Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

A final hurray to MP Johnson Week with an excerpt from Angels in America, by Tony Kushner. The Characters BELIZE, a former drag queen and former lover of Prior’s. A registered nurse. Belize’s name was originally Norman Arriaga; Belize is a drag name that stuck. ROY M. COHN, a successful New York lawyer and unofficial power broker, now facing disbarment and dying of AIDS. ROY: Let me ask you something, sir. BELIZE: Sir? ROY: What’s it like? After? BELIZE: After …? ROY: The misery ends. BELIZE: Hell or Heaven? (Roy stares at Belize.) BELIZE: Like San Francisco. ROY: A city. … Continue reading Commonplace Book: Belize describes Heaven to Roy Cohn

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Reviews in Brief: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two: Written by Douglas Wolk, Illustrated by Ulises Farinas

Espresso-sized book reviews for readers on the go. Karl Marx wrote in his 1852 book, The Eighteenth Brumaire of Louis Napoleon, “Hegel remarks somewhere that all facts and personages of great importance in world history occur, as it were, twice. He forgot to add: the first time as a tragedy, the second time as farce.”  This occurs in Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two, written by Douglas Wolk and illustrated by Ulises Farinas.  The notorious Judge Dredd gets relocated to Mega-City Two in a judicial exchange program.  Although one would not think so with this grimdark postapocalyptic setting, but hilarity ensues.  Mega-City … Continue reading Reviews in Brief: Judge Dredd: Mega-City Two: Written by Douglas Wolk, Illustrated by Ulises Farinas

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