About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home. Show Closed This production ended its run on Jan. 4, 2015 This Is Our Youth Related Shows View Comments From the Upper West Side to Times Square. This Is Our Youth celebrates its opening night on the Great White Way on September 11. The Steppenwolf Theatre Company production, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, stars Michael Cera, Kieran Culkin and Tavi Gevinson in their Broadway debuts.To commemorate the Great White Way premiere of the Kenneth Lonergan play, Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson sketched this portrait of the trio of spoiled, drugged-out Manhattanites. Pictured from left to right are Culkin as Dennis, Cera as Warren and Gevinson as Jessica.Broadway.com wishes This Is Our Youth a happy opening! We can’t wait to hear your performance of “The Circle of Life.” (Note: “The Circle of Life” is not performed during This Is Our Youth.)
September 27, 2020
Stuff co.nz 6 August 2020Family First Comment: An excellent commentary – from someone who is intimately involved in this issue….“The other day I phoned a patient to discuss the options for treatment of her cancer and she pleaded with me not to deny her treatment. “I know I may have terminal cancer and I am older but I have so much to live for; please allow me to have treatment,” she said. I reassured her that she would be given any treatment that was suitable for her. It got me thinking that it is easy for patients to feel that somehow, they are not as worthy as others to receive treatment.“OPINION: I am a doctor and I have worked with cancer patients for over 20 years. I love to just “roll my sleeves up” and do my job.I do not often speak in public forums or give my opinions on issues, but I am so concerned with the implications of the End of Life Choice Act that I feel the need to speak out and share my story.The other day I phoned a patient to discuss the options for treatment of her cancer and she pleaded with me not to deny her treatment. “I know I may have terminal cancer and I am older but I have so much to live for; please allow me to have treatment,” she said. I reassured her that she would be given any treatment that was suitable for her.It got me thinking that it is easy for patients to feel that somehow, they are not as worthy as others to receive treatment.One of the great privileges of my job is that I can care for those who in society’s eyes may be considered vulnerable. In my practice I care for patients with brain damage, elderly folk (96 is my record so far), prisoners, people with extreme learning difficulties, with severe mental illness and with hearing or visual impairment.Each of these patients is in addition receiving care for terminal conditions. Should the End of Life Choice Act become law, each of these patients may become open to subtle coercion to feel that requesting medically assisted dying would be ‘the right thing to do’ to avoid being a financial or physical burden to those who care for them.The Oregon Health Authority reports that 59 per cent of patients who requested assisted suicide in 2019 gave being a burden to their family as one of their reasons.Dr Melissa James is a radiation oncologist affiliated with the organisation Doctors say no.READ MORE: https://www.stuff.co.nz/national/health/euthanasia-debate/122351691/euthanasia-referendum-an-oncologists-perspectiveKeep up with family issues in NZ. Receive our weekly emails direct to your Inbox.
September 21, 2020
West Ham boss Sam Allardyce was thrilled by Stewart Downing’s debut in the 2-0 Barclays Premier League victory over Cardiff City at Upton Park. Press Association “We didn’t start him because he was short of match time during pre-season. Cardiff were tiring and the spaces were getting wider, so off he went. “What he contributed was exciting and he’s glad to be here, that’s the most important thing. We hope he gave the crowd a look at something they’ll see all season.” West Ham keeper Jussi Jaaskelainen barely had a save to make all match as Cardiff endured a challenging start to life in the Premier League with substitute Nicky Maynard skying their only real chance over the crossbar. “We’ve done a great job today. Our time spent in pre-season has stood us in good stead,” Allardyce said. “We showed today that physically and mentally we were 100 per cent ready for the Premier League. “We won the came comfortably, perhaps not taking as many chances as we’d have liked, but that doesn’t matter now because it’s a 2-0 victory and a clean sheet. “They were two very good goals from Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan and the team performed very, very well.” Allardyce ruled out making any further signings in the transfer market, stating his budget had been spent, and revealed that Andy Carroll would also miss Saturday’s trip to Newcastle with his heel problem. Cardiff were making their first appearance in the top flight since 1962 and manager Malky Mackay felt they had acquitted themselves well, despite their obvious shortcomings. Downing celebrated his £5million move from Liverpool with a lively 20-minute cameo as goals from Joe Cole and Kevin Nolan gave the Hammers a comfortable start to the season. “There’s no need to ask Stewart if he can prove himself because he’s already done that. He’s a top quality Premier League player and has been for a number of years,” Allardyce said. “We started slowly but after that we had an awful lot of possession. We knew we were coming to a good team in a good atmosphere,” Mackay said. “They were clinical with Cole’s goal and while we had plenty of possession, there was no penetration. We grew into the game in the second half. “Overall I can’t be too harsh on my players because we gave a good account of ourselves. We weren’t overawed and that showed today.” Mackay revealed that new signing Andreas Cornelius will return to training next week after missing the match with an ankle problem and announced that additional recruits could be heading for Cardiff City Stadium. “We’re trying to get new players and we’ll keep trying to do that, but sometimes it’s not always in your control,” he said. “If I find a good player and everything comes together in terms of the club and player agreeing everything, I’ll absolutely try and act.”