The Supreme Court has legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states in a 5-4 decision. In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote:
If you’re like me, then you’re in the mood to celebrate the Supreme Court’s historic decision on same-sex marriage, which makes it legal for same-sex couples to marry in all 50 states. And if, also like me, you have a sweet-tooth, then may I suggest a pint of ice cream?
On my way to see The New Yiddish Rep’s production of “Two By Wolf” which includes Wolf Mankowitz’s play “The Bespoke Overcoat,” I flashed back to 1956, when in the darkness of the Thalia Theatre on Upper Broadway, I saw the British film “The Bespoke Overcoat” based on Mankowitz’s play about a Jewish tailor and a promised winter coat. I then assumed that it had been a translation of a work by a Yiddish writer unaware that “bespoke” with its Middle English provenance was Fleet Street lingo for custom made.
A much-anticipated documentary about the late British singer Amy Winehouse hits cinemas next week amid a dispute between its makers and her father, who has called the film misleading.