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On This Matter of Learning to Write

Bill Stieger | Posted 07.13.2014 | Books
Bill Stieger

If a would-be writer is serious about his intention to become a fine writer, he would do well to get his head out of the vampire/zombie dreck that somehow passes for literature and discover the masters.

The End Is Not the Means

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 06.23.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

My view may be simplistic, but it is this: novels engage the reader by telling stories. An ambiguous end to a novel is not a problem -- ambiguity is fine. In fact, it may be the most truthful way for a novel to end.

Enterprise's Dominic Keating, Cruise Trek, and How Star Trek Fandom Is Alive and Kicking

Ashley Jude Collie | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Ashley Jude Collie

Since 1966 when the original Star Trek series premiered on television, the Star Trek juggernaut continues on with unabated fan enthusiasm.

LOOK: Sting's Wife Is Heading Off-Broadway

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.29.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Actress and producer Trudie Styler, the better half of pop singer Sting, will star this fall in a new off-Broadway adaptation of Anto...

On Deciding to Not Be a Doctor

John J. Healey | Posted 08.06.2013 | Books
John J. Healey

Like many people oriented towards the humanities I did well in school in all areas except for math and science. Thanks to a close friend who seamlessl...

Sibling Day

Judith Greenberg, Ph.D. | Posted 06.13.2013 | Parents
Judith Greenberg, Ph.D.

I "tagged" the photo. One brother wrote "Thanks, sis." Then he added: "Why did I write that? I never call you sis." What was it about National Sibling Day that made us both feel a need to reaffirm our bond of kinship? Moreover, why has this day come into existence at all?

How a Play Comes to Life

Philip Gates | Posted 12.16.2012 | Arts
Philip Gates

The magic that can happen when you assemble a group of exceptional collaborators is truly thrilling; it is one of the reasons I have chosen a life in the theater.

Chekhov and Beckett Grace Los Angeles Stages

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.27.2012 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

In a memorable production of Chekhov's The Seagull, presented by the Antaeus Company, a marvelous ensemble of classical actors based in LA, director Andrew J. Traister captures the brilliance and realism of Chekhov's rendition of the plight of humanity.

Stage Door: The Cherry Orchard, The Mountaintop

Fern Siegel | Posted 02.03.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Written in 1904, The Cherry Orchard, Chekov's last play, feels wholly modern. Now at the Classic Stage Company, its issues of class, money and romantic ruin seem timeless

Hottest Authors: 12 We'd Love To Be Haunted By

Posted 12.31.2011 | Books

Ghosts and books go hand-in-hand. Be it William Shakespeare or Stephen King, writers have long been penning poltergeists. While most literary ghosts a...

'Boner' Dead, Suicide: Andrew Koenig, 'Growing Pains' Actor, Body Found

AP | JAIME ARON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

VANCOUVER, British Columbia — Former "Growing Pains" actor Andrew Koenig was found dead Thursday in a wooded area of a sprawling downtown park w...

Exit Ghost, Enter Roth: A Review of The Humbling

Anna Dubenko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anna Dubenko

In The Humbling's three fantastic acts, the reader is thrown into a dramatic maelstrom, which has but one Chekovian outcome and raises many novel questions.

Star Trek's New Coming-of-Age Saga for Generation O

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
William Bradley

Star Trek's message, focusing on a future of diversity, teamwork, and technology, appropriately used -- is especially attuned to the Obama era.

The Seagull Revisited: What's So Great About Kristin Scott Thomas?

Pamela Newton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Pamela Newton

Scott Thomas is just too young and beautiful to be believed as a fading anything. Her girlish charm was out of joint with her character's panic over losing her boyfriend to a younger woman.