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Anton Chekhov

Fear and the Filmmaker in Cannes: The Aftermath of the Inauguration of the Public Toilet at Kilometer 375

E. Nina Rothe | Posted 07.22.2014 | Arts
E. Nina Rothe

Despite its short length, The Aftermath is a full and significant film, and although bare and minimalist in look, it's crowded with expectation. It is also groundbreaking, as I've endlessly mentioned before, the first film from Egypt to be included in the Cinéfondation.

5 Things to Know Before You Graduate College

Carlota Zimmerman | Posted 06.29.2014 | College
Carlota Zimmerman

If you're about to graduate from college, you're probably either jubilant about your impending liberation...or you're waking up at 3a.m., in a cold sw...

Mikhail Baryshnikov Transforms Chekhov in Santa Monica

Laurence Vittes | Posted 06.25.2014 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

If you're a fan of Mikhail Baryshnikov, or think you know your Chekhov from your Pushkin, Man in a Case might be your theatrical cup of tea.

U.S.-E.U. Rhetoric on Russia as Destructive as a Chekhovian Duel

Michael Shank | Posted 05.22.2014 | Politics
Michael Shank

Now should be the time when Secretary of State John Kerry and President Barack Obama aggressively propose confidence-building measures, not mete out more military muster. This will get us nowhere fast.

Turkey Lurkey Time

George Heymont | Posted 05.18.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Marga Gomez is back at The Marsh with a new one-woman show (her 10th). Unlike previous monologues which were primarily autobiographical, Lovebirds is a beautifully written piece of fiction whose protagonist is a photographer named Polaroid Phillie.

Bits and Bobs From Theatre Land

Nancy Cohen-koan | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Nancy Cohen-koan

A lesser known, at least to me, United Solo Theatre festival of performance pieces, almost blew into town without noticing. So far, I've seen only two shows, but the commitment, intensity and charm of the shows makes it a very worthwhile platform for talent.

Gathering Gadflies

Tamsin Smith | Posted 09.28.2013 | Impact
Tamsin Smith

There are no bystanders at the Aspen Leaders Action Forum. The small group, text-based seminars are designed specifically to draw personal, real-life responses from the global leaders who attend.

First Nighter: London Consumer Report on "Sweet Bird," "Merrily," Worthwhile Others

David Finkle | Posted 08.15.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

By 1959 when Tennessee Williams got around to presenting Sweet Bird of Youth on Broadway, as directed by Elia Kazan and starring Geraldine Page and Pa...

Coping and Laughing With Uncle Vanya

Matt Budd | Posted 06.08.2013 | Entertainment
Matt Budd

Coffee cups crashing to the floor upset a tranquil Bucks County morning at the opening of Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike the hilarious new Christopher Durang play now running at the Golden Theatre on Broadway.

First Nighter: Clive, Moose Murders Include Deaths in More Ways Than One

David Finkle | Posted 04.09.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

I'm only left to report that in one extraordinary week I saw both Clive and Moose Murders and am prepared in both instances to cry, "Murder most foul!" Which was worse? Please don't ask.

'Chekhov's Enlightenment'

Francis Levy | Posted 03.13.2013 | Books
Francis Levy

Rather than Enlightenment figures like Locke, you might say that Chekhov had more in common with Edmund Burke to the extent that his skepticism and anti-millenarianism were rooted in the doctor's understanding of the complexity of pathology.

The Joseph Epstein Cult

Francis Levy | Posted 12.06.2012 | Books
Francis Levy

Joseph Epstein's "The James cult" in the October 2012 The New Criterion is a terrific essay. He calls himself a Jacobite, a wonderful locution in and ...

Theater: Ethan Hawke and Richard Nixon at Their Finest

Michael Giltz | Posted 01.15.2013 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Going to see Ivanov was one of the first times I'd left my Long Island City neighborhood since the storm and despite an hour on the train and then walking 30 or so blocks to get there, it was very welcome indeed.

On the Culture Front: Bogota, a Developing Metropolis

Chris Kompanek | Posted 11.14.2012 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Bogota is both a confounding and beautiful city. Nestled below the Andes mountains, the expansive developing metropolis doesn't reveal its charms easily, but rather holds them close as tightly guarded secrets.

The Year of Reading Communally

Dave Astor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

My first "HuffPost Books" piece was posted a year ago this month, and I'd like to use that trivial anniversary to thank commenters for introducing me to many authors and novels I had never read before.

Mad Science: David Neumann/Advanced Beginner Group's Restless Eye

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

"I'm interested in an irrational response to our perceived place in the universe." So says choreographer David Neumann in his program notes for Rest...

Theater: Wiest and Turturro Lost In "Orchard;" Skip This "Dinner"

Michael Giltz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

THE CHERRY ORCHARD AT CSC ** THE MAN WHO CAME TO DINNER AT THEATRE AT ST. CLEMENT'S ** THE CHERRY ORCHARD ** CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY Why oh why is Che...

Curtis M. Wong

Stage Dive: Michael Urie Tackles Anton Chekhov's 'The Cherry Orchard' In New York

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.26.2011 | Gay Voices

Michael Urie happens to really, really like New York. At least by Hollywood standards, the 31-year-old Urie's almost exclusive devotion to the Of...

PHOTOS: 10 People You Would Never Have Wanted To Duel

Posted 10.31.2011 | Books

From Melville House: Melville House’s new HybridBooks project allows readers of print books to download additional materials, called “Illuminat...

The 10 Best Literary Picnics

The Observer | Kate Kellaway | Posted 08.31.2011 | Books

In a boat, in the nude, with cold chicken, warm bananas, Mr Knightley or Mole…...

Chekhov Alive and Well in Hollywood: Two One-Acts at the Tres Stage Theatre

Michael Russnow | Posted 08.01.2011 | Los Angeles
Michael Russnow

Classical theatre may not be your thing, but this is an evening that most would find accessible and to their liking. And as an added bonus it's cheap, with tickets just ten dollars.

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Intelligent Homosexual's Guide... Continues Genius Display

David Finkle | Posted 07.05.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Kushner has produced a play also reminiscent of Arthur Miller at the top of his form, a play about which many ticket buyers will conclude he's equaled Miller's best.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Peter Sarsgaard Open in 'Three Sisters' at the Classic Stage Company

Curtis M. Wong | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Curtis M. Wong

Those unfamiliar with Chekhov's Three Sisters and thus expecting a powerhouse performance from either Gyllenhaal or Sarsgaard might be surprised to learn that this play is very much an ensemble piece.

All the World's a Stage: The Sesquicentennial of Anton Chekhov's Birth

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

For anyone who takes inspiration from one Muse or another and has wondered how to compartmentalize that pursuit with other dreary and more pedestrian ...

John Cheever's Cruel Paradoxes

The New York Review of Books | Edmund White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Strange Charms of John Cheever Edmund White The New York Review of Books "Cheever: A Life" by Blake Bailey Knopf/Vintage, 770 pp., $35.00; $16.9...