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James Moore

First Nighter: "Ken Ludwig's Baskerville," Richard Maxwell's "The Evening"

David Finkle | Posted 05.23.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

With his prolific works Richard Maxwell gives the inescapable impression that he finds the niceties of theatrical production -- things like scripting, acting, design -- compromising. The more well crafted they are, the more removed they are from holding up the mirror to true life.

Old New York in 'On the Town'

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.25.2014 | Arts
Regina Weinreich

The sights and sounds of old New York are just a few of the marvels of the musical On the Town, newly revived at the Lyric Theater. If you see a subway sign marked IRT, you know you are in the right place.

Pacific Northwest Ballet: Backstage With Roméo et Juliette at City Center

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 04.21.2013 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

In French choreographer Jean-Christophe Maillot's Roméo et Juliette there are no swords, no heavy Renaissance costumes and there is no vial of poison. The ballet has been stripped of all its dead weight while preserving the essence of the narrative.

Canadian Government Asks: What Do Citizens Think About Publishing Industry?

CBC News | CBC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The federal government is asking Canadians to share their thoughts on the domestic publishing industry and whether changes need to be made to Canada's...

Who Will Succeed Ferran Adrià As World's Greatest Chef?

Barry Yourgrau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Barry Yourgrau

Will it be Aduriz? Or the long-esteemed Catalan Roca brothers, with Spain's latest three stars? Or maybe U.K. visionary Heston Blumenthal?

Hey Karl, Thanks

James Moore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James Moore

Dear Karl: Since I'm the guy largely responsible for giving you a reputation as being very smart, then it seems appropriate that I also deliver the news that, as it turns out, you aren't too bright.