems appropriate for this entry to shine a light on a new play that tries to bring you into the world of autism. I haven’t managed to see it yet, though it stars an apparently amazing fifth-grader who is a friend to one of my friend’s
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Populism

Armenians Need a Movie

Today, April 24, 2015, has been designated the official centennial of the Ottoman genocide of Armenians. Beginning in 1915, at the height of the Great War, the Ottomans slaughtered about 1.5 million Armenian people. There’s a lot more nuance to any such story, and of course I encourage everyone to do their own research. However, for 100 years, the nation that became Turkey has denied that the killings constituted a genocide, claiming that war is a messy business and there
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