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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...

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.28

Spottoon | Posted 03.29.2016 | 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.27

Spottoon | Posted 03.22.2016 | 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.26

Spottoon | Posted 03.15.2016 | 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.

Eye In The Sky

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

What is the tolerance level for collateral damage during drone strikes? It's been a topical subject for years, as the U.S. and other countries fight t...

Remember

Dwight Brown | Posted 03.10.2016 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

There must be a day of reckoning and it can't be left up to fate. That's the premise of this extremely inventive geriatric revenge movie, which is the brainchild of casting director turned screenwriter Benjamin August.

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.25

Spottoon | Posted 03.08.2016 | 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.

Dead Dog Park

Eric Uhlfelder | Posted 03.01.2016 | Arts
Eric Uhlfelder

DEAD DOG PARK Dead Dog Park provides a glimpse inside the world of a policeman accused of wrongdoing. But unlike cop dramas, such as Blue Bloods, m...

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.24

Spottoon | Posted 03.01.2016 | 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.

Far Away From American Politics

Sister Jenna | Posted 02.24.2016 | World
Sister Jenna

A gathering of people from over 100 countries is here on the mountaintop, Mt. Abu, 5,000 feet above sea level in Rajasthan, India. It is my spiritual ...

Tweenage Drama Island: Where EVERYTHING Is Personal

Lori Duff | Posted 02.24.2016 | Fifty
Lori Duff

Some other Moms of pubescent girls and I have been talking, and we think we've found a solution to our problems that will not only make our lives easi...

WESTWOOD VIBRATO -- Ep.22

Spottoon | Posted 02.16.2016 | 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.

The Best Confidence Advice Marlon Brando Ever Had

Vivienne Mayer | Posted 02.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Vivienne Mayer

"Inferiority has been very close to me all my life," he admitted. So how did Brando transcend his sense of inadequacy, find his voice and grow into the formidable stage and screen presence he went on to become?

This Is a Story About a Girl Who Saved a Play

Christopher Lamb | Posted 02.06.2016 | Parents
Christopher Lamb

I sat on a folding chair a week ago waiting for the play, "The Somewhat True Tale of Robin Hood," to begin at the Indianapolis school where my wife te...