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Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

The Music of Mourning: This One Thing I Know

Robert F. Darden | Posted 06.19.2015 | Religion
Robert F. Darden

I can't possibly understand the loss, the rage, the inconsolable psychic damage felt by the friends and family member and parishioners and constituents in Charleston, South Carolina, and beyond. I can only pray.

More War? The Persians at Getty Villa Gives Fair Warning

Rodney Punt | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The oldest surviving play in western civilization, Aeschylus' The Persians, clocking in at just shy of 2,500 years, has been trotted out each recent decade as a cautionary tale against hubris whenever the USA goes to war.

Answered Prayers

Francis Levy | Posted 07.01.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

"Lasciate ogni speranza voi ch'entra," were the words which Dante famous cited on the way through The Inferno.

First Nighter: Terrence McNally's "And Away We Go" Love Letter to Actors

David Finkle | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Theater and opera crazo Terrence McNally loves writing about his passions, especially anything to do with their off-stage aspects. Given his list-as-...

To "Roam" Ancient Greek Drama to the Ends of the World

Justine Frangouli-Argyris | Posted 01.23.2014 | World
Justine Frangouli-Argyris

What a thrill it is to take your seat in the ancient Roman theater of Herodes Atticus, located right in the heart of Athens with the Parthenon perched...

Fact or Fiction? 9 Unusual Author Deaths

Oliver Tearle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Oliver Tearle

Sometimes authors don't shuffle off this mortal coil quietly or -- for want of a better word -- normally. Sometimes they meet a sticky and untimely end, and sometimes myths build up around an author's demise and we come to accept legend as fact.

Gathering Gadflies

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

There are no bystanders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. The small group, text-based seminars are designed specifically to draw personal, real-life responses from the global leaders who attend.

Sergey Taneyev's Opera 'Oresteia' Heads To Bard

AP | Posted 02.04.2013 | Arts

ANNANDALE-ON-HUDSON, N.Y. -- Sergey Taneyev's opera "Oresteia" is being given its first fully staged American production at this summer's Bard SummerS...

Axing Art$ And Humanitie$

Iris Erlingsdottir | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Iris Erlingsdottir

"My most heartfelt wish is to be allowed to read Nordic studies at the university, because it is my unwavering belief that doing so will cultivate my ...

First Nighter: Important "Red" Alert on Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Red insists that art matters; so does Red matter in all its dark, dramatic hues.