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Give Us Your Hands If We Be Friends

Howard Sherman | Posted 12.09.2012 | Arts
Howard Sherman

Applauding is a theatrical social contract of many, many years' practice, and appreciation denied is appreciation diminished. I'm not suggesting that every production should contrive a unique curtain call; to do so would then make them as boring as standing ovations have largely become.

8 Handshake Alternatives to Ward off the Flu

Susan Orlins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Susan Orlins

With flu season already upon us, I can't stop thinking about President Obama's shared chest bump with a Naval Academy graduate. That was when I added...

President Obama Did Not Bow Far Enough

Ray Hanania | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ray Hanania

There are shades of gray on all issues. Not everyone we fight hates us. Not everyone we fight opposes our Democracy. In many cases, those fighting us are simply defending themselves.