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'Chi-Raq': Lysistrata Retold

Ronda Lee | Posted 11.09.2015 | Black Voices
Ronda Lee

Is the violence in Chicago a laughing matter? Certainly not. However, if Chicagoans held their politicians, community and church leaders as responsible as they hold Spike Lee, I dare say things may change.

Pornosophy: Sex Objects, Object!

Francis Levy | Posted 06.15.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

There has been a movement on the part of men as well as women to be loved for their minds as well as their bodies.

Make Love and War

Francis Levy | Posted 10.22.2013 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Back in the sixties the only way to get laid was to join a demonstration against the war. Life was actually quite simple with a clean demarcation bet...

Being a Man on International Women's Day

Graham Milne | Posted 05.08.2013 | Women
Graham Milne

Things just seem lighter, and happier. Like everyone rolled out of bed with a little extra oomph this morning. It's the women. The ones behind the counter, the ones waiting for their lattes, they're smiling, laughing, filling the room with a tangible positive aura that infects everyone.

Kiss Me, but Finish Singing That High Note First

Jennifer Rivera | Posted 07.17.2012 | Home
Jennifer Rivera

I always prefer to get the kissing out of the way right away so that the awkwardness dissolves by opening night. Plus, it's better to not be surprised by the fact that your tenor is actually an open mouthed wet kisser, or that your soprano is a closed lip face presser.

If Only Wars Could Be Stopped This Way...

Franca Sozzani | Posted 07.07.2012 | Style
Franca Sozzani

In 2003, when Leymah Gbowee was awarded, alongside two other African women the Nobel Peace Prize, her name became particularly well-known because she employed a rather unusual method to bring to an end a civil war.

Lysistrata Jones: Aristophanes Done Right

Danny Groner | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

While it's a lighthearted and funny story, the play does carry some complicated issues related to identity and sexuality. For these characters -- and the show in general -- there's usually more than meets the eye.

Lysistrata Jones at the Walter Kerr Proves That Aristophanes Still Rocks!

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 02.01.2012 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

Expect that you will be so carried away that your gloves will fall out of your pockets, your hat will end up between the seats, and of all things, my theater friend ended up with the shoe of a woman in the row behind us.

Peace and the Gathering Power of Women

Birute Regine | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Birute Regine

In Namibia, where daily rapes were the status quo during a long guerrilla war, women sprang into action when a two-year-old was raped, calling together an initiative against sexual violence.

Lysistrata, the Long Beach Shakespeare Company

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
James Scarborough

Brandon Cutts's adaptation of Aristophanes' Lysistrata, which mitigates the domestic challenges of war with humorous expediency, offers a welcome respite from bad news on the war front.

"No water, no sex" - New films take on not-so-subtle meanings when it comes to water

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- By strange turn of fate or my wife's careful selection, almost every film we saw this summer at the Traverse City Film Festiva...