Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge must have been quite controversial when it first opened in the mid-1950s. From the moment protagonist Eddie Carbone comes on stage, his sexual attraction to his 18-year-old niece is so obvious it's creepy. Eddie's clearly consumed with a smoldering passion he refuses to recognize or understand. He hides his desires even from himself.
We first ran this story on Oct. 31, 2001. With Halloween upon us again, we thought it would be fun to take another look at how we celebrated Halloween in years past. Some of our sources, like the wonderful Bud Corry, have since passed on. Happily, memories of peopleâ€"and long past eventsâ€"remain.
Oak Park Village President David Pope served as a Peace Corps volunteer in Thailand from 1990 to 1992. It was, he says, a fundamentally important experience in his life. On Wednesday, Nov. 2, Pope will tell how his Peace Corps service relates to his present role in public service at the annual meeting of the Oak Park Council on International Affairs.
As far back as she can rememberâ€"and further back than that, she guessesâ€"Loretta Sincora wanted to fly. "I don't know why," she admits. "I've always been different. I was always crazy about flying."
As you may have gathered from my last column, I'm intrigued by the fascination that New Yorkers hold for the "one-hit wonder," those incredibly successful eateries that seem to thrive simply by specializing in only one food item.