Sunday, March 21, 2010 | Categories: Episodes
Mark Twain may have nailed it. You go to heaven for the climate; hell for the company. On Tapestry, we're all for good company!
This week, we explore two very different ideas of the afterlife.
The CBC's Frank Faulk looks at the appeal of the dark side of our natures in his documentary, For the Love of Hell.
And the difference between the comic and the cosmic is the letter "S". That's what Vladimir Nabokov believed, and a lot of comedians seem to think he was right. The big questions (Who are we? Why are we here? What happens after death?) have been mined for laughs for a long time. Toronto actor, comedian and singer Elaine Smookler enters this hallowed territory with her play, Brigitte's Bardo. It's subtitled, A Musical Comedy Based on the Tibetan Book of the Dead. Say again?
And finally on the program, the writer Hassan Ghedi Santur ponders the question: "What does it mean to be good?"