In this issue, I review some of the more promising new fall shows. And break some news!
Welcome to my every-other-week newsletter. In this issue, four reviews and (for you locals) a story I wrote about the revival of the beloved Tivoli arts cinema.
Party like it’s 1919 (i.e., no booze)
This year is the centennial of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women in all states the right to vote. Ratification dragged on for over a year and were it not for one legislator in Tennessee who listened to his mama, the amendment might have been stopped dead in its tracks in the summer of 1920.
But Kansas women had already voted in three federal elections by 1919, thanks to the hard work of suffragists (not “suffragettes”) who won full voting rights in 1912. It’s a story Diane and I are telling across the state thanks to our friends at Humanities Kansas. Here we are in Great Bend last weekend, an event copiously covered in the local newspaper. Diane was presented with that sash and I got a Tennessee yellow rose. Next up: Lawrence.
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The remarkable show that is so not ‘SVU’
Based on a real-life rape case, Netflix’s Unbelievable should inspire other shows about our broken justice system. Read more >>
Immigration, comedy and ... politics?
I’m keeping my eye on Mike Schur’s promising new show Sunnyside to see if it will pick up the flavor of his Twitter feed. Read more >>
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