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Gay Drama Teacher Has An Epic Response To Homophobic Parent

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 11.24.2015 | Gay Voices

An openly gay drama teacher in the United Kingdom had the best response this week to a homophobic parent who sought to withdraw her children from his ...

AMANZA - Ep.22

Spottoon | Posted 11.18.2015 | Entertainment

A 26-year-old man's life is turned upside down when he is diagnosed with terminal stomach cancer. As he struggles with the pain of his treatment and the realization that he never truly lived, he retreats into his imagination, to a magical forest where answers and miracles can be found.


Spottoon | Posted 11.17.2015 | Entertainment

Cornelia is a world renowned South African wind instrument repairer and people from all over the world come to seek her help in repairing their instruments. Each of them come with their own emotional backstory and Cornelia works with them to heal old wounds and lay the past to rest through music.

Why Giving Up the Need to Be 'Right' Will Make You Happier and Set You Free

Cy Wakeman | Posted 11.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Cy Wakeman

Justifying your every move and decision in an effort to be seen as right (all while proving others wrong) takes a great deal of time and energy. But once the ego is silenced and you allow a little humility in, you will have lightened your load and be on your way to a happier, more meaningful life.

Ja Rule May Have Opened Up A Can Of Worms With This Comment About 50 Cent

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 11.11.2015 | Black Voices

Some rap beefs are hard to squash. Case and point: Ja Rule and 50 Cent.  The two New York City rappers have been feuding since they were sportin...

Through the Power of Their Creativity, Our Veterans Continue to Serve

Robert L. Lynch | Posted 11.09.2015 | Arts
Robert L. Lynch

The artist within that Curtis discovered as a result of working through his own PTSD experiences made him passionate about helping fellow Veterans recover from the ravages of combat.

#ShakespeareLives in 2016: How Shakespeare's Plays Reflect Current Affairs

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

In 2016 the world gathers to applaud, to set Shakespeare free, liberating his plays into the meaning of our times. We remember him and must tell his story.

Ah, Wilderness! at ACT: Lovely Look, Uneven Acting for O'Neill's Domestic Comedy

Leo Stutzin | Posted 10.27.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Eugene O'Neill is widely regarded as the playwright who lifted American theater out of the era of melodrama and into a realm of truthfulness and invention that was comparable with the best on the world's stages.

A Trans Odyssey: The Impact of Dear Texas

Mandi Camille Hauwert | Posted 10.24.2015 | Gay Voices
Mandi Camille Hauwert

Breaking free of assumed gender roles requires unfathomable sacrifice and courage. To capture that, what it is to be Trans, on stage -- is miraculous.

Band of the Storm Hits the Ruby Theater for Los Angeles Theater Festival

Morena Duwe | Posted 10.08.2015 | Arts
Morena Duwe

Written and directed by the multi-talented Joseph Mauceri, this two-act play features only two lead actors, with a total cast of four, whose performances are powerful enough to keep the audience thoroughly entertained.

Why Are They Translating Shakespeare?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Oregon Shakespeare Company is doing translations of all of Shakespeare's plays to make them more comprehensible. Why?

The Quest for Natural Intelligence in the World

Catherine Cunningham | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Catherine Cunningham

Natural Intelligence refers to principles of life and to our lifestyle choices that respect the natural limits and boundaries of earth's resources.

Between Riverside and Crazy: ACT Opens 49th Season With a Tough, Humane Pulitzer Prize Drama

Leo Stutzin | Posted 09.13.2015 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

The past weighs heavily on Walter "Pops" Washington, the angry, suspicious ex-cop whose rage and stubbornness propel the fierce Between Riverside and Crazy, which opened American Conservatory Theater's 49th season a few days ago.

Meagan Good to Star on FOX TV Series 'Minority Report'

Timothy Tukes | Posted 09.03.2015 | Entertainment
Timothy Tukes

"I base a lot of my character's intention from my stepmother and father's experiences," Good admitted, "And also my own feelings on why Vega would put herself in harm's way."

There Is Opera; there Is Opera Light, and Opera Without Walls

John M. Eger | Posted 08.14.2015 | Arts
John M. Eger

Rising ticket prices, declining attendance, lack of sufficient philanthropic contributions and an aging and dying patron base all contribute to the Opera, and for that matter, many performing arts organizations.

9 Movies To Get You Through The Dark Days After Divorce

James J. Sexton | Posted 08.13.2015 | Divorce
James J. Sexton

Divorce can be an isolating experience. Especially when those around you haven't been through it themselves. They can try to comfort you and say the right things, but sometimes you need someone who knows what it's like, who's been through it. Someone like my old pal Holly...wood.

Club De Cuervos Is Netflix's Freshest New Series of the Year

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.10.2015 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Netflix's brand new series is not only this summer's most binge-worthy delight, but should be applauded as a game changer in the burgeoning world of globally-designed entertainment.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

Pause and Leave Your Drama Behind

Rachael O'Meara | Posted 08.05.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Rachael O'Meara

"Leave Yo Drama with Yo Mamma." -- Unknown "I can't believe he's late again!" "How was I supposed to know?" "It's not fair!...

United in Laughter: Syria's Untold Story

Chaker Khazaal | Posted 07.28.2015 | World
Chaker Khazaal

The most influential works of art are those that connect people on a personal level. An artistic expression with powerful social or political symbolism can unite us by resonating with the thoughts, ideas, and emotions of our society.

CBS Loves Geniuses

Rick Rosner | Posted 07.15.2015 | Entertainment
Rick Rosner

CBS has more shows about geniuses than any other network ever -- forensic and detective shows, threat-of-the-week shows, The Big Bang Theory -- at least a dozen programs, dwarfing the number of CBS shows about idiots (Big Brother).

These Three New Series Depict LGBTQ Lives

Anita Dolce Vita | Posted 07.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Anita Dolce Vita

Dyke Central, Eden's Garden, and Brothers are three new web series that are providing viewers a more diverse glimpse into the lives of LGBTQ individuals. I sat down with the creators of all three to learn more about the inspiration behind and future of these promising series.

The Science Of Drama: Same Old Stories

Robert Orlando | Posted 07.14.2015 | Entertainment
Robert Orlando

Next to religion, movie making (screen writing) suffers the most from audience mystification. While no one can pinpoint the initial spark of inspira...

Stage Door: Awake and Sing

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.14.2015 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of Clifford Odets' masterpieces, Awake and Sing, a sprawling drama about the travails of a 1930s lower-middle class Jewish family in the Bronx, is now off-Broadway at the Public Theater. And it's always a good choice.

Relationship ROI: What Are Your Friendships Really Costing You?

Cy Wakeman | Posted 07.07.2015 | Healthy Living
Cy Wakeman

So how do you determine whether or not these individuals are adding to your quality of life? Believe it or not, the true value of a relationship can be quantified using this simple equation: