iOS app Android app

Disaster!

The Joy of Theater & the Joy of 'Bright Star'

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

I feel compelled to write about the amazing theatrical experience I had watching Bright Star at the Cort this Tuesday. But first a little introduction...

Thousands Of Schools Ruined By Disasters, Leaving Kids Without Education

Thomson Reuters Foundation | Sarah Grossman | Posted 06.24.2016 | Impact

BANGKOK (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - From earthquakes in Nepal to flooding in Myanmar, disasters damage or destroy thousands of schools leaving hund...

The Art of Disaster by Ryan McIntosh

John Wellington Ennis | Posted 06.14.2016 | Arts
John Wellington Ennis

Ryan McIntosh's new gallery show, "Relentless Envy," opened at Stone Malone Gallery on Friday, featuring a multimedia installation of disquieting work...

Concern for Ocean Noise Pollution Still Falls on Deaf Ears

William Spear | Posted 06.08.2016 | Impact
William Spear

Twenty years ago, in what seems like another lifetime, I gave an hour talk in London at St. James Church Piccadilly as a part of their Alternatives Le...

An Earthquake Strikes? A Flood Hits? Grab the Insulin!

Oleg Chestnov | Posted 05.18.2016 | Healthy Living
Oleg Chestnov

After a disaster, when stress may be ubiquitous and access to medications scant, routine cases of cardiovascular disease, cancer, lung disease and diabetes can quickly evolve into life-threatening emergencies.

Meet the 2016 Tony Nominees

Jeryl Brunner | Posted 05.13.2016 | Arts
Jeryl Brunner

The night before the Tony Awards were announced, Phillipa Soo was feeling a bit anxious and unable to fall asleep. She planned to get up at the crack of dawn. But as the Hamilton actress shared, "I woke up to my lovely fiancé (Steven Pasquale) saying 'good morning my Tony Nominee' -- that's how I found out."

My Earthquake, My Soul, in Japan

Peter Van Buren | Posted 05.02.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Peter Van Buren

It took a very long time for things to get back to what even then we dubbed the new normal. No one understood how long it would take, and a sense of frustration set in, a sense of wanting it all to be over.

My Own Tony Nominations, 2016 Edition

Cara Joy David | Posted 04.29.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Each year I write about people/shows I'd like to see get Tony nominations. These are people/shows that aren't necessarily going to get nominated. Inde...

Flint Water Crisis Movie From Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Fast-Tracked at Lifetime

The Hollywood Reporter | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.13.2016 | Black Voices

One of the greatest American scandals in recent months is getting the TV-movie treatment at Lifetime. A film about the Flint water crisis is in the wo...

Escaping the Tyranny of Success

Emilia van Hauen | Posted 04.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Emilia van Hauen

A hospice nurse once told me that this is the sentence she hears most often from people on the threshold of death. And it still gives me goosebumps when I think about it.

Thoughts on Broadway's Current and Next Spring

Cara Joy David | Posted 03.24.2016 | Arts
Cara Joy David

In terms of musicals, there are two that have opened already this spring, the Roundabout revival of She Loves Me and the jukebox musical Disaster!

On the Culture Front: The Effect, She Loves Me, RadioLoveFest, and more

Chris Kompanek | Posted 03.21.2016 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Lucy Prebble's "The Effect" asks both playfully and pointedly, "what's the difference between an emotion we feel organically and one that can be produ...

Nuns on the Pun: An Interview with Disaster!'s Jennifer Simard

Bess Rowen | Posted 03.14.2016 | Arts
Bess Rowen

Jennifer Simard as Sister Mary Downy in Disaster!. Photo by: Jeremy Daniel Photography. On an evening back in 2013, I sat down with my best friend to...

Aisle View: 'Sinking Ship'

Steven Suskin | Posted 03.08.2016 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There is likely some type of audience for a way over-the-top camp-pop pastiche musical, and let us hope they find their way to the Nederlander. For everyone else, though, this "disaster" of a musical might well leave you with a sinking feeling.

Setting Sail: A Short Interview with Disaster!'s Jennifer Simard

Danny Groner | Posted 03.05.2016 | Arts
Danny Groner

It's hard to put into words what it's like to watch Disaster!, a musical throwback to an era of 1970s hits and free-flowing entertainment. It's so har...

Critics Wrong: U.S. Economic & Military Dominance Strong

Rep. Steven Rothman | Posted 02.16.2016 | Politics
Rep. Steven Rothman

Some people use the word "disaster" to describe the American economy and national defense as compared with our chief market competitors and potential military opponents.

The Power of the Limbic Brain

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 02.12.2016 | Healthy Living
Jane Simon, M.D.

Feelings and emotions that motivate or paralyze us lie within the limbic system. Our awareness that our emotional life colors our performance can liberate us from some brain chains.

Forensic Facts From the Fatal Franklin Expedition

Garry Rodgers | Posted 01.19.2016 | Science
Garry Rodgers

The 1845 expedition led by Sir John Franklin to find the Northwest Passage was one of the biggest disasters in exploration history.

The Knox Coal Mine Disaster: A Story of Corruption and Greed

Carol A Miele | Posted 01.18.2016 | Impact
Carol A Miele

Like the song made famous by country music legend, Loretta Lynn, I was a Coal Miner's Daughter. My Dad, Angelo Bruno, worked in the deep, dark, damp coal mines of Northeastern Pennsylvania from the time he was 15 years old.

Space Past Failure: The Musk of Zero

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Until this week, it was space 3, Elon Musk, zero. One Falcon 9 Rocket exploded shortly after takeoff, and two that flew as hoped failed to land as int...

American Red Cross Still Helping Those Affected by Hurricane Sandy

Gail McGovern | Posted 11.04.2015 | Impact
Gail McGovern

Working from over more than 300 emergency response vehicles, Red Cross volunteers visited heavily damaged communities and neighborhoods, delivering food, blankets, health care, emotional support and critical relief supplies. But our work didn't end there.

Communities Unite in the Aftermath of Devastating California Wildfires

Alexis Coram | Posted 10.02.2015 | Impact
Alexis Coram

When we arrived in the small town of Mountain Ranch in Calaveras County on September 26, 2015 with a truck full of donations for those impacted by the...

After September 11, Waiting for the Big One

Mary Anne Mercer | Posted 09.11.2015 | New York
Mary Anne Mercer

Does everyone do this? Hearing that September 11 is coming up, do you think back to where you were when you heard the news? What you were doing, who you talked to first, how you worried about friends or family living anywhere in the vast metropolis of New York City.

Hurricane Sandy Puts Perspective Into Survivors' Lives

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...

What Do Kids Who Live On A Boat Do For Fun?

Posted 09.08.2015 | Home

The Astin family was living peacefully in Rockaway, New York when Hurricane Sandy struck, destroying their home and way of life. Instead of rebuilding...