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"Death of a Salesman

Marketing: An Essential Skill for Effective Social Entrepreneurship

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.19.2016 | Business
Ira Kalb

For the second time, I have been asked to teach a course in Marketing for the esteemed Master of Science in Social Entrepreneurship Program at Univers...

Ashgar Farhadi's "The Salesman" Wins Two Awards at Cannes

Karin Badt | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Salesman is the story of Emad and Rana, a young couple living in Tehran, who are forced to move into a new apartment, when their building collapse...

Arthur Miller's Lost Opportunity

Rachel Adams | Posted 03.22.2016 | Arts
Rachel Adams

Miller recognized the tragedy of wasted human lives. He made his audience understand the necessity of valuing those deemed insignificant by the history of great men and events. Far more important than Miller's personal shortcomings are what the secrecy surrounding Daniel's life says about a shameful episode in American history.

Ivo Van Hove's A View From the Bridge

Francis Levy | Posted 12.08.2015 | Arts
Francis Levy

In his preface to Miss Julie Strindberg talked about "new wine" bursting "the old bottles." Arthur Miller's A View From the Bridge might be an example...

First Nighter: Ivo van Hove Does Wonders With Arthur Miller's View From the Bridge-

David Finkle | Posted 11.12.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The tic I find annoying in the work of very busy director Ivo van Hove is happily suppressed for his revival of A View From the Bridge, birthday-boy Arthur Miller's unrelenting, as usual, play.

Interview: Mark Strong on the Bridge, Part 1

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.03.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

Mark Strong in Arthur Miller's A View from the Bridge. Photo: Jan Versweyveld British actor Mark Strong is making his Broadway debut as Eddie Carbone...

If You Want to Be More Successful, Learn How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 11.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest people avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it. Why?

Stage Door: Death of a Salesman, Hell's Belles

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.25.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Death of a Salesman is undeniable. The story of Willie Loman and his lost sons is a stirring commentary on the dark, underbelly of the American Dream....

Late Playwright Arthur Miller Is Still Stirring Controversy

Peter Dreier | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics
Peter Dreier

As with any thinking person, Miller's politics evolved, but he always believed in civil liberties and the right of artists, and all people, to express themselves freely. Although he later rejected the Marxism of his youth, he never lost his commitment to progressive causes and democratic rights.

The Art of the First Draft

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A few years ago, a film historian unearthed what he claimed was the only existing copy of the first version of John Cassavetes' film, Shadows. He ultimately was told to cease and desist because he had no right to the film.

Marketing: The Missing Ingredient in Social Entrepreneurship

Ira Kalb | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Why do intelligent people wanting to use their intelligence to solve the world's social problems tend to shun marketing?

The Secret to Greater Success Is... Learning How to Sell

Ira Kalb | Posted 05.17.2015 | Business
Ira Kalb

Perhaps the most important subject you can study and learn is sales. Yet many of the smartest students avoid learning it, and some of the best colleges shun teaching it.

First Nighter: Sharyn Rothstein's 'By the Water' Makes Strong Waves

David Finkle | Posted 01.18.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Not that this'll ease those still suffering the devastating Hurricane Sandy effects, but it turns out the monstrously ill 2012 wind has blown a bit of good.

Death of an Actor

Matt Negrin | Posted 04.07.2014 | Entertainment
Matt Negrin

Mandy Patinkin turned on his phone as soon as the wheels hit the runway at the airport in Fort Myers, Fla., on Super Bowl Sunday. That's when he learned that Philip Seymour Hoffman had been found dead in his apartment that morning.

Vampire Academy

Francis Levy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy
Francis Levy

The teaser for a forthcoming movie called Vampire Academy reads, "They Suck at School." This is an ingenious triple entendre. "Attention must finally ...

'Death of a Salesman,' South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Robinson's Willy and Butler's Biff shine as two men who have rejected reality, though for different reasons.

Memo to Axelrod: Mis-Underestimating Romney

Martin Lewis | Posted 12.07.2012 | Politics
Martin Lewis

You don't make hundreds of millions of dollars buying and selling companies without being a slick salesman. Saying whatever you have to say to make "the sale". Fact-checkers be damned. The salesman doesn't care after he has your money... (Or vote.)

We Are All Traveling Salesmen

Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D. | Posted 07.30.2012 | Arts
Christopher Michaelson, Ph.D.

Death of a Salesman's is the canonical narrative of American capitalism. Someday, we may look back and credit it not only for exposing the fraudulence of the American dream but also for making space for a new and better culture of capitalism.

The Defiant Capitalist Returns

James Campion | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
James Campion

Death of a Salesman is a good as modern tragedy gets and its current revival proves it.

'Death Of A Salesman'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Of the half dozen or more Willys that I have seen, including the most recent Broadway incarnations, the only one to instill genuine sympathy for this otherwise deluded blowhard is the current one, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

What Do Mike Nichols and Multi-faith TV Have in Common?

David Tereshchuk | Posted 07.11.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

Two media talkathons grabbed me this week -- each very different, though their messages chimed together in an intriguing way.

Here's To The Luminaries Who Lunch For Mike Nichols!

Liz Smith | Posted 06.24.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

I mean, what if "the bomb" dropped and wiped out Barry Diller, Mike Nichols, Diane Sawyer, Anna Wintour, or the distinguished cast of the current cultural historical Broadway hit "Death of a Salesman"?

Laura Rowley

Mike Nichols Honored In New York For 'Death Of A Salesman' | Laura Rowley | Posted 05.29.2012 | Fifty

Mike Nichols, director of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of “Death of a Salesman,” was honored at a lunch in New York Monday. The pl...

Not for Debate: Commerce Is Paramount

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.

Why Death Of A Salesman Feels Hauntingly Familiar

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

This past weekend I went to see "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. When we exited the theater, my friend Bill turned to me and said, "Well, that was a Post 50 story."