by Ben Gassman
JUNE 2014 | Theater
Little-kiss lives. Im a sucker for broken alliteration and this phrase popped out of Ariel Stesss play Mother Milkan adaptation of Aeschyluss Oresteia set amidst American college town domestic squabbles and at what seemed like a family frat party with brother and sister playing grotesque and hilarious drinking gamesand tackled me, some Tuesday evening in the late winter of 2009.
NOV 2014 | Books
Marina Petrova sits down with Marie-Helene Bertino, The author of 2 A.M. at The Cats Pajamas. Its a hot, hot afternoon in August. But It is a dark, dark seven A.M. on Christmas Eve Eve in Philadelphia when the book opens and the city is being cold and a bit hostile to its inhabitants. The novel follows the lives of three characters over a span of 24 hours. Nine-year-old Madeleine is an aspiring jazz singer, with a recently deceased mother, a mouth of a sailor, a cockroach-infested apartment, and a father who is so stricken by grief he cannot get out of bed.