Posts tagged "9/11"

Tickets for Jihad

By Cyberquill • 11/12/2011 • 8 Comments

One score years ago, during a break while rehearsing a German-language production of West Side Story in which I mimed, warbled, and pirouetted along as of the Jets, the director held forth on the importance of selecting catchy titles for musicals: the shorter and simpler, the better, he explained, and he cited notable examples such as Hair, Fame, Grease, Cats, Chorus Line, and, of course, West Side Story. …

A Costly Morning in September

By Cyberquill • 09/11/2010 • 4 Comments

We remember the thousands of Americans who left for work that morning and never returned; the hundreds of thousands of Middle Eastern non-combatants inadvertently killed or maimed in the course of the U.S. response; and the tens of thousands of our troops who have thus far sacrificed their lives or limbs or been otherwise injured in the process.

The Cassandra Ad

By Cyberquill • 08/31/2009 • 15 Comments

Although not a big believer in prophecies, Cyberquill has long been intrigued by the timing of this eerily portentous advertisement, which appeared on the back cover of the September 2001 edition (i.e., published sometime in July or August 2001) of an eyewear magazine. …

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