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The Week In Art: Cardboard Boxes, Thai Temples And The Bard's Birthday

Posted 04.28.2012 | Arts

This week we saw some crazy art endeavors, whether they involved 24 hours converted into a single photo or drawings that look exactly like photographs...

Is Othello Really Black?

Ben Arogundade | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Ben Arogundade

William Shakespeare's character Othello is generally regarded as a black African. But is this true? Could he have been an Arab or a Spanish Moor?

Shakespeare's Sonnets Turned Into Pop Songs

The Huffington Post | Amber Genuske | Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

Shakespeare may be the most quotable man in history, but is he the most musical? A group of England-based, Renaissance-style musicians seem to think s...

How Shakespeare Teaches Us To Steal

Nicole Galland | Posted 06.23.2012 | Books
Nicole Galland

We need Shakespeare to teach us how to steal. Nobody steals like William Shakespeare. Not even Steven Spielberg.

How to Enjoy Reading Shakespeare

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Joseph Smigelski

When you finally meet William Shakespeare on his own turf, his language begins to open new doors in your consciousness.

See Shakespeare In The Park Or Parking Lot

Posted 06.23.2012 | Arts

From his sharp wit, profound devotion to language and characters which resound with contemporary audiences, Shakespeare's legacy is felt from the high...

Man Performs Shakespeare With 25 Different Voices

Posted 04.23.2012 | Arts

Today marks the approximate birth and death of our friend, William Shakespeare. We would like to mourn the passing of the Great Bard through a silly v...

Quoting Shakespeare

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.23.2012 | Home
Arianna Huffington

The following bit of Shakespearean amusement was concocted by my great friend Bernard Levin. I've decided to post it here so that and all of you can have it to download, print out, e-mail, link to... and enjoy.

Talk Like Shakespeare Day

Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

What would happen if we all spoke the way Shakespeare wrote? Would we fall in love more deeply and seek revenge more swiftly? Today just might be the ...

Name That Play! Put Your Shakespeare Knowledge To The Test

Posted 04.23.2012 | Home

On this day, April 23, the reported would-be 448th birthday (and death day) of the one and only William Shakespeare, we celebrate The Bard's legacy wi...

Is This The Real Source Of Shakespeare's Genius?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Jan...

Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Jun...

Top 10 Most Disturbing Shakespeare Deaths

Posted 06.22.2012 | Books

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Aug...

Is This The Real Source Of Shakespeare's Genius?

Posted 06.22.2012 | Home

To celebrate Shakespeare's birthday, we're featuring some of our favorite archival pieces about his life and work. This one was first published in Jan...

Sending the Bard a Birthday Card

George Heymont | Posted 06.12.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Not only have Shakespeare's works survived directorial updating and near-villainous tampering with the text, they are still taught in high schools and colleges around the world. What has changed is the wealth of teaching tools now available in the classroom and on the Internet.

If Shakespeare Had Twitter

Josh Barrie | Posted 06.11.2012 | Technology
Josh Barrie

It's hard to imagine what it would be like to follow Shakespeare. While these poems are a far cry from his escalated word-smithery, they are still very entertaining.

To Be or Not to Be

Denise M. Wilbanks | Posted 05.31.2012 | Healthy Living
Denise M. Wilbanks

Anyone who has traveled the rocky roads of self-transformation can tell you that embarking on a journey of discovery is not for the faint at heart. It requires a warrior's heart and a fierce determination to conquer the unknown.

Truth, Lies and the Allure of Fact-based Journalism

Robert Teitelman | Posted 05.21.2012 | Media
Robert Teitelman

He borrows the power of the truth business to create drama. He's like the politician that lies about his résumé. But is the lying pol better or worse than the demagogue who speaks from the heart?

'Beware The Ides Of March,' And 8 Other Bad Omens In Literature

Posted 03.15.2012 | Books

March 15 is a day to be wary of, as we're taught by high school English teachers and the Bard himself. In William Shakespeare's "Julius Caesar," a...

Musing About Muses (Part 1)

Irene Tanner | Posted 05.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Irene Tanner

Do you realize that we all have an intuitive muse available to us? All we have to do is extend an invitation.

Pierce the Mist

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.13.2012 | Arts
Tamsin Smith

For me, poetry is indeed the key that unlocks. I'd forgotten how long that's been true.

Shakespeare and the GOP's Comedy of Errors

Emily Sloan-Pace | Posted 05.12.2012 | Politics
Emily Sloan-Pace

As the next round of voting approaches, four characters (in every sense of the word) remain in the hunt for the nomination: Romney, Gingrich, Santorum and Paul. This has left me wondering how would these four very different competitors do in Shakespeare's world, and where would they feel most at home?

Measure for Mis-Measure with New York City Teacher Assessments

Alan Singer | Posted 05.07.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Maybe New Yorkers can find a way to force Cuomo and Bloomberg to be honest about the politicalization of education in New York City and State and its negative impact on schools, teachers, and children.

PHOTOS: March 1 Means Welsh Pride

Margie Goldsmith | Posted 05.01.2012 | Travel
Margie Goldsmith

The two opposing uniforms were so similar that St. David commanded his soldiers to wear a leek on their helmets. Since then, the leek has been a symbol of Wales.

When Are We Old?

Alan Elsner | Posted 04.25.2012 | Fifty
Alan Elsner

The advent of another birthday recently prompted me to ask myself: At what age does a person stop getting older and actually become old? In other words, when does old age begin?