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Selling Your Soul in Salem

Greig Lamont | Posted 12.31.2013 | Travel
Greig Lamont

Despite this glorious genealogy, this historical pedigree, its cultural lineage, its tradition, and its heritage, today Salem has been reduced to prostituting itself to oddballs in costumes who gawk at gravestones and hanker for "museums" filled with broomsticks and bric-a-brac.

'Death of a Salesman,' South Coast Rep, Costa Mesa

James Scarborough | Posted 11.08.2013 | Arts
James Scarborough

Robinson's Willy and Butler's Biff shine as two men who have rejected reality, though for different reasons.

Where 1950s Divorcés Went For A 'Six Week Cure'

Theresa Iker | Posted 10.28.2013 | Divorce
Theresa Iker

The year was 1951. Right at the time that many associate with Leave it to Beaver and postwar domestic bliss, Marilu Norden's married life was shattered.

Hamptons Journal: The Mystery of Irma Vep at Bay Street

Regina Weinreich | Posted 09.11.2013 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Introducing Bay Street Theater's current production on Saturday night, of Charles Ludlam's 1983 breakout masterpiece The Mystery of Irma Vep: A Penny ...

Theater Review: The Crucible at Antaeus

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 07.22.2013 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

The distinguished Antaeus Company, L.A.'s classic theater ensemble of extraordinarily talented actors, presents Arthur Miller's tale of the Salem witch trials, his parable of mass hysteria and the dangers of theocracy, or any blind ideology, for that matter.

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...

Vessel: Chatting With Twenty One Pilots' Tyler Joseph, Plus Reintroducing The Johnny Stallings Arts Program and Six Market Blvd

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.15.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

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Beware Theater in Politics

Carla Seaquist | Posted 12.09.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Crucially, the president himself must become a critic. One flop may not an election make, but a second one? Can't happen. At the next rumble -- er, debate -- Mr. Obama must pull off Mr. Romney's many masks and expose his contradictions.

50 Years of A&M Records: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.13.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"If you're prepared for what you'd like to do with the rest of your life and you're putting in the time and are passionate about what you're doing, you have to just stay with it. There's no magic formula for how to get through the maze."

Marilyn Monroe as a Rebel

Lois Banner | Posted 08.25.2012 | Books
Lois Banner

Marilyn constantly asked questions, took several courses at UCLA, and stated that she wanted to go to Columbia Law School, to become a lawyer and help the poor. According to Arthur Miller, "Marilyn didn't have a conventional bone in her body."

The Defiant Capitalist Returns

James Campion | Posted 07.18.2012 | Entertainment
James Campion

Death of a Salesman is a good as modern tragedy gets and its current revival proves it.

'Death Of A Salesman'

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 07.14.2012 | Home
Wilborn Hampton

Of the half dozen or more Willys that I have seen, including the most recent Broadway incarnations, the only one to instill genuine sympathy for this otherwise deluded blowhard is the current one, Philip Seymour Hoffman.

Neverending Story: 'Death Of A Salesman'

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home

NEW YORK — A man works for decades and can barely scrape together enough pennies to fix his fridge. He shuffles into his home late after fruitle...

A Guy Looks Wrong. He Gets Hurt. Sound Familiar? Arthur Miller Wrote This Novel in 1945.

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 06.12.2012 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

A man walks down a street. He's doing nothing wrong. But someone thinks he looks wrong. And something bad happens. Later, there's sorrow and commenta...

Not for Debate: Commerce Is Paramount

David Tereshchuk | Posted 05.30.2012 | Media
David Tereshchuk

The tightly woven strands of finance and trade throughout our American consciousness give a special and extraordinary power to that classic of US theater, Arthur Miller's Death of Salesman.

Why Death Of A Salesman Feels Hauntingly Familiar

Laura Rowley | Posted 05.26.2012 | Fifty
Laura Rowley

This past weekend I went to see "Death of a Salesman" on Broadway. When we exited the theater, my friend Bill turned to me and said, "Well, that was a Post 50 story."

'Death Of A Salesman' Is A Powerhouse

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.19.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Now at the Barrymore, starring Philip Seymour Hoffman as Willy and Andrew Garfield as his lost son Biff, this soulful lament of missed dreams and misguided desires is staged with aching sensitivity by Mike Nichols.

PHOTOS: Death Of A Salesman Opening Night On Broadway

Posted 03.16.2012 | New York

In one of the most highly anticipated Broadway revivals to date, director Mike Nichols takes on Arthur Miller's classic American play, "Death of a Sal...

Did The Famous Marilyn Monroe Affair Really Happen?

Posted 02.11.2012 | Entertainment

The new film "My Week With Marilyn" tells the story of a brief yet wondrous puppy dog love affair between Marilyn Monroe and a young gofer on the set ...

How Marilyn Monroe Got Her Groove, and How Dad Became Cool

Harvey Weinstein | Posted 01.26.2012 | Entertainment
Harvey Weinstein

As a father of four daughters, I've learned that cool is a gift that only comes occasionally; but for a short time, Marilyn Monroe, and the movie I made about her, made dad cool.

Williams Has Same 'Hunger as Monroe,' Says My Week With Marilyn Director

Felice Arenas | Posted 01.23.2012 | Entertainment
Felice Arenas

Both are flaxen-haired, beautiful, and have had their personal ups and downs dominate headlines. But what is the most striking similarity between Michelle Williams and Marilyn Monroe?

Interview: Director Simon Curtis discusses My Week with Marilyn

Marshall Fine | Posted 01.21.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Simon Curtis bristles a little when asked why, having directed so extensively in television and produced numerous films, it took him so long to direct...

Marilyn Monroe: Still Dead. Still Selling. How Come?

Tom Alderman | Posted 01.09.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

Marilyn Monroe lives on as the last of an archetype we cling to from our innocent past but is now gone forever -- or until a future generation invents her again.

Stage Door: Joan Copeland's Show

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.14.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Theater fans have admired her work for decades; now they can get the inside story. Actress Joan Copeland, whose worked has spanned theater, film and television, is starring in the autobiographical Joan's Show for two nights.

Trifecta Interview: Michael Cuesta Directs Ron Eldard and Jill Hennessy in The Roadie: Queens, Drugs and Rock 'n' Roll

Cynthia Ellis | Posted 07.16.2011 | Entertainment
Cynthia Ellis

The adage, "You can't go home again," isn't completely true. You can go home again, but it's going to involve serious heartbreak, a coke binge, multiple altercations, confronting uncomfortable truths and your own mother slapping your just-punched face.