Cutting Ball Theatre,
Michael Uy Kelly,
San Francisco Around Town,
San Francisco Theater,
As the cast of Tenderloin brings the show's characters to life, the nervous energy that is often found outside the theatre starts to seep inside its walls.
American Idol Finale,
American Idol Winner,
American Idol Season 11 Finale,
American Idol Season 11 Winner,
Let's face it: Both Jessica Sanchez and Phillip Phillips are ideal representatives of their chosen brands, and both would've had a future in the music industry regardless of the outcome. But there can only be one winner ...
If music can indeed somehow lead a culture in certain directions, we should be able to find some evidence for that. Let's consider the history of American Music in the last century.
It's been a period to remember, or maybe just try to remember. We've traveled thousands of miles and met so many incredible people whilst taking in these incredible experiences.
You might think logically that the Cannes film festival is all about films. It's not. It's substantially about brands trying to hawk their names around the festival and ensure that they are associated with the most luxurious event of the year.
International Tchaikovsky Competition,
James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation,
Orchestra Of St. Luke’s,
Tokyo String Quartet,
Young Concert Artists,
Alice Tully Hall,
Last week Young Concert Artists held its annual Gala Concert at Alice Tully Hall with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, presenting the Lincoln Center debuts of three young soloists to a sold out house.
City Noir was originally conceived around one instrument -- the alto saxophone -- and Portland was damn lucky to have Tim McAllister blowing with the band for their final gig of the season.
There has been a paradigmatic shift in our thinking away from vicious competition towards altruism, and this has been altering all human behavior, our nation, and our world.
If Britney Spears' much-dissected foray back into public light proved anything it's this: the American public is not a huge fan of context.
F Scott Fitzgerald,
Big Budget Movies,
Great Gatsby 3d,
I don't know how it happened, but after 80 years F. Scott Fitzgerald's seminal novel "The Great Gatsby" has become the coolest, most talked about thing in the world.
9 Reasons To Watch Revenge,
Revenge Abc Tv,
Abc Revenge Season Finale,
Revenge Abc Finale,
Revenge On Abc,
Revenge Season 2,
Revenge Season Finale,
Revenge Season One,
Revenge Tv Series,
Revenge Tv Show,
When Is The Revenge Finale,
Women On TV,
"Revenge," the soapy melodrama that has captured my heart -- and an unfortunate amount of my time -- over the last year is coming to the end of its first season tonight. If you're someone who's resisted watching this gem of a television show all year long, now is the time to give up and give in.
Now, at 26, looking at where my life is now and where I want to go, I started to think: Am I appreciating the people and the things that matter or am I letting the fast-paced life of a New Yorker distract me from what I really want?
This musical February House is like the house itself, a noble experiment: the art, its dedication to period and historic detail, to the authentic sound, is more ambitious than the result.
There is a very special place in hell reserved for whoever created the emoticon. Nor can we blame the scourge solely on text messaging and e-mail: as far back as the 19th century.
NY Around Town,
The Public Theater,
The trials and tribulations, both artistic and personal, of this singular crew would make a compelling story. However, the characters of February House are drawn in brushstrokes; there isn't enough at stake.
At 83 years old, Japanese artist Yayoi Kusama boasts a pioneering oeuvre in many forms of media from the past five decades. Possessing a hallucinatory obsession with dots due to hardships she suffered as a child, Kusama uses art as an outlet.
Book Of Exodus,
Charles L. Worley,
Book Of Deuteronomy,
Religion And Sexuality,
To see a Republican lawmaker and a prominent Christian pastor try to outdo each other in their bigotry and murderous hate puts in unpleasant but clear relief the moral health of the organizations they represent.
Gender distinctions in literature are arbitrary and often ass-backwards. Can women, for example, write "men's fiction"? Why not?
Pablo Larraín has achieved something spectacularly unique with No, his beta-max rendition of the 1988 referendum vote in Chile concerning dictator Augusto Pinochet.
The famed Bernardo Bertolucci's new film Me and You is about a pimply alienated 14-year-old boy who lives alone with his single mom.
Unfortunately, a film without a narrative purpose feels like a shallow act, and soon enough watching purposeless characters continue down that road over and over becomes tiresome.
Columbia College Chicago,
Chicago Around Town,
Degree In Dance,
Sometimes it would seem audiences are afraid of modern dance because it's not evident what it's about. Let me tell you another secret: that's okay. Take chances. See something weird. Talk about it.
Atta Girl: Tales From a Life In The Trenches Of Show Business,
House Of Blue Leaves,
The Actors Studio,
The New York Stock Exchange,
The Obie Award,
The Rose Tattoo,
The Village Voice,
Her show-biz resume began accumulating credits not too long after she'd settled in Manhattan -- and all of it Pope recounts with great humor. She's a naturally funny woman when she's merely recounting the facts. Laughing out loud through these pages is a regular response.
Book Of Acts,
Teachings Of Jesus,
Tower Of Babel,
Christians have often hoped for a time when our racial and economic differences would cease, when in Christ we would all be indistinguishable. Such impulses are earnest but fundamentally misguided.
I confess. I am a man of words and thus, increasingly, a dinosaur. The New York Times' public editor, conduit to America's most influential news organization, should be more.
I always openly address grief, dying, and grieving in my classroom. Between the many deaths in literature and the persistent grief and melancholia in poetry, it's a subject that weaves itself easily into an English class.
I had to go see the movie, The Avengers. But the past year's Occupy Wall Street experience gave me new eyes and it brought me to an epiphany. Superheroes serve the 1%. They serve the top down powers that are waging a massive war with the 99% -- we on the bottom.
How do you live with yourself when you click on a website or read a pundit's column or turn on a "news" show and find yourself exposed yet again to hatred and stupidity and raw prejudice delivered so slickly it almost sounds like reasonable opinion?
Dora Levy Mossanen,
The Last Romanov,
The History Of The Iranian Jews,
Was theirs an arranged marriage? It certainly was. Were they different in every imaginable way? You bet. Yet they managed to build a relationship based on love and trust. I wonder whether that was possible only because divorce was not an option at the time.
Sex And Punishment,
History Of Sex,
History Of Sex Criminalization,
History Of Sex Laws,
Sex Law History,
Sex Punishment History,
Sex Punishment Law,
Gay Voices News
I would be glad if, after reading my book, people paused before they condemned others for their sexual behavior. Of course, violence and abuse of power are always wrong, but we must realize that we all have inherited attitudes and morals that are, at bottom, arbitrary.
Suddenly, I'm a writer who used to draw. How'd that happen? Like all skills, your abilities develop the more you do something, and atrophy the longer you're away. You want to be a writer? Write. Looking for inspiration as a writer? Write.
It's a fantastic tale and set of characters to bring together on the stage, and yet, Bockley's book only manages to fitfully spark to life as these individuals quarrel, make up, and orate about their passions.
Even though the human condition requires connection, we also need to feel confident that we can be alone and unwatched when we want to be. It may seem an odd notion today, but initially the Internet was a favorite refuge for many seeking privacy.
This year marks the Stones 50th Anniversary. While Keith Richards said that there probably wouldn't be a 50th anniversary tour, tickets have allegedly gone on sale for a September 1 show in Berlin. In that same spirit, LIFE books has come out with a book on the Stones.
I can see myself, talking about one of those books of life, a source of sustenance for young people refusing the inevitability of an timid existence, one somehow cracked or just rocked softly into precocious old age, a book like a bible, a treatise on savoir-vivre for the use of future generations, Jack Kerouac's On the Road.
Guernica is to painting what Beethoven's Ninth Symphony is to music: a cultural icon that speaks to mankind not only against war but also of hope and peace. It is a reference when speaking about genocide from El Salvador to Bosnia.
Mansome Movie Review,
Morgan Spurlock Documentaries,
Morgan Spurlock Mansome,
Morgan Spurlock's topic is masculinity, masculine vanity and where they intersect. He breaks it down mostly by varieties of body hair: the hair on your head mustaches, beards, body hair and the notion of the metrosexual.
I discovered a sun-kissed city of ancient ruins and innovative architecture consumed by anticipation for the Olympics of musical kitsch.
In 2009 I was asked to be one of the Orange Prize for Fiction judges. I loved it. Although my boyfriend groaned every time I opened another book, I revelled in it.