La Rantiava

A new venture! The publishers of Opernwelt have started a website, Das Theater Magazin, and have lured me onboard to do various things. https://www.der-theaterverlag.de/theatermagazin/dtm/theatermagazin-10-2017/titel-102017/ First thing is a vlog. Yes, a vlog. So, it’s in English and I filmed it at home, and they left it deliberately uncut. Don’t look at the laundry basket to

Crap Museum

Today I was going to go to Tian’anmen Square, not because there’s anything there I particularly wanted to look at, but because it’s huge, hugely symbolic and a place where you can still witness the forces of authoritarianism at work. It’s where you are most likely to find triumphant statues celebrating Mao and the revolution,