And I think those things need to be represented as well as anything else that we read about in the newspaper or we see on the news."For more info: ON BROADWAY: "A Doll's House, Part 2"When last we left off with Nora Helmer in Henrik Ibsen's landmark 1879 drama, "A Doll's House," she had had an awakening -- and exited her marriage and family with the slam of a door.
Now she's back, in the Tony-nominated "A Doll's House, Part 2." Mo Rocca talks with playwright Lucas Hnath and the cast (including Laurie Metcalf, Chris Cooper and Jayne Houdyshell) about this continuation of the story of a woman awakened, and the mess she left behind in her journey toward self-discovery.
"When I turned, I think, 88 or something, they said, 'Why don't you write a book on how to age? If I'm not recognized, I'm treated pretty much like every other elderly.
' I said, 'That will be a very slim volume: Just keep moving.' " Yet when Van Dyke began writing, he realized the breadth of his subject, the aches and indignities often thrust upon people of advanced age — even show biz icons like Van Dyke, who tripped over an ottoman and into our hearts on the 1960s sitcom The Dick Van Dyke Show and remained there through Diagnosis: Murder in the '90s. But if people recognize me, it's a whole different thing." Van Dyke recalled an incident, detailed in his book, when he wasn't recognized during a shopping trip.
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It would take a few years before the medical community identified HIV which, left unchecked, can develop into the deadly syndrome known as AIDS.
Today, treatments and preventive measures have changed expectations about the disease -- and, in the eyes of some, caused undue casualness about prevention. For more info: ART: Kerry James Marshall Kerry James Marshall's trademark style has catapulted him into the stratosphere of the art world.
Instead, he resigned from the auditor's office, saying he wanted to continue to pursue the relationship.
And while his work may deal with grief, injustice and loss, for the most part Marshall focuses on everyday life: picnics and street scenes, daily rituals, and quiet moments -- a window into a world rarely represented in fine art."We're used to hearing narratives of trauma, tragedy, disenfranchisement, pain, suffering," Marshall told correspondent Alex Wagner.
"Few of the stories that normalize the everyday life of people who are not always experiencing trauma 24/7.
"I walked into a clothing store that caters to the young," he recalled, "and the lady met me at the door, telling me: 'Sir, I don't think you'll find anything you'd like in here.' "I was so shocked I just turned around and left.
After that, I said, damn, I should've gone in there and bought something just for spite. That attitude is pretty common." Keep Moving, which comes out next month (Weinstein Books), is Van Dyke's lighthearted manifesto for gray rights, a collection of stories with clear morals about attitude, exercise and the inevitable.