Christine Quinn, the front runner in the New York City Mayor’s race, hit the talk show circuit this week defending her tough, no-holds-barred approach to government.
It’s day two of the same sex marriage battle at the US Supreme Court. On Wednesday, the highest court in the land will hear arguments that the Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional for same sex couples who are granted the right to marry in states that legally allow gay marriage.
It’s a big week for the gay marriage movement as the United States Supreme Court takes its first ever look at the issue.
On Tuesday, the first arguments will take place as the proponents of California’s Proposition 8 call on the court to deem the ballot measure unconstitutional. Then on Wednesday, the court will hear a separate case that challenges the Defense of Marriage Act.
The point is often made that early 20th Century Russian playwright Anton Chekhov thought of his plays as comedies, while in the years since they have mostly been played as rueful, melancholy drama. In his new twist on Chekhovian ideas, Christopher Durang has rightly realized that it’s a matter of context – Chekhov’s plays could have probably been funny to early 20th Century Russians! (That Chekhov didn’t find Russian productions of his plays in his own time funny enough is a different and very complex issue).