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David Thompson

First Nighter: London Chorus Line Yay! London Dear World Nay!

David Finkle | Posted 02.20.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

If there's any evidence that A Chorus Line doesn't remain one of the great musicals, it's nowhere in view at the Palladium. Meanwhile, Jerry Herman's musical Dear World begs the question: Why?

Man Steals Pot Because It 'Smelled So Good'

Posted 08.14.2012 | Weird News

CHARLEROI, Pa. (AP) — A western Pennsylvania man is accused of stealing a small bag of marijuana held as evidence because he allegedly couldn't resi...

Cities To Ivies: We Desperately Need Your Money

AP | DAVID KLEPPER | Posted 07.07.2012 | College

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — Wary of tax increases, weary of layoffs and determined to avoid bankruptcy, Providence Mayor Angel Taveras had only to gaze u...

PHOTOS: Bel-Air Mansion Price-Chopped To $13.9 Million

The Huffington Post | Eliza Fisher | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles

This 12,000 square-foot Bel-Air stunner has been relisted at $13,995,000, down from a previous asking price of $17,500,000. The 6-bedroom, 9-bath mans...

Beowulf Borrit on The Scottsboro Boys, Theatre, and Process

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.13.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

On December 12th, The Scottsboro Boys closed its Broadway run. Months later, Beowulf Boritt received a Tony nomination for "Best Scenic Design of a Musical" for work that used minimal elements to convey symbolism and depth.

Faith Communities Can Fill The Void For Returning Veterans

Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

By G. Jeffrey MacDonald 2011 Religion News Service Some 2 million Americans have served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2001. Now, thousands a...

The Scottsboro Boys: Making Friends With the Truth

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marcia G. Yerman

The play takes on a series of challenges in presenting the Depression Era story of the nine African-American teens who were falsely accused of raping two white women in the state of Alabama. Not an easy task.

Eat on the Street

Craig K. Comstock | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food
Craig K. Comstock

Because of its size and heavy use of color, Thompson's new volume is a luxury, priced more like an art book than a cookbook; but if you can get our hands on a copy, it's a treasure.

The Scottsboro Boys: New Kander-Ebb Musical, Old Kander-Ebb Formula

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Time was, audiences went to musicals--more often called musical comedies then--to see famous entertainers sing great songs written by first-rate lyric...

"Money! Money! Money! -- Cannes Announces Film on Muhammad Yunus"

Vivian Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Vivian Norris

The multi-talented Phyllida Lloyd has attached herself to the development of a feature fiction film based on the spread of microcredit around the world.