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Theater Of War -- And Everything Else

Thane Rosenbaum | Posted 06.29.2016 | Arts
Thane Rosenbaum

When Doerries puts on a show, a Greek chorus from the heavens sings praise of the scale of his ambition, and well, yes... hubris. He has taken the very same Greek dramatists that have inspired the culture wars and the politics of identity, and redeployed them in the service of public health.

Undone by Elektra: Operatic Politics in the Age of Trump

Peter Alexander Meyers | Posted 05.09.2016 | Politics
Peter Alexander Meyers

In our moment -- with the contortion of American civic culture at all levels and in so many ways, with the imminent victory of casual but relentless bigotry sustained by a Trump presidency -- no self-respecting citizen, no audience ideal or real for the opera, should be satisfied with this sort of distraction.

Foundation Launches Young Leadership Experience to Hellas (Greece)

Jim Luce | Posted 01.11.2016 | Impact
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Jim Luce

Much of science, medicine, mathematics, theater, music and art come to us from ancient Greece, representing the highest of human virtues. This fascinating world of Gods, majestic temples, and stunning antiquities will be the experience of a lifetime.

CultureZohn: Family, Passion, Flamenco via 'Antigona'

Patricia Zohn | Posted 12.17.2015 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

Soledad Barrio is a force of nature in Noche Flamenca's Antigona. Her arms are as liquid as any Russian Prima Swan Queen, her feet unimaginably swift and precise. But it is her soul that is on display here more than anything.

Oedipus at Rest

Francis Levy | Posted 10.28.2015 | Books
Francis Levy

Oedipus was actually unusual. Most people don't leave home when they have the mistaken feeling that their presence is cursed and most people's flight doesn't become a self-fulfilling prophecy.

Why Greece Needs Its Classics More Than Ever

Lex Paulson | Posted 07.07.2016 | Politics
Lex Paulson

As the crisis continues to unfold, Greece's ancient past should serve not as fashionable rhetoric alone, but as a deep spur to reflection and progress. Truly engaging with the classical could still be a powerful part of the solution as we take lessons from the past to imagine a better future for Greece and for us all.

Antigone's Eros

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 05.15.2016 | Green
Evaggelos Vallianatos

We either defend the Earth with the Eros of Antigone or the Earth will become inhospitable to human life.

Publisher Rejection Letters From Sophocles to Hitler

Andy Ross | Posted 06.28.2015 | Comedy
Andy Ross

Here is a mental exercise of employing standard publisher rejection templates as they might have been used for some of the great (or notorious) classics of Western Civilization.

Tragedy in Ferguson: What Will it Take to Move Forward?

Andrew Tarsy | Posted 01.25.2015 | Crime
Andrew Tarsy

The majority population, most of whom pollsters tell us did not believe Officer Wilson committed any crimes, may believe the country can afford to accept things as they are. People of color -- Black men and their families and those who depend on them cannot afford that luxury. They need us to get this right.

Writing What's Maybe Almost Halfway Brave

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

It was with an expansive sense of our own good fortune that we sat to listen to Cheryl Strayed's keynote, maybe the most generous writer-to-writer talk I've ever heard.

Elektra at ACT: Ancient Yet Timely, but Marred by Dubious Choices

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

How little the human race has changed in the 2,500 years since Sophocles' Elektra emerged on the Athenian stage. Her drive, her obsession, her fury had a single focus, expressed in one word: justice.

Better Book Titles For Greek Classics: What 'The Odyssey' SHOULD Have Been Titled

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Whether you dabbled in Euripides during college, or spend hours each day reciting Homer in the original Greek, these new titles will trim the fat and reveal whole stories in a single image!

Sophocles' Elektra Staged at the Getty Villa

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The pursuit of justice is usually considered a noble aspiration. But what if that pursuit is tied to a grievance-driven, murderous obsession?

PBS' 'This Emotional Life': Healing The Invisible Wounds Of War

Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Brigadier General Loree K. Sutton, M.D.

Leaving the battlefield far behind, the war often continues--in hearts and minds, relationships and communities following deployment.