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Widower's Definition Of Love Could Impress Shakespeare Himself

The Huffington Post | Yagana Shah | Posted 02.03.2016 | Fifty

Even Romeo and Juliet's legendary romance can't beat one widower's love for his late wife. Humans of New York shared the beautiful love story of ...

"Something Rotten!" Soars where "King Charles III" Bores

Christian Lewis | Posted 01.29.2016 | Arts
Christian Lewis

For anyone involved with theater, Shakespeare seems universal. However, he also can feel over done, wordy, or boring. Regardless, theater goers and actors alike will never stop obsessing over him and thus, Shakespeare will always have a presence on Broadway.

Immortal Beloved

Poetry Foundation | Posted 01.27.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

On the missing persons of love poetry. by Austin Allen Immortalizing the beloved is supposed to be one of the poet's supreme powers. What journal-tot...

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion: The Social Values of Shakespeare

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.25.2016 | Arts
Paul_Smith

Ours is currently a world that is necessarily fixated on inclusion and exclusion - who we want in our communities and who we don't, who is 'one of us' and who is 'The Other' or, as Lear on his way to prison, that symbolic place of exclusion, says, "who's in, who's out."

10 Things You Might Not Know About Shakespeare

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 01.14.2016 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

Chances are you could name most -- if not all -- of his plays. But how much do we really know about Shakespeare? Well, here are 10 much less familiar facts about arguably the world's most famous writer.

Brian Bedford: In Memoriam

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.14.2016 | Entertainment
Lev Raphael

Molière was as important to me as Shakespeare, maybe even more so, and Richard Wilbur's deft translations were a revelation.

What's That Smell? That Which We Call 'Dietary Guidelines'...

David Katz, M.D. | Posted 01.11.2016 | Healthy Living
David Katz, M.D.

Since the release last week of the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans, and in my case at least, a resulting bout of projectile vomiting, the nut...

The 'Logos' in Mythology

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 01.08.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

It was 1998, I just migrated to the United States from Jordan with my mother to start a new life. As I reflect now on that time period, I realize that I had subconsciously sought a certain cultural trace in order to understand and appreciate America.

Brush Up Your Shakespeare

George Heymont | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Next to West Side Story the most popular Shakespeare-inspired musical is, without doubt, Cole Porter's 1948 hit, Kiss Me, Kate.

'What Country Friends Is This?' -- Shakespeare and Twelfth Night

Paul_Smith | Posted 01.07.2016 | Arts
Paul_Smith

It is the turn of the year, the end of the festivities, the return to work, and it is Twelfth Night. This reminds us that it is also the start of the glorious 2016 Shakespeare quartercentenary commemoration year.

Much Ado About Shakespeare

Verelyn Gibbs Watson | Posted 01.04.2016 | Arts
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Verelyn Gibbs Watson

2016 marks the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. It's perhaps somewhat macabre to pay such close attention to a death (birthdays are more joyous), but in the case of Shakespeare, it's worth it. His plays, and their themes, continue to influence us.

Murdering Terrorists' Families: Trump's Campaign of Vengeance

Katy Woodring | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics
Katy Woodring

Probably contravening international law, Trump proposes we combat terrorism by systematically murdering known terrorist's parents, siblings, spouses, children, and so on, without clarifying where to stop on the family tree.

'Nice Play, Shakespeare!'

Francis Levy | Posted 12.28.2015 | Comedy
Francis Levy

Remember "Nice play,Shakespeare!" You'd say it to someone when they'd flubbed up. Makes you wonder if anyone ever said it to Shakespeare himself, say when he committed a faux pas. Also makes you wonder whether Shakespeare would have gotten the joke, Was he self-involved enough to think that he was simply being praised for one of his masterpieces?

Poets and Lawyers: Birds of a Feather

Harold Lloyd | Posted 12.15.2015 | Arts
Harold Lloyd

Good lawyers, like good poets, wrestle with world and word. Good lawyers, like good poets, fuse theory and practice in a craft of language.

Hate; We Can Beat It!

Adrian Kamalii | Posted 12.09.2015 | World
Adrian Kamalii

There is fear, terror, actual violence, palpable hate, attacks, and senseless shootings. It is suffocating. It is degrading. It is vile. It is a...

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

Mark Coleman | Posted 12.02.2015 | 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
Paul_Smith

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 02.02.2016 | Queer 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?