Q: Has "Revenge" been taken off TV?
A: If you mean canceled, the answer is no. The show has been on hiatus but will return to ABC on April 11. As I mentioned in a recent mailbag, the television season has far more weeks than TV series have new episodes. Some shows, especially those dependent on plot surprises, do not repeat well because the audience already knows the twists. So they often take breaks instead of repeating.
so it's april 11th.
i really can't believe they've done that. that is just too long to wait.
still on the topic of the arts, a major poet has died.
matt schudel (washington post) reports:
Adrienne Rich, one of the country’s most honored and influential poets, whose finely tuned verse explored her identity as a feminist, a lesbian and an agent for political change, died March 27 at her home in Santa Cruz, Calif. She was 82.
She had complications from rheumatoid arthritis, her son Pablo Conrad said.
that is very sad news. i want to cry.
let's close with c.i.'s 'Iraq snapshot:'
Alsumaria TV reports Foreign Minister Hoshyar Zebari declared today that Arab states have sent 12 Foreign Ministers to Baghdad thus far for the Arab League Summit. KUNA adds that Zebari "announced its [Iraq's] full support of the effort exerted by the joint envoy of the United Nations and Arab League Kofi Annan to end crisis and violence in Syria, while stressing its opposition to foreign intervention in the Arab country." The Foreign Ministers are meeting today. Nouri is supposed to deliver a speech today.
AFP notes, "Iraqi President Jalal Talabani has accepted the credentials of the first Saudi ambassador to Baghdad since Saddam Hussein's 1990 invasion of Kuwait, the president's office said on Wednesday." Al Jazeera splashes some reality by explaining:
For the first time since that conflict, Iraq also officially received an ambassador from Saudi Arabia, Fahd bin Abdul Mohsen al-Zaid, though he will function only as a "non-resident" ambassador and is already the Saudi envoy to Jordan.
The summit was not particularly well attended. At least five countries sent foreign ministers, including Bahrain, but both Qatar and Egypt did not send their top diplomats, and others were absent.
Al Rafidayn notes that Nouri's reps began pressing other leaders yesterday on dropping Iraq's debt. Kurdish MP Mahmoud Othman Tweeted today: "We hope that the Arab summit will cancel the debts on Iraq&help it in investments, economic prosperity,as well as fighting terrorism."
the washington post