The Royal Shakespeare Company is currently showing Oppenheimer, a new play by Tom Morton-Smith about Robert Oppenheimer, the man who led the Manhattan Project. Directed by Angus Jackson, this play, in the smaller Swan Theatre, looks at Oppenheimer’s life from before World War II, when he was a fellow traveller of the Communist Party, to the time just after the two bombs were dropped in Japan.
In a conversation recently on my podcast, The Committed, I briefly told the story of how I participated in a sketch on Saturday Night Live. I recalled that today, and went online to see if I could find a video of it; indeed, there it is: Samurai Tailor, with John Belushi in his recurring role […]
A couple of weeks ago, it was thought that Apple had stopped giving away free singles of the week on the iTunes Store. The company no longer showed a single of the week, and a broader Free on iTunes section had also been removed, even though there was still free content in the Apps and […]
In 1841, readers in New York caused a near-riot when the final installment of Charles Dickens’ The Old Curiosity Shop reached American shores. They were desperate to learn the fate of Nell Trent: did she live or die? On September 29, 2013, millions of Americans – and people around the world – sat down in […]
After some tergiversation, Apple has made The Interview available from the iTunes Store. It’s $6 to rent, $15 to buy. Watch it at your own risk.