‘Once’ Awes Atlanta Audiences with Folk-Rock, but Falters on Storytelling

Charlotte Selton/ Contributing When I attended “Once,” I expected that a performance about a fledgling romance between a working-class, aspiring musician and an immigrant mother would offer a grand political or social statement. “Once” did not deliver that. Instead, the musical demonstrated the power of music to inspire and connect us, even without much plot [...]

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‘Becoming Nancy’ Delivers Resounding Laughter and a Hollow Ending

High school theater is going off the rails, teenagers have turned into neo-Nazis and Britain is overridden by anti-immigrant sentiment. Without garishly patterned clothes, only the widespread and vicious homophobia in east London would distinguish 1979 from today. Based on the best-selling British novel by Terry Ronald, “Becoming Nancy” explores how a gender-blind casting of [...]

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Second Amendment Obsolete

Our civic education cements that the best of America comes from the U.S. Constitution and its Bill of Rights. According to politicians and history teachers alike, those 200-year-old documents created a great and powerful democracy based on majority rule with minority rights. This is an American myth that belongs alongside Paul Bunyan and Johnny Appleseed. [...]

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Letter to the Editor

Contrary to Grant Osborn’s (19C) recent column, the NFL is not silencing conservative speech. The NFL forbids athletes from altering their uniforms in remembrance of 9/11 and the 2016 mass shooting of Dallas police because it has strict uniform policies, not because it has a political agenda. I was horrified that this article categorized mourning [...]

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