The Faces We Wear in Private

Director John Cassavettes, who was profiled in STOP SMILING’s Jazz Issue, explored throughout his career “the seemingly irreconcilable differences between the face we wear in private and the face we present to the world,” writes theater critic Hilton Als, alerting New Yorkers of the new stage adaptation of Cassavettes’ “Opening Night,” which will run from Dec 2nd to Dec 6th at the Brooklyn Museum of Art; meanwhile, in Baghdad, Iraqi interpreters for the US military have no choice but to show their private faces in public as commanders have banned them from wearing ski masks while working with detainees, even though about 300 interpreters have been singled out and killed by extremists for their collaboration with the enemy, the Washington Post reports. Read the complete article here.