Anthony Rapp

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Anthony (Deane) Rapp is an American stage and film actor and singer.

Rapp first performed on Broadway in 1981 in the flop The Little Prince and the Aviator, a musical based on Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's novel The Little Prince. The show closed during previews. He also appeared in the 1987 movie Adventures in Babysitting, which was directed by Chris Columbus. Columbus would later direct Rapp in the film version of Rent.

Rapp has gone on to appear in several movies and Broadway shows, most notably as intellectuals. His notable work includes films Dazed and Confused, A Beautiful Mind, School Ties, Road Trip, the stage and film versions of Six Degrees of Separation, and An American Family.

Rapp is probably best known for playing Mark Cohen in the

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Several months ago, an acquaintance and fellow book enthusiast named Swapna Krishna reached out to me and graciously asked me to contribute a story to an anthology she was co-editing. I immediately said yes, even though I hadn’t written any fiction since high school, or any work of any length at all since my memoir was published in 2006. But it felt like too special an opportunity to pass up, as i Read more of this blog post »
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Anthony is 77% done with The Best of World SF, Volume 1: Read the pulpy “The Green” by Lauren Beukes. The tone of it was just a bit too-cool-for-school for me to really enjoy it as much as I otherwise could have. Beukes is a skilled craftsperson, but I wonder if her work would ever feel emotionally grounded in a way that I’d prefer.
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"A gripping book about learning to communicate with aliens right here on earth"
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"‘The way to read a fairy tale is to throw yourself in.
W.H. Auden

An element of fairy tales that I particularly enjoy is the way you allow the story to happen to you like a wave washing over you. Literature that utilizes the genre effectively taps i" Read more of this review »
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“Grief does not expire like a candle or the beacon on a lighthouse. It simply changes temperature.”
Anthony Rapp, Without You

“Labels are for cans, not people.”
Anthony Rapp

“There is only one you for all time. Fearlessly be yourself.”
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“Love doesn't just sit there, like a stone, it has to be made, like bread; remade all the time, made new.”
Ursula K. Le Guin, The Lathe of Heaven

“We live in capitalism. Its power seems inescapable. So did the divine right of kings. Any human power can be resisted and changed by human beings. Resistance and change often begin in art, and very often in our art, the art of words.”
Ursula K. Le Guin

“That time
I thought I could not
go any closer to grief
without dying

I went closer,
and I did not die.
Surely God
had his hand in this,

as well as friends.
Still, I was bent,
and my laughter,
as the poet said,

was nowhere to be found.
Then said my friend Daniel,
(brave even among lions),
“It’s not the weight you carry

but how you carry it -
books, bricks, grief -
it’s all in the way
you embrace it, balance it, carry it

when you cannot, and would not,
put it down.”
So I went practicing.
Have you noticed?

Have you heard
the laughter
that comes, now and again,
out of my startled mouth?

How I linger
to admire, admire, admire
the things of this world
that are kind, and maybe

also troubled -
roses in the wind,
the sea geese on the steep waves,
a love
to which there is no reply?”
Mary Oliver

“Watch out for each other. Love everyone and forgive everyone, including yourself. Forgive your anger. Forgive your guilt. Your shame. Your sadness. Embrace and open up your love, your joy, your truth, and most especially your heart.”
Jim Henson

“Something that is loved is never lost.”
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message 5: by Megan

Megan Congrats on the engagement!! ❤️

message 4: by Marko

Marko Realmonte You are a bright light in a world that can be very dark at times. Keep telling your truth.

I recently published a gay whodunnit. It's a fun read for a long plane flight. I'd love to get your thoughts on it. Murder at White Oak by Marko Realmonte

message 3: by marla

marla Your very welcome, glad you appreciate it :)

Anthony Thanks for your kind words and support.

message 1: by marla

marla Rather interesting that I'm the first comment but I wrote a review about your book. Its at mkarol13.wordpress.com , go ahead and read if you would like.


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