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CultureZohn: Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-11-05-women.jpgThough this production is Sher's handiwork, he has been exceedingly faithful to the film, both in its frothy style, a hybrid of stage and film, and its spirit.

Broadway Miracle Sighted on PBS -- South Pacific Permitted Full Use of Real Instruments

Melody Breyer-Grell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Melody Breyer-Grell

South Pacific, based on a collection of stories by James Michener, is a multifaceted piece. The plot is the thing in this play, although it is loaded with the requisite number of hit tunes.

You've Got to Be Carefully Taught

Michael Winship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael Winship

As citizens of the nation continue through the summer, distracting themselves by howling at the moon and one another, I spent this past weekend in Manhattan seeing revivals of two classic period pieces of American theater.

Hatred: You've Got To Be Taught

SaraKay Smullens | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
SaraKay Smullens

You've got to be taught to be afraid Last week: A family sits in my office: A father is screaming at his 13 year old: "How ...

Paulo Szot Reverses Ezio Pinza's Route To Met

AP | MIKE SILVERMAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — On May 14, 1948, Ezio Pinza sang his last "Don Giovanni" with the Metropolitan Opera on tour in Cleveland and retired from the compan...

Why We Use the Full Orchestra

Michael Kaiser | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Kaiser

In an effort to fill the growing gap between expenses and revenue, theater producers have pursued two strategies: raising ticket prices and lowering costs.

Broadway Looks at Racism in the Obama Era

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

Of the 35 productions running or opening shortly -- including Hamlet and Patrick Marber's After Miss Julie -- at least 10 offerings have a rainbow-coalition hue.

Michael Brunner: 'South Pacific' Lincoln Center Stage Manager Fired For Making Video Of Star Undressing | Jamie Schram | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A married Lincoln Center stage manager busted for making a spy video of an actress changing had wanted to go out with her even though he had been rebu...

Solomon Islands Earthquake: Magnitude 6.5 Quake hits near Solomon Islands

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WELLINGTON, New Zealand – Two earthquakes, one a magnitude 7.2 quake, have struck near Solomon Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said Monday, but ...

American Samoa Governor: "I Don't Think Anybody Is Going To Be Spared In This Disaster"

AP | ROD McGUIRK and AUDREY McAVOY | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

APIA, Samoa — Police searched a ghastly landscape of mud-swept streets, pulverized homes and bodies scattered in a swamp Wednesday as dazed surv...

Climate Change: Whole Lot of Shaking Going On ...

Wade Norris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver
Wade Norris

Some geologists say glacial melting due to climate change will unleash pressures in the Earth's crust, causing extreme geological events like earthquakes, tsunamis and volcanic eruptions.

If This is Monday and Opera in Central Park, Why the Microphones?

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
David Finkle

My question, then, is: Whom are the presenters doing a favor by offering these recitals? Opera lovers will know they aren't hearing singing done under the proper conditions.

Theater: "Joe Turner's Come..." To Broadway And Will Stay For A While

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Director Bartlett Sher's revival of August Wilson's magnificent play Joe Turner's Come and Gone has just opened on Broadway to rave reviews.

Tolerance Is Not For Rent

Jason Mannino | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Jason Mannino

This week, for the first time in Oscar history, a political protest is being staged (in the past they have only been health related for breast cancer ...

Admiring Continents

Pablo Ganguli | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Pablo Ganguli

I still do not know what possessing Indian nationality signifies. I have always felt so very un-Indian with only rare flashbacks of nostalgia for things from the sub-continent.

Where Climate Change Catastrophe is NOT a Hypothetical

Joel B. Schwartzberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Joel B. Schwartzberg

Just this month, a top UN official predicted that by the middle of this century, the world should expect six million people a year to be displaced by ...

The Oracle at Delphi

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Michael Jones

He told us that nobody was ever wounded in the movies. He would drink his Irish whiskey neat and tell us about the effect of high explosives on human beings.

Confessions of a South Pacific groupie?

Abigail Pogrebin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Abigail Pogrebin

Beneath my New York armor, I'm as corny as Kansas; The recent revival of South Pacific reminded me of all the lovers kept apart by this endless war and how atypical it is to love blatantly, putting devotion ahead of all else.