With all the seemingly intractable problems and issues to address in the world, we at Community Media wanted to step back for one week and take stock in our lives during this holiday season. To that end, we asked our staff of editors, reporters, advertising reps and designers what they are grateful for this Thanksgiving. Here is what they said:
Letters to the Editor
I Luv U and other things you shouldnt text message
By Allison Gumahad
I was his first real girlfriend, and everything was new to him. He was terrified of relationships, and still learning how to be a boyfriend.
The Penny Post
New Orleans P.R.
By Andrei Codrescu
Writing about New Orleans in the fall of 2007 is not for the unsubtle-at-heart.
Events - Exibits - Music - Theater -
Downtown Express photo by Elisabeth Robert
The Fulton St. water main project is driving away customers and making it hard to walk around, business owners and residents said this week at a community meeting on the project.
DOWNTOWN ART & LIFESTYLE
The wedding crasher
by leonard L. quart
The indelible signature of Noah Baumbach’s first three films has been the wryly humorous and perceptively affecting depiction of relationships.
Cultures clash in ‘Drum of the Waves of Horikawa’
By Adrienne Urbanski
The similarities between the refined art of traditional Japanese Kabuki theater and ’70s punk rock might not be obvious, but Theater of a Two Headed Calf’s production of “Drum of the Waves of Horikawa” explores the parallels between the two.
You can’t always get what you want
By Scott Harrah
Jonathan Marc Sherman’s unfocused new drama “Things We Want” rambles in many different directions, but playwright and director Ethan Hawke never quite defines a point to this offbeat story of three brothers living in their inherited childhood home after their parents’ suicides (their father and mother both jumped out a window, respectively, five years apart).
Monica Bill Barnes reinterprets Las Vegas classics
BY BRIAN McCORMICK
Karaoke offers average people the opportunity to do something extraordinary.
By Stephen Wolf
Last Friday, in honor of the 50th anniversary of Jack Kerouac’s highly influential novel “On the Road,” the largest collection ever assembled of Kerouac’s works entitled “Beatific Soul: Jack Kerouac on the Road.”
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