The Week Ahead on the CMS

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MONDAY: Are you REALLY better off in Texas? Gov. Rick Perry is blasting through Connecticut and New York, trailing a comet-like plume of TV advertisements promising employers a better life in the tax-free, unregulated Promised Land of Texas. Is it really that much better?  Don’t they have water shortages? We’ll tak to Texas journalists and transplants to and from Connecticut and Texas. And Gail Collins, author of “As Texas Goes — How the Lone State State Hijacked the American Agenda.”Midsummer_Nigh

TUESDAY: Shakespeare performed with giant puppets by the creators of War Horse. A comic-rap-scrap-metal-music-theatre work that follows a Chinese deliveryman’s increasingly fantastic attempts to escape a 4? by 6? by 8? metal box when he spends 81 hours stuck in an elevator. We’re live from the Festival of Arts and Ideas in New Haven. Come join us in the lobby of The Study, a hotel on Chapel Street.. In a year that featured a funny Hamlet, a melancholy Twelfth Night and a black and white Much Ado About Buffy set in  director Joss Whedon’s L.A. home, we’re going to talk about everything theater can and should be.

WEDNESDAY: This is a show about graffiti, but I don’t do anything about it.

THURSDAY:OUR SALUTE TO HOUSEWORK! Hints from Heloise started in 1959. It is currently authored by  Poncé Kiah Marchelle Heloise Cruse Evans, daughter of the first Heloise, who never had to advise us on getting pet hair out of an mp3 player.  She, along with scholars studying the history of housework, will discuss what it is, who does it, and why.

FRIDAY: The Nose: Rand Cooper leads a panel revving on the tarmac to jet through the week in culture.


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15 thoughts on “The Week Ahead on the CMS

    1. richard

      The highlighted review below is Amazons teaser lead in the product description.

      “Gail Collins is the funniest serious political commentator in America. Reading As Texas Goes… is pure pleasure from page one.” —Rachel Maddow

      A comparison between ESL students in Hartford and Texas? The challenges to a state where the illegals in Houston alone outnumber CTs Hispanic population? You won’t get that here.

      In other words if you share Maddow’s politics and want a simple statistical gloss on Texas devoid of any real social science….

  1. richard

    Then there’s the whole condescending premise: Hispanic women are too dumb to move up North where there is a Planned Parenthood on every corner and there are as many styles, shapes and flavors of condoms as there are gumdrops on the Big Rock Candy Mountain.

    Yes Hispanic women really need CT ESL learning programs for themselves and their children. Hartfords ESL graduation rated and job opportunities for Hispanics is simply because j

  2. peter brush

    From Yale to Dallas; my hero.
    Biography [edit]

    Kendall was born in 1909 to a blind minister in Oklahoma. He learned to read at age two, graduated from high school at 13, from the University of Oklahoma at 18, and published his first book at 20. In 1932, he became a Rhodes scholar and studied at the University of Oxford. He became a Trotskyist and went to Spain during the Spanish Civil War. His experiences with the Spanish Republic led him to renounce his communist convictions. In 1940, he obtained a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Illinois writing his dissertation upon John Locke on Majority Rule under Francis Wilson. He served in the OSS during World War II, and stayed on when it became the CIA in 1947.
    He joined the Yale University faculty in 1947, where he taught for fourteen quarrelsome years until Yale paid him a handsome sum to resign. In 1961, he surrendered tenure and departed.[1] Among his students was William F. Buckley, Jr., with whom he participated in the founding of National Review; as a Senior Editor he constantly fought with the other editors (they say he was never on speaking terms with more than one person at a time). A friend of Kendall’s, Professor Revilo P. Oliver, gave him credit with convincing him to enter political activism by writing for NR. [1]
    He later converted to Roman Catholicism, taught at the University of Dallas, was a founder of the politics program, and was co-founder of the doctoral program there. He stayed at that institution until he died of a heart attack in 1967.

  3. Billy Yo

    Firing Line was one of my favorite programs to watch on Sunday. Even at such an early age, I had already realized my progressive side. But I enjoyed Buckley for his smarts and wit – Unlike the Neanderthal conservative TV and radio talking heads of today.

    1. richard

      I can’t agree enough about Buckley. I didn’t always share his politics but loved his Northern Elite balderdash. Its only after I got older I appreciated the lobbying behind tax loopholes and exemptions as the fountain of all corruption. We will never see Progressive taxation without an elimination of loopholes and deduction on the personal side. On the corporate side we need a VAT plus income. The VAT means ill run corps like the Trib Courant must pay taxes and can’t be constructed as a pure tax avoidance scheme.

  4. richard

    AFSCME 24 in Wisconsin declines from 22,000 to 3,000 members after Walker makes membership and dues voluntary.

    The union is in turmoil. Its political machine busted. Going to court for financial malfeasance and failure to turn over their dues

    growing dissatisfaction with the leadership of WSEU under the direction of Executive Director Marty Beil following the passage of Act 10, which stripped state employee unions of bargaining rights. Cunningham said AFSCME Council 24 started with 22,000 members and is now down to less than 3,000 voluntary members.

      1. Billy Yo

        I could agree with an open shop but corporations should not be viewed as people by the Supremes. What is good for the goose is good for the gander, richarof.

  5. david edelstein

    Much Ado about Buffy: a calumny. SMG (that Republican) never even deigned to participate in the Shakespeare readings at Whedon’s abode. (Delightful Alyson did only once, but that is her hubby as Benedick.) Not a trace of Buffy in Much Ado.

    1. richard

      Angel fans who know the Illyria and Wesley angle know how Amy dearest started to work Shakespearean delivery and dramatic reading into the last season. Wesley needed no help there to be the wonderful and insufferable and pretentious Shakespearean he is.

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