Daily Archives: December 19, 2019

Merce Cunningham’s Dance Out of Time

John Cage, left, and Merce Cunningham, in 1970. “That dance is evanescent might be its most significant aspect, just as it’s said that death gives meaning to life. But culture depends on preservation. This tension seems impossible to reconcile. We … Continue reading

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Why ‘The Graduate’ Is a Vietnam Movie

The Graduate (1967) “And here’s to you, Mrs. Robinson, for your part in stopping the Vietnam War. True, Anne Bancroft’s seductress was hardly known for her interest in foreign affairs. But the movie in which she starred left an indelible … Continue reading

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