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Much Ado About Sustainability: Is it Time to Stop Sensationalizing and Start Simplifying the Solution?

Mark Coleman | Posted 12.01.2015 | Green
Mark Coleman

So how sensationalized does the story need to be? Will the fate of humanity be a Shakespearean tragedy? Will we be a comeback, feel good, or comedic story? Who knows? But one thing is for certain - all the world is a vast sustainability stage - each of us has a role in the production. What role will you choose to play?

The Dating Life: Is Honesty the Best Policy?

Larry Schwimmer | Posted 11.30.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Larry Schwimmer

If Shakespeare had written a play about men and women dating and becoming intimate in the year 2015, one of his soliloquys might have been, "To tell ...

20 Customers Spent Night of Terror At Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.14.2015 | World

A famous Parisian bookstore turned into a makeshift shelter Friday, housing 20 customers who waited out the attacks, according to Twitter users. Patro...

On Shakespeare's Heavens

Mario Livio | Posted 11.11.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

We shall probably never know with certainty whether Shakespeare indeed intended "Hamlet" to also represent the battle that was associated with one of the biggest revolutions in the history of science. The mere fact that we can even consider that possibility, only adds to the greatness of this monumental genius.

I'm With Stupid: Demand Anniversary Gender Equality Now

Todd Hartley | Posted 11.03.2015 | Comedy
Todd Hartley

I know this is a little off-topic, but I'd like to revisit a subject from last month that I think deserves more time, and that's my anniversary -- or, more specifically, anniversaries in general.

Pay Attention!

Michael Rosenblum | Posted 11.03.2015 | Media
Michael Rosenblum

It is an addiction, this desire to check emails, to watch YouTube, to play Candy Crush (what ever happened to Candy Crush?) that is absolutely overpowering. Resistance is futile. Sorry.

Aisle View: Vivat Charles III

Steven Suskin | Posted 11.01.2015 | Arts
Steven Suskin

All your favorites are there. William, Harry, Kate, even the ghost of Diana, who roams the halls at night like one of the three weird witches of Macbeth. Charles faces his dilemma like Hamlet, but within two hours he has turned into an ineffectual Lear.

#ShakespeareLives in 2016: How Shakespeare's Plays Reflect Current Affairs

Paul_Smith | Posted 10.30.2015 | Arts

In 2016 the world gathers to applaud, to set Shakespeare free, liberating his plays into the meaning of our times. We remember him and must tell his story.

50 Same-Sex Couples From 50 States Mark Marriage Equality In This Incredible Video

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 10.29.2015 | Gay Voices

Fifty same-sex couples of all ages from all 50 states joined director Yulin Kuang in celebrating marriage equality across the U.S. in this hea...

The José Limón International Dance Festival Takes on the Joyce

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 10.23.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

It is one of the most pressing questions of American dance: how should we preserve the work of great 20th-century choreographers who glued their style to a generation distinct and removed from our own?

Stunning Shakespeare Posters From Around The World Prove The Bard Is Universal

The Huffington Post | Maddie Crum | Posted 10.21.2015 | Arts

A goth-looking, tall-haired fairy in a blood-red dress might not be how you visualized "A Midsummer Night's Dream" when you read it in high school. I...

An Extraordinary Library: The Lilly Library, Indiana University

Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson

After living in the Midwest for about 30 years I really didn't know too much about Indiana -- it seemed like a nice state but my sense was that the state was pretty limited, culturally.

Why Are They Translating Shakespeare?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.01.2015 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

The Wall Street Journal reports that the Oregon Shakespeare Company is doing translations of all of Shakespeare's plays to make them more comprehensible. Why?

Is High School Ruining Reading?

Samara Wolpe | Posted 09.24.2015 | College
Samara Wolpe

I have often felt that I am missing much of the joy I could be getting out of a book by reading it in class instead of on my own.

Should a Novelist Be Politically Correct?

Warren Adler | Posted 09.22.2015 | Books
Warren Adler

The recent flap over a romance novel titled For Such a Time whose plot features a concentration camp inmate falling in love with her Nazi captor has aroused the wrath of various critics and readers on grounds that it is too discomfiting and disturbing to have been published.

Seattle Shakespeare Company's The Comedy of Errors; A Fun Filled, Slapstick Vision That Entertains From Start to Finish

L. Steven Sieden | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts
L. Steven Sieden

Seattle Shakespeare Company recently premiered The Comedy of Errors at the Leo K Theatre, and the show kept the audience in stitches from beginning to...

The Slippery Slope of Non-Traditional Casting

Steve Harper | Posted 09.17.2015 | Black Voices
Steve Harper

So, although the argument against a particular casting choice might be frustrating on one level, on another, it makes complete sense. I believe the writer should always have the last word. Though there are two instances where I think non-traditional approaches can make sense

To Howl: A Feminist Take on Ginsberg's Howl

Aimee Anderson | Posted 09.15.2015 | Books
Aimee Anderson

Amy Newman's Howl embraces a poetic form that has been exclusive to male poets.Newman's transgressive Howl tresspasses a poetic form that has been exclusive property of Allen Ginsberg.

Fall Poems

Poetry Foundation | Posted 09.14.2015 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Poems to read as the leaves change and the weather gets colder. AUTUMN LEAVES "Autumn" by Grace Paley "Autumn Song" by Dante Gabriel Rossetti "T...

For Crown, Queen and Shakespeare

Michael Radou Moussou | Posted 09.10.2015 | Politics
Michael Radou Moussou

In becoming the longest reigning monarch in the history of her 'sceptered isle,' Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II is moving today from the fairytale land assigned to her, into another realm, one reserved to the some of the most important political personalities in History: the legendary.

The Art in Dreams - Memories of My Mother

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.03.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

We are such stuff As dreams are made on; and our little life Is rounded with a sleep -- William Shakespeare, The Tempest, Act 4 lines 156-158. Some...

Shakespeare's Secret Legacy

Paul Hunting | Posted 09.04.2015 | Books
Paul Hunting

For thousands upon thousands of years great sages, masters, seers, prophets and teachers have been attempting to convey to us the ultimate truth about who we really are, where we come from and why we're here on this planet. Yet, to most people, it still remains a mystery.

Turner's Timeless Show of Light, Color and Wonder

William Bradley | Posted 08.31.2015 | Arts
William Bradley

I've seen the show twice, taking the better part of a day each time. Along with Vermeer and Van Gogh, Turner's one of my very favorite artists. The experience of this show rates as one of the aesthetic highlights of my life.

Cumberbacchanalia: A Preview Night With Benedict Cumberbatch and Hamlet

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 08.24.2015 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Cumberbatch is radiant on stage. In a play increasingly a star vehicle -- and I have seen Hamlets from Daniel Day-Lewis (the best, at the National Theatre in 1989) to Ralph Fiennes, Stephen Dillane and Jude Law -- Cumberbatch joins the ranks competently.

Liver Pudding

Sandy Thomas | Posted 08.19.2015 | Arts
Sandy Thomas

I was able to walk to Fringe Central 2 in time for my 2 P.M. workshop and I'm so glad I got to be there. There was a lot of laughing involved.