Playmaker’s Blog


Terrorist Threat

January 18, 2006

Osama bin Laden

As we’ll remind you from time to time, plays can be dangerous. As much as we’d like to think they’re run for constructive purposes – to advance a noble cause or a company’s good deeds – they sometimes can be run with devious intent. After all, Playmakers can range from Mother Teresa to Machiavelli.

A Million Little Discos

January 11, 2006

Oprah Winfrey

James Frey, the author of the bestselling addiction and recovery memoir, A Million Little Pieces, came under attack this week from the website The Smoking Gun, which accused him of fabricating parts of his own life story. The book, which has sold an estimated 3.5 million copies and landed a coveted spot on Oprah’s Book Club, centers on Frey’s stay in a Minnesota drug and alcohol clinic.

Who’s Warning

January 3, 2006

Pete Townshend

Pete Townshend, guitarist for rock legends The Who, recently issued a Fiat , warning iPod users to turn down the volume or face irreversible hearing damage in the form of Tinnitus or, worse, hearing loss.

Compound W

December 14, 2005

Bush Owns Up

For an administration that often seems to govern by Fiat , the President made a series of speeches this week that most closely resembled the Lantern . George W. Bush acknowledged flaws in the Iraq policy, warts and all.

Eager Iger

December 6, 2005

Disney & iTunes

In October 2005 Disney became the first content provider for the new Video iPod, making several of its hit ABC shows such as Lost and Desperate Housewives available to download through Apple’s iTunes software for $1.99 per episode.