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"The Crucible

First Nighter: PTP/NYC Champions the Ladies By Way of Howard Barker, Caryl Churchill, Jan Maxwell

David Finkle | Posted 07.23.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

The treatment of women as second-class members of humanity, no matter what their accomplishments, is occupying the thoughts of the Potomac Theatre Project, again in residence this summer at Atlantic II. Happily, the subject matter is turning into some of the company's best work in their 25 years.

Secrets of a Career Climb: Make Shit Happen, Deal When It Does

Jim Treacy | Posted 06.01.2015 | Business
Jim Treacy

Embrace your scars. When you have something to offer you'll be sought. The person who wants something least holds the stronger position. Living the dream is never giving in to adversity -- hold ground, then bounce back.

Coping With Undesirables

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.

Arthur Miller's 'Big F*** You To 1950s McCarthyism'

Posted 11.19.2013 | Comedy

Thug Notes isn't playing around this week, so neither will we. Watch Sparky Sweets, PhD explain "The Crucible" above and marvel all over again at A...

School Artwork Reads: "God Is Dead"

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Religion

One Georgia parent is very upset after viewing works of art displayed on her child's classroom wall that contain the phrase “God is dead.” Offi...

Interview: The Rising Career of John Hawkes

Marshall Fine | Posted 09.21.2013 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The parts got bigger as Hawkes developed a reputation as a character actor with the skills to play everything from goofy to menacing. He worked more and more -- and his choices expanded after he earned an Oscar nomination for 2010's Winter's Bone.

Taking Responsibility For Our Own Decisions

George Heymont | Posted 08.22.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Recently screened at the San Francisco International Film Festival, Tall As The Baobab Tree focuses on two young Senegalese women, Coumba and her 11-year-old sister, Debo, who are the first generation to leave their family's remote village in order to attend school in a nearby city.

Happy 60th Birthday To 'The Crucible'!

Posted 01.22.2013 | Arts

Today is the 60th anniversary of Arthur Miller's seminal American play, "The Crucible," which opened on Broadway in 1953. The play is based on the Sal...

Being a Teacher on 9/11

Lori Ungemah | Posted 11.12.2012 | Education
Lori Ungemah

Every 9/11 I think of the students whom I spent that day with. They were juniors (4 classes) and seniors (1 class). They are grown ups now, some with kids, some in graduate school/medical school, some working.

Rubbernecking: Project Runway Episode 8, "A Rough Day on the Runway"

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

This week the show begins with everyone (OK, Ivy and Michael D) tweezing their eyebrows in their pocket hand mirrors. Michael C dishes on Ivy to Andy and honestly, I can no longer feel sorry for him