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My September Seattle Theatre Summary; 20 for 20 as the Season Opens

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 10.02.2015 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

During the last twenty days of September, I attended twenty Seattle area theater productions. I didn't go to one each day, but some days I'd attend a matinee and then an evening show. It was a wonderful whirlwind that continues in October. Here are a few of what I consider to be highlights that are still playing.

ACT Seattle Premiers Bloomsday; A Thoughtful Look At Past, Present and Future Using James Joyce's Ulysses

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.30.2015 | Entertainment
L. Steven Sieden

ACT Theatre recently premiered Bloomsday, a play in which a couple who once met in Dublin dances through time and space to reunite and reconnect while asking the "what if" question that plagues so many of us at some point in our lives.

The Best Laid Plans...

Mike Kotsopoulos | Posted 06.26.2015 | College
Mike Kotsopoulos

Falling asleep late Sunday night, all felt right in the world. My world at least. Gazing up at an ink-black sky littered by stars, my thoughts drifted elsewhere while I shifted restlessly on my friend's futon.

Meatless Monday: Inspired By Literature -- Bloomsday Turns 90

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.16.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Great literature can inspire. Let Ulysses inspire you to go meatless. Celebrate Bloomsday with beer, by all means, but also with "weggebobbles and fruit," as Bloom puts it. "It's healthier." As his wife Molly puts it at the novel's orgasmic conclusion, yes.

Say Yes: Or, Happy Bloomsday, Revisited

Andrew Lewis Conn | Posted 08.12.2014 | Books
Andrew Lewis Conn

I was determined to write a novel upon graduating college. I meant to take an intensive Ulysses seminar during my senior year of Cornell but couldn't ...

Why 'Ulysses' Is Like An Old Friend To A Dubliner

Richard Conway | Posted 08.15.2012 | Books
Richard Conway

'Ulysses' is often seen as a lofty thing, a piece of posturing high modernist literature, one with little relevance to the everyday. Others see it as a book about nothing at all. But these charges couldn't be further from the truth. As a Dubliner abroad, it's like meeting an old friend.

PHTOS: Biggest Cult Literary Traditions

| Posted 01.23.2012 | Books

By Emily Temple for Flavorwire: Sometimes you love a book — or an author’s body of works — so much that you need an outlet that allows you to...

Leopold Bloom Resigns After Erotic Letters Leak

Jonah Green | Posted 08.16.2011 | Books
Jonah Green

Weeks after it was revealed that Leopold Bloom had carried on erotic penpal exchanges with a woman named Martha Clifford, Mr. Bloom has decided to step down from his post at his advertising firm.

PHOTOS Bloomsday 2011: What Will People Be Doing This Year To Celebrate?

Posted 08.16.2011 | Books

Every year on June 16th, James Joyce lovers celebrate Bloomsday to commemorate his modernist masterpiece "Ulysses." "Ulysses" chronicles a day, June 1...

How To Properly Celebrate Bloomsday This Year

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 08.14.2011 | New York

Bloomsday, the annual holiday commemorating the events of James Joyce's Ulysses (which takes place on June 16, 1904) is this Thursday. And New York is...

Love "Ulysses?" Volunteer For The Bloomsday Experiment 2011 | Posted 07.26.2011 | Books

Every year on 16 June lovers of the richest novel of all time -- James Joyce's Ulysses -- celebrate this literary revelation with Bloomsday. Live read...

Bloomsday Marathon At Symphony Space

Huff Post Citizen Reporting | Alex Vadukul | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

What does a Joycean look like? The best possible answer could have been could witnessed yesterday morning at 2 AM when a marathon seven-hour Bloomsday...

'Ulysses' iPad App Okayed By Apple: Company Admits Mistake

Comic Book Resources | Brigid Alverson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Here's a nice bit of news for BloomsDay eve: Yesterday, Apple told Rob Berry and Josh Levitas, the creators of Ulysses Seen, that they would be able t...

Bloomsday 2010: 'Ulysses' Celebrated Around The World (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Jessie Kunhardt and Caroline Eisenmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Bloomsday 2010 is being celebrated around the world today as fans come together to appreciate James Joyce's classic novel "Ulysses." The book, widely ...

Sarah Palin and her Frank Sinatra Complex

Jayne Lyn Stahl | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jayne Lyn Stahl

Okay, to start off with, two disclaimers: first, I'm a big Sinatra fan, always have been, and secondly, I was too young to swear that this story isn't...

Ulysses Meets Twitter: Bloomsday Chronicled In 140 Characters

AP | BARBARA ORTUTAY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

NEW YORK — Forget about Ashton Kutcher. James Joyce's "Ulysses," one of the most difficult novels in English, is on Twitter. Two devotees of "U...