Month: March 2017

Searing Workplace Drama at MTC

Linda confronts her boss in the workplace drama "Linda" at Manhattan Theatre Club. Photo (C) Richard Termine 2017
Just five days remain to see “Linda” at the Manhattan Theatre Club. Too few plays are set in workplaces, the family living room being the preferred cauldron. But this powerhouse, a UK import by Penelope Skinner, lands a one-two punch. We see Linda at work as a[...]
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Preserve Those Voices

Bob Fass at WBAI in the 1960s, courtesy of Lost Footage Films via Columbia University
So much corporate history and cultural history resides in oral history. To that end, I was delighted to learn that Columbia University’s Rare Book & Manuscript Library is archiving 10,000 hours from “Radio Unnameable.” This program by Bob Fass on New York City FM station WBAI was[...]
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Stickiest business anniversary ever

Happy 100th business anniversary, Fluff. Credit: Ginny/Flickr
The sticky-white marshmallow confection known as Fluff turns 100 years old today. Who knew? Apparently Mimi Graney did. Some 11 years ago she created the “What’s the Fluff?” festival in Somerville, Massachusetts; the Boston area lays proud claim to being a candy center (never mind about that[...]
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