The Kensington Review

30 November 2007

Latest Commentary: Volume VI, Number 143
Huckabee is Republican Flavor of the Week -- Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has emerged as the hot property in the Republican Party’s race for the White House. The reasons are threefold. First, he isn’t one of the frontrunners. Second, he hasn’t had his proposed platform scrutinized. Third, he’s a happy guy, and of the three, that matters most.

General Musharraf Becomes Mr. Musharraf -- Yesterday, Pervez Musharraf was sworn in as president of Pakistan without being a member of the military. He quit as head of the army on Wednesday. He is no longer a military dictator; he’s now a civilian dictator. After taking the oath of office, he promised, “Come hell or high water, elections will be held on January 8. Nobody derails it.” No need for that, now, as he has secured his position for another 5 years.

Broadway Strike Ends in ?A Good Compromise? -- For three weeks, more than two dozen Broadway theatres in New York City were dark due to a strike by members of Local One of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees. After three days of marathon negotiations, they came to an agreement with the League of American Theaters and Producers. Details are slowly leaking out, but it looks like everyone gave a little and everyone got a little.

Norman Mailer Wins Bad Sex in Fiction Award -- To say that Normal Mailer, who passed away the 10th of this month, was a giant of American literature is a bit like saying the Pacific Ocean is moist. The Naked and the Dead, which dealt with his service in WWII, was named one of the 100 best books in the English Language by the Modern Library. He helped found the Village Voice. The Executioner’s Song won him one of two Pulitzers. The Armies of the Night got him the other as well as and the National Book Award. This week, he was posthumously awarded the Literary Review Bad Sex in Fiction prize for his last book The Castle in the Forest.

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