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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.

SPIDER-MAN UPSTATE

In Spider-Man: Homecoming, the newest addition to the wall climber’s adventures, some changes of minimal significance have been mad.  His boss Iron-Man moves his headquarters from the center of Manhattan to “upstate,” so that his new building looks like so … Continue reading

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ON IMMIGRATION

I’d like to say to say just a few words on the hot button topic of immigration.  It seems that more than enough has already been said on this issue, but immigration is essential to the American experience.  And the … Continue reading

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ISLANDS

The falcon women of my life Were all born on islands: My wife Oahu, in the hospital Known for Pearl Harbor, My mother the Long Island of Hurricanes, One grandmother, the policeman’s daughter, Staten Island, The other Sicily, Where Aetna … Continue reading

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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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