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The Audience: The Queen Reigns Supreme

Danny Groner | Posted 05.11.2015 | New York
Danny Groner

For one night, the regal and majestic qualities of royalty have you wondering about a world that never before felt so close at hand.

Aisle View: The Queen Takes the Stage

Steven Suskin | Posted 05.08.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

The Audience gives us Ms. Mirren, but is likely to be a one-shot arrow. The star's performance is more than enough to carry the day, and carry the play, to surefire success; while Elizabeth The Queen has her supporters and her detractors, Mirren's canny and well-rounded performance is sure to garner unanimous huzzahs.

Remembering Tony Benn and His Five Little Questions

Michael Winship | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael Winship

Take a moment, please, to note the passing of a distinguished spokesman for the left, a man both firebrand and gadfly, of whom many Americans have never even heard. Yet what he did and said are of importance to us all and especially to the cause of democracy.

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

The News of the World, the Profumo Affair and the Planned Military Coup

John Fleming | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics
John Fleming

I studied journalism at college - well, radio, TV and journalism. The man in charge of the journalism part of the course was the Production Editor of...