Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

The Stammer of the Greasepaint

The play I’m in, “The Good Faith,” opened November 20th at La MaMa ETC in the East Village. This is about that. 11/20 – The other six guy actors, plus the two musicians, D.D. the choreographer, and Harold the director, … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving

Peace on Earth, good will to . . . wait, that’s the other one. Never mind that, then. Thanks be for good company, good food, and all the gifts that surround us. And pass the gravy.

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The Sounds of Silence

Samichlaus Bier is no longer the strongest beer in the world – that honor belongs to Dogfish Head‘s World Wide Stout – but it’s still the world’s strongest lager, tipping the glass at an astonishing 14% alcohol. Samichlaus is a … Continue reading

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‘A Was a Man, All in All

News coverage on NPR (no TV here in Pepperland) has been grave and respectful on this anniversary of JFK’s assassination. Something about the combination of emerging detail – new eyewitness accounts 40 years in? C’mon, it’s just silly, where have … Continue reading

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The Show’s the Thing

Opening night! I’m butterflies. Hot bath to relax and hydrate the throat, and off we go. The trick is not to think of Michael Jackson (ewww) – who, at last check, hung with the Santa Barbara law for all of … Continue reading

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Grace Notes

May I just say that Jack Grace sends some of the Best. Promotional. Emails. Ever. I love the notices from Dave’s True Story as well – and both Jack G. and Dave’s T.S. are exceptional New York City acts that … Continue reading

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Pass the Nard . . .

. . . we could sure use some anointing. T minus two days in the La Mama Experimental Theatre Company first floor space. Imagine if you will that the lights haven’t really been set, most of the props have just … Continue reading

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Civilization and its Malcolm-tents

Malcolm Holcombe is in town. Lock up your frail of heart and keep a watch on your dark of soul. What with bad back and cold weather (ow) I missed him at the Living Room on Saturday night, even though … Continue reading

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Joey to the World

I was temping at International Flavors and Fragrances in midtown years ago when a secretary poked his head in and asked one of those Magic New York Questions. “Do you want to sublet my apartment?” It was my second day … Continue reading

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No Girls Allowed

If it weren’t for the alluring native babes who fetch up amidships during a provisions stop in South America for all of about 30 seconds’ worth of screen time, Peter Weir’s new blockbuster Master and Commander would be a mass-market … Continue reading

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