I have a friend, a former actor turned computer whiz, whose years of struggle in the theater have left him determined never to say anything unkind about any aspect of any performance he attends. He often goes to new shows, but the most you can ever get out of him afterward is, "I didn't mind it." Everyone's a critic, the old saying tells us, but he's magically learned how to resist that temptation. He came into my mind, more than once, while I was watching John Fugelsang, monologuist and former political stand-up comic, perform... More >>>