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About jalesy55

Charles Lupia is a playwright, freelance writer and lawyer. His blogs cover a range of topics, from politics to entertainment.

BERLIN 1989

Did you think history would cease then?  Not noticing flooded wastelands in the not distant landscape, you commandeered new wreckage by pulling down more walls.   Now like mammals after dinosaurs, eyes of Socialist discussion peer out from behind rocks.

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MAMET IS RIGHT, UP TO A POINT

A recent controversy arose when playwright David Mamet threatened to fine  Outvisable Theatre of Detroit in the event that talkbacks were held after performances of his play Oleanna.  Such a measure by Mamet was heavyhanded, as is so much that … Continue reading

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SKEPTICISM

They say that there are matters of faith, and matters of science.  Science necessarily involves skepticism.  Tenants, or theories, of science have to be tested.  It is healthy and ultimately productive to dispute well-accepted theories. Why, then is so much … Continue reading

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MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

After a prolonged battle with Hollywood powers over his last film, Margaret, playwright-screenwriter-director Kenneth Lonergan returns to the screen with Manchester by the Sea.  Hollywood ways and theatre ways of working do not jibe, and Lonergan, in the Margaret battle, … Continue reading

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THE STRANGE CASE OF DAVID MAMET

I’ve gone through stages with David Mamet the same as I’ve gone through with Mike Tyson.  Back when Tyson was the best heavyweight, when he floored Michael Spinks in a few seconds, I was a fan.  When Tyson got violent … Continue reading

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ACTORS AND ARTISTS

My father was not an artist, but he understood artists and athletes.  He knew athletes from playing sports in his youth, and remaining a football and basketball fan the remainder of his life.  He knew that college football players were … Continue reading

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RULES FOR ARTISTS

There are two fundamental rules for artists: Realize that Life is more important than Art. It is this realization that gives Art its value. If you see that you were made to be an artist, then pursue your art with … Continue reading

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