• Inside West Side Story

    Left to Right: Stephen Sondheim, Arthur Laurents, Harold Prince, Robert Griffith, Leonard Bernstein, and Jerome Robbins on the WSS set.

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    A scathing allusion to moltke can be found on another French propaganda card from World War i. this card, mailed in 1914, depicts a French soldier with his bayonet penetrating the rear of a German soldier, who is throwing up his arms in pain.

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    In Forever Stardust Will Brooker gets into a thoughtful and pleasing analysis of Bowie’s substantive style … Indeed, it is a comprehensive addition to the field that has come to be known as Bowieology.

  • More Transitions in Store

    As this second memoir opens, Mock is a late teenager who has fully transitioned to female, and she has just been hired illegally at a Waikiki strip club.

  • Steve Grand Is Not a Country Singer

    STEVE GRAND is a singer and musician who plays the piano and the guitar and writes much of his own music. This interview was conducted while Steve was performing in Provincetown, MA.

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