Mr. Smith Goes to Washington—at the Stanford Theatre

The Spring repertory season begins Saturday at Palo Alto’s Stanford theater with some very familiar and a bit of a rarity. One wonders which way Frank Capra’s populist rant against the Senate cuts today? Does it inspire or infuriate Tea Baggers?

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington/Come Live With Me

(1939/1941) A Boy Ranger leader named Mr. Smith [...]

Capra or Sturges in VP Race

Before I go into deep hibernation in my “Palin-News-Free” hyperbaric chamber, I can’t help but acknowledging this sinking feeling that the upcoming election will be utterly devoid of any actual substantive discussion of issues and policies while we all delight in our varying ideas of how “hot” Sarah Palin is. The whole thing is starting [...]