David DiSalvo

Cosmo owned a barbershop

by David DiSalvo May 21, 2011

The little shop sat in the shadow of the legendary Kodak tower on State Street. A raw part of the city, drained by suburban retreat and battered by countless soul-chilling storms endemic to cities on the Great Lakes. Immigrants came there a half century before from Ireland, Germany and Italy to establish themselves as craftsmen […]

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The Sunset Limited: Cormac McCarthy’s eulogy or anthem to meaning?

by David DiSalvo February 24, 2011

[Spoiler Alert: this post contains information about the ending of the play] HBO has long benefited from a reputation for taking chances on risky material. Some of these risks spawned culture-changing juggernauts like “The Sopranos”, while others teetered then rapidly fell into abject failure (“John from Cincinnati” comes to mind). While entertaining the possibility of […]

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