By Michael Buening
This is a conformist America as it was defining itself in the mid 20th century, a young superpower looking backwards for grounding. The characters are brash and loud and charismatic.
'Land of Fish and Rice' and Elegantly Subtle Cuisine
The Radio Dept.: Running Out of Love
Great Performances: 'Hamilton's America'
Animation: It's Not Just for Children, Anymore
Jamestown Revival: The Education of a Wandering Man
'Wayward Heroes' and Cold War Iceland
Sankt Otten + N: Männerfreundschaften und Metaphysik
'Becoming Unbecoming' and the Toll Extracted From Survivors
"Frank L. Baum's Oz isn't in the land of Aussies, as one might think, but in a far more magical setting.