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Don Quixote

John 'Quixote' Kerry Tilts for the Impossible With Russia and Israel

William Bradley | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics
William Bradley

There are times these days when Secretary of State John Kerry seems like Don Quixote, tilting at windmills in trying to teach Russian President Vladimir Putin diplomatic manners and get right-wing Israeli leaders to accept a peace deal with the badly split Palestinians.

Barack, Barak and Peace in the Middle East

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Perhaps, Hillary Clinton, as crafty as Jael, will swoop in after 2016 and rescue Israel and the U.S. from the questionable leadership we are seeing now. In the meantime, she too, like Iran, will have to wait it out.

A Delusional Freshman Senator

Jim Worth | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Jim Worth

Though Monsieur Cruz, the Ivy League-educated Canadian, was preceded by the erratic and inglorious Rand Paul, the Lone Star pol has taken imbalanced and out-of-touch to new heights.

Madrid vs. Lisbon: Which Is Iberia's Top Pick?

Peter Mandel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

Spain and Portugal are like fresh sangria and old port. They are different tastes. And while the Euro has helped to remake these countries in some similar ways, the two are like neighbors who roll their eyes at the shouts and spicy smells that drift from next door.

Wild Night Ride Fueled by Pot, Puke and the Dead

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 07.13.2013 | Travel
Michael Sean Comerford

By the time we made it to a rest stop and a McDonald's in Van Buren, Arkansas I was sick of the Grateful Dead.

Kitri Basilio Barcelona

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.26.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Never have Santo Loquasto's elegant designs looked so perfect as in this glittering, yet intimate, setting, and the opening night audience seemed to take feisty Cuban ballerina Xiomara Reyes to their hearts.

Americans Bring Russian Don Quixote Home to Spain

Carla Escoda | Posted 12.19.2012 | Arts
Carla Escoda

Will performing in the homeland of Miguel de Cervantes add even more Spanish brio to this spirited, madcap Russian ballet?

The Deaths of Two Heroes

David Sable | Posted 10.27.2012 | Media
David Sable

Two Armstrongs, two heroes. Both had dreams that others thought were impossible. Both faced negative odds that most would not bet against. Both tilted at windmills... but with diametrically opposite outcomes.

Movie Review: Robot & Frank

Marshall Fine | Posted 10.16.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

A caper film whose biggest thief is actually the inexorable flow of time, Robot & Frank is a terrific character study that offers the always-captivating Frank Langella the opportunity to stretch out a little bit.

Time to Clear the Air: Wind Works

Javier Sierra | Posted 09.05.2012 | Green
Javier Sierra

Polluters like Big Coal are in desperate need of this dishonest help from their allies in Congress because, as it turns out, the coal industry is hitting strong head winds.

The Australian Ballet's Infinity at the Koch Theater

Margaret Fuhrer | Posted 06.17.2012 | Arts
Margaret Fuhrer

Maybe TAB's dancers just needed to forget for a moment that they were ballet dancers, subject to ballet's oppressive standards -- because it was when they put on face paint and body paint, loincloths and headdresses, that they looked most like a world-class ballet company.

Mariela Castro and the Future

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 07.28.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

She is the daughter of the man who inherited the presidency of my country through blood, that same country where my father years ago lost his profession as a train engineer.

Prokofiev's Grandson's Techno-Scored Ballet

Carla Escoda | Posted 07.04.2012 | Home
Carla Escoda

In a particularly affecting moment, Susan Roemer, held in a tight clinch by Jonathan Dummar, dove head first toward the floor from the height of a lift, her body inscribing a circle in the air in slow motion as she descended.

Will Someone Spare Anna Hazare a Copy of Don Quixote by Cervantes?

Sreedhar Pillai | Posted 05.27.2012 | World
Sreedhar Pillai

Like Don Quixote, Anna and his team, in their wild dreams pick on anything they can which don't retaliate, to blame for the epidemic of corruption in India while the real causes and reasons lie elsewhere and beyond the combined intelligence of the whole team.

Man of La Mancha at Musical Theatre West

James Scarborough | Posted 04.14.2012 | Arts
James Scarborough

And if Hallmark and 1-800-FLOWERS aren't your cup of tea, then Musical Theatre West's fantastic production of La Mancha, directed by Nick Degruccio, certainly is.

10 Awesome Made-Up Literary Couples

| Posted 01.11.2012 | Books

By Amanda Nelson for BookRiot: Miss Liberty Hardy’s hilarious post “Literary Missed Connections” got me thinking about how my favorite litera...

Reading Iconic Novels Later in Life: Worth the Wait?

Dave Astor | Posted 02.14.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

As a teen and young adult, I managed to polish off some famous books. But, for various reasons, other renowned novels remained tantalizingly in my future.

Ballet Points to U.S.-Cuba: Friendship Is Not an "Impossible Dream!"

Noel Irwin Hentschel | Posted 09.01.2011 | Arts
Noel Irwin Hentschel

While critics reviewed Don Quixote, I considered the bigger picture of what the significance of this Cuban ballet touring the United States at this particular time in history means for the people of Cuba and of America.

Cubans Cruise Into L.A. With Classic Don Quixote

Debra Levine | Posted 08.24.2011 | Arts
Debra Levine

Our Cuban brothers and sisters cruised into the Los Angeles Music Center last night with their charmingly ramshackle Don Quixote, a vehicle purring on high-octane Russian ballet technique that's been passed through generations.

Why We Read 'Don Quixote'

theparisreview.org | Jonathan Gharraie | Posted 05.28.2011 | Books

What does it mean to be quixotic today? Are street-corner preachers quixotic? Is Bono? What about film directors who dementedly pursue the unlikely gr...

Doubt Is The Faith That Binds Us Together

Jon M. Sweeney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Jon M. Sweeney

It is increasingly clear to me that doubt is, in fact, the most important faith of all. Doubt invigorates faith, demands more of it, and causes us to ask more of each other.

Movie Review: The Next Three Days

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Paul Haggis is fascinated with choices and dilemmas. He builds movies out of the idea that none of us know how we'll react when put in a stressful, da...

Toe Shoes in the Night

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Yoani Sanchez

On the stage is a figure in toe shoes and a tutu, one of the principle dancers of the American Ballet Theater which is visiting Havana. The audience applauds to delirium for a dance troupe that hasn't been in Cuba for 50 years.

Our Knight In Shining Armor

Richard C. Morais | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Richard C. Morais

Don Quixote most crucially, is about the eternal struggle between those who believe in the power of the imagination, versus those who believe that looking harsh reality straight in the face is the only true way to live a life.

13 Books Nobody's Read But Says They Have (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books are a funny thing. For hundreds of years, reading has been considered one of the highest forms of enlightenment. Because of the meaning and valu...