Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

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

The Crime of the Scene

Rehearsal yesterday sucked, and I sucked mightily along with it. This is OK – the sucky rehearsal the week before the play opens is not only inevitable, it’s healthy. But I’m not used to purveying the suckage. I guess everyone … Continue reading

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We’ll Always Have Paris

Poor Paris Hilton. Moral of story: Do not make a video of yourself having sex unless you are cool with people seeing it. Or at least keep your degausser nearby for swift application. “OK, that was fun, zzzzzzz-app!” But I … Continue reading

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Faith/Off

A propos of “The Good Faith,” the play I’ve been rehearsing: Q: Why don’t The Sopranos like Jehovah’s Witnesses? A: The Sopranos don’t like any witnesses. “The Good Faith” is by Harold Dean James and it opens at La Mama … Continue reading

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From Fundament to Rudiment

Sitting around the house saying “ow” is getting old. Winter is teething on the chaw of the City. Last night our blogging compatriot Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol co-co-presided at her monthly tripartite Pop Gear DJ outing, spinning 60′s … Continue reading

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Oh Bone Pain

Say it with me: “Ow.” I hurt my back sometime Wednesday or Thursday. Ow. No, it wasn’t doing that, I’m not seeing anyone right now. Unless it was a mighty powerful dream. Ow. Mid-lower-back, right side, pitched just there so … Continue reading

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It Takes The Village

Friday was unseasonably balmy, and seasonably Halloween. At 6:30 p.m. in the staging area along Sullivan Street the 30th annual Village Halloween Parade was spinning up, slowing down, prancing and primping, jockeying for position, running over the occasional hapless banner, … Continue reading

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5ive Years in Reverse

Top 5 Halloween costumes over the years (in no particular order): 5. Halloweening in Rome in the Via dei Serpenti, I take an appliance box of some kind, cut and trim it to a tapered point, festoon it with bodacious … Continue reading

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Happy Boo Day to You

These past few years I’ve ridden the Temptress float in the annual Halloween Parade. Same again this time out, so off I go to wrassle up some film, have a quick meeting in Park Slope, and then head down to … Continue reading

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Words of a Feather

Overheard on the way to work this morning: Guy on cell phone: “No, no. No. That thought never crossed my mind. … That skirt you were wearing, though, that crossed my mind.” Our Featured Link to Extreme Pumpkins loses its … Continue reading

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Six Degrees in Search of an Author

Last night two new actors joined us in rehearsals for “The Good Faith.” It’s hard to walk in cold to a show, especially a musical, but they fit in pretty easily, which made me feel good about the rest of … Continue reading

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