The Nose: Are Natural Disasters A Sign We've Annoyed God?

Aug 26, 2011

Last night, I saw "Wicked" at the Bushnell and was reminded of all the little subversive political jabs in a musical that has otherwise succeeded in cornering the attention of 12 year old girls.

There are barbs about regime change and a lyric about "great communicators" who have no special brains or knowledge.  But the central point of "Wicked," which is the "Wizard of Oz" told mostly from the green-faced witch's point of view - is that there are multiple ways of looking at most situations and that perspective is, if not everything, a bigger thing than most of us like to admit. Today, on the Nose, we'll try to apply that notion to the hurricane, earthquake and to bisexuality (really). After getting you all stirred up yesterday, we'll offer a more relaxed approach to the storm. Leave your comments below, e-mail colin@wnpr.org or Tweet us @wnprcolin.