Here's Beth Wellington on Mamet. And Robert Hughes interviews Mamet in the Wall Street Journal. Mamet on plot: "I once worked for a summer laying sod. This is the only thing I've ever done that was harder than that. You've got to get over your own cleverness. You have to become extraordinary analytical, and throw out all the stuff you love to get there. Sometimes it doesn't make sense. You stare at that sheet of paper for years and know there's something hiding in there."