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No More Drama

Mark Matousek | Posted 05.26.2016 | Healthy Living
Mark Matousek

Ordinarily, in a case like this -- when someone did me profoundly wrong -- my impulse would have been to struggle to fix it. Now, for the first time, this thought did not cross my mind.

How to Pick a College: Part 5 Special Collections

Ishan Puri | Posted 05.24.2016 | Education
Ishan Puri

(See Part 4 Project Support) Academic life changes greatly from high school to college. Think back to the difference after transitioning from middle ...

WESTWOOD VIBRATO Ep.36

Spottoon | Posted 05.24.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

Are We Ready to Have Our Stories Presented In Virtual Reality?

Imriel Morgan | Posted 05.23.2016 | Arts
Imriel Morgan

Virtual reality feels simultaneously intimate and comforting. It pushes you outside of the Directors highly contrived viewpoint.

Expression Sets You Free: How Playwriting Broke My Silence on Sexual Abuse & Surgeries

Amy Oestreicher | Posted 05.17.2016 | Arts
Amy Oestreicher

How has expression set you free? This weekend, I had my first official public reading of my full-length drama, Imprints. As an actress, I love th...

'A Midsummer Night's Dream' Opens New Shakespeare's Globe Season

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 05.11.2016 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Shakespeare's lushest, loopiest play, set in an Athenian June at court and in the green wood, is essentially a long poem. In even a poor production, the words can get you through.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO Ep.34

Spottoon | Posted 05.10.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO Ep.33

Spottoon | Posted 05.03.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

Treasure Island at Berkeley Rep: Faithful Story-Telling Gives Fresh Vitality to an Old Swashbuckler

Leo Stutzin | Posted 05.06.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Steven Epp as Long John Silver and John Babbo as Jim Hawkins in Mary Zimmerman's adaptation of Robert Louis Stevenson's tale. Photos by Kevin Berne ...

Shakespeare Remixed: 400 Years of the Bard

Katy Woodring | Posted 04.27.2016 | Arts
Katy Woodring

Shakespeare may have shuffled off his mortal coil 400 years ago, but actors, scholars, dancers, videogaming tech nerds, restaurateurs, and the average consumer are no less sick of him.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO Ep.32

Spottoon | Posted 04.26.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

If You Can Keep Breathing: On Watching UNDERGROUND and Surviving

Stacy Parker Le Melle | Posted 04.26.2016 | Black Voices
Stacy Parker Le Melle

Where would we be without the survivors? Even if we forget the ancestors, they are always with us. They can't be outrun. They live in us. Their traumas are ours. Art like Underground helps us read them, and ourselves.

On the Straight and Narrow

Tony Buchsbaum | Posted 04.20.2016 | Arts
Tony Buchsbaum

Hamilton isn't the only theatrical revolution going on in New York. Another smaller revolution unfolds every night during a one-act, off-Broadway play called Straight. Written by Scott Elmegreen and Drew Fornarola, it's about a revolution of expectations.

How Cults Exploit One of Our Most Basic Psychological Urges

The Conversation US | Posted 04.14.2016 | Religion
The Conversation US

Beyond exploiting human desire for emotional comfort, cult leaders don't always have the best intentions when it comes to the mental health of their followers.

Psychologists Have Invented a Test to Measure Your Secret Need for Drama

Science of Us | Posted 04.15.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Interestingly, the researchers' analysis -- which in total included answers from nearly 500 study volunteers -- showed a correlation between a high score on the drama scale and a high score on a compilation of traits that indicate impulsiveness.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.30

Spottoon | Posted 04.12.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

Theatre as Community

Mary Anna Dennard | Posted 04.08.2016 | College
Mary Anna Dennard

I asked some respected theatre veterans and educators who work and teach in America's college theatre arena to comment on the role "theatre as community" has played in their own lives. This is what they said. Much of it candid, profound and personal.

Director Atom Egoyan on his Film, Remember, and Working with Christopher Plummer

Elysabeth Alfano | Posted 04.07.2016 | Entertainment
Elysabeth Alfano

Academy Award nominated director, Atom Egoyan, joined me for the the most recent episode of The Dinner Party with Elysabeth Alfano. His film, Remember, is out this Friday nationally.

Demolition

Dwight Brown | Posted 04.06.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

When a loved one dies the normal dynamic is that the friends and family left behind go through a grieving process, each in their own way. The premise ...

Double Toil and Trouble: Arthur Miller's 'The Crucible' on Broadway

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 04.05.2016 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Saoirse Ronan, making her Broadway debut as Abigail Williams, is piercing and entirely unsympathetic, and this fits the role. Instead of feeling sorry for a homeless orphan, you shrink from the stratty-haired, staring Mean Girl.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.29

Spottoon | Posted 04.05.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

Steinbeck, Sontag, and Boulez

Daniel Asia | Posted 03.30.2016 | Arts
Daniel Asia

For anyone who follows the Wall Street Journal's Terry Teachout's 'dramatic' wanderings throughout America, it is known that theatre is thriving throughout this land. This is certainly true in Tucson, AZ.

How Office Drama Can Kill Your Career

Diane Passage | Posted 03.30.2016 | Healthy Living
Diane Passage

Get judged for your work performance and motivated attitude instead of negative activity. Be a leader and standout for your positivity, participation as a team player and encouraging good office morale.

AMANZA - Ep.41

Spottoon | Posted 03.30.2016 | Entertainment
Spottoon

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.

The How and the Why at Aurora: A Densely Packed Exploration of Ideas and Emotions

Leo Stutzin | Posted 03.29.2016 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Nancy Carlin as a confident professor, right, and Martha Brigham as a nervous graduate student: a toast in academia Photos by David Allen Playwright...