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First Nighter: "The Designated Mourner" Still Wallace Shawn's Masterpiece, Only More So

David Finkle | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Wallace Shawn's darkly sublime three-hour play--and worth every devastating minute of it--The Designated Mourner was done initially in a 1996 staged r...

The History Of Animals In Art, Literature And Music

Posted 02.16.2012 | Arts

The Morgan Library is exhibiting a collection of works illustrating how history's greatest artists, writers and musicians were inspired by animals. ...

Fame and Death in April

Norman MacAfee | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Norman MacAfee

If you go to The New York Times' obituary page, you will see the list of deaths of famous people who died in any given month and were written about in...

To Gather Up One's Rage

Stephen Gyllenhaal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Stephen Gyllenhaal

Let's face it, our national religion isn't something cooked up in the deep Baptist south nor in ephemeral New Age San Francisco. No, it has been built stone by Gothic stone down on Wall Street.

Ranking The Best Poets Ever

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

In 1971, James Dickey wrote a letter listing the top ten living American poets. Slotted in third place behind Ezra Pound and W.H. Auden was...James D...