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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Scott Rudin
The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record _ this time on the other side of the Atlantic.
Broadway is apparently sticking with its love affair with religion _ this spring will welcome the "The Testament of Mary," a play by Colm Toibin based on his 2011 novella about Jesus' mother after the crucifixion.
When theatergoers at "Clybourne Park" spot a woman with a yellow legal pad sitting in the last row of the orchestra section, they invariably ask what she's doing.
Emotions run high in "Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close," one of the boldest cinematic tacklings of Sept. 11 yet.
"The Social Network" is a stylish, hyper-speed portrait of a Web-connected generation made by two men with scant love for the Internet who wouldn't be caught dead "friending" anybody.
Rudin said despite some grousing by London critics, the crowds have been enthusiastic, particularly the English fans of "South Park."
"The story and humor of `The Book of Mormon' is deeply influenced by Monty Python's Flying Circus," he said. "I knew that would work over there."