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Unseen Arthur Miller Drama To Premiere In Britain

AP | Posted 11.24.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — A previously unstaged Arthur Miller drama set in the brutal world of the Brooklyn docks will have its world premiere at a British thea...

First Indian Literary Festival at Columbia a Hit

Jim Luce | Posted 11.17.2014 | Books
Jim Luce

Under the direction of my good friend Aroon Shivdasani, the first literary festival of the Indian American Arts Council (IAAC) with Columbia Universit...

How (Not) to Repeat History

Frank H. Wu | Posted 11.17.2014 | Arts
Frank H. Wu

I wonder if we have it wrong. The philosopher George Santayana warned: "Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." Maybe that se...

Maureen Ryan

When Is A Good But Challenging Drama Too Dark?

HuffingtonPost.com | Maureen Ryan | Posted 11.15.2014 | Entertainment

Sam Adams wrote a smart piece recently about why he likes "Jane the Virgin," the best new broadcast network program of the fall. In particular, Adams ...

Beyond the Lights

Dwight Brown | Posted 11.12.2014 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

Quick Rihanna, check to see if someone stole your diary. This ode to young black chanteuses fighting personal demons feels like the story of her life.

How to Handle Drama in the Workplace (VIDEO)

Jimmy Fowlie | Posted 11.15.2014 | Gay Voices
Jimmy Fowlie

2014-11-10-20141108gogoboyfightpicsmall.jpgIn Episode 6 of Go-Go Boy Interrupted, Danny Carter makes a triumphant return to his old club on a probationary period, but what he finds out changes everything.

The Good Lie Is the Best Film of 2014 That You Probably Haven't Seen

Xaque Gruber | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

I once asked my grandmother why they are called 'movies,' and she said 'because they are supposed to move you.' Today, I remember this quote as I've just seen one of the year's best and most moving films, The Good Lie.

How A Near-Death Experience Inspired Bill Maher's Executive Producer To Write His Latest Play

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Religion

One can only avoid life's big questions for so long. And when writer Scott Carter finally faced those questions, the result was the creation of his...

Jaweed Kaleem

What Jefferson, Dickens And Tolstoy Can Teach Us About Exploring The Big Questions

HuffingtonPost.com | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 10.31.2014 | Religion

In 1804, over three consecutive evenings, President Thomas Jefferson completed a private spiritual project. Using the King James Bible, he took a penk...

Confessions of a Recovering Emotional Baggage-Toting Drama Queen

Michelle Martin | Posted 10.09.2014 | Divorce
Michelle Martin

I made a decision to start living my life more authentically, with increased transparency. I pursued this path because I was feeling an exorbitant amount of fragmentation and stress, and I determined that it was because I was wearing too many masks in my life. I had no place, and no space to just be me.

The Judge -- Movie Review

Philip David Morton | Posted 10.09.2014 | Entertainment
Philip David Morton

Tense and clever, witty and brutal, the script allows a tour de force for two of our great American actors. We watch the deconstruction of these characters' carefully built lives as they are forced to reveal their painful truths to each other.

Girl on Girl Bullying -- Mean Stinks!

Lauren Galley | Posted 11.25.2014 | Impact
Lauren Galley

As girls we fail at empowering each other in so many ways. Viewing our peers in a competitive way leaves many girls feeling inadequate and that vicious cycle of hatred starts the wheel spinning. It's up to us to begin a movement of gaining confidence and empowering one another instead of tearing each other down.

Sally Kirkland's Triumphant Return in 'Archaeology of a Woman'

Xaque Gruber | Posted 11.09.2014 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

This week, making its New York City premiere, Writer/Director Sharon Greytak's gripping Archaeology of a Woman, plunges deeper into the portrait of dementia and its disturbing effects than any other recent film on the subject.

This Is Who Should Win at the 2014 Emmy Awards

Molly Fosco | Posted 10.22.2014 | Entertainment
Molly Fosco

The 2014 Primetime Emmy Awards are happening this Monday, and I don't think I can wait that long to find out who will win. To remedy my impatience, here is who I want to take home the golden statue.

Popcorn Preview: Boyhood

Leslie Sisman | Posted 09.23.2014 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Boyhood (2014) Cast includes: Patricia Arquette (Medium), Ethan Hawke (Training Day), Ellar Coltrane (Fast Food Nation), Lorelei Linklater (Waking Lif...

When Government Breaks the Fourth Wall

John Feffer | Posted 09.07.2014 | Politics
John Feffer

The German playwright Bertolt Brecht frequently used this "alienation effect" to jolt his audiences from their complacency. Edward Snowden is the Bertolt Brecht of the surveillance age.

How to Avoid Unnecessary Drama in Your Life

Nicole Leigh West | Posted 09.01.2014 | Healthy Living
Nicole Leigh West

The best way to become aware of an "ego drama in the making" is to recognize and acknowledge it, like a pet, the moment it starts scratching at the door -- don't wait until it's barking and whimpering and ripping up all your furniture to rein it in.

Script Leak Reveals Huge 'True Detective' Spoiler

The Huffington Post | Bill Bradley | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment

All those "True Detective" casting rumors just took a Detective Marty Hart right hook to the face. Info on the new season of HBO's hit crime drama ...

Aurora Revives American Buffalo With as Much Thunder as Ever

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

David Mamet's American Buffalo and Aurora Theatre's postage-stamp stage were made for each other.

Jersey Boys

Dwight Brown | Posted 08.18.2014 | Entertainment
Dwight Brown

Four guys stand under a street lamp, singing their hearts out. That's the iconic vision of Doo-wop/pop groups like The Four Seasons. The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Jersey Boys puts a name and face to that image.

Juilliard's 109th Commencement Speech

Joyce DiDonato | Posted 08.13.2014 | College
Joyce DiDonato

Chairman Kovner, President Polisi, most distinguished honorees, dedicated family, friends, faculty, and to EACH of the talented, ambitious, courageous...

Two Outstanding Films Not to Miss: 'Belle' and 'Fed Up'

KIDS FIRST! | Posted 07.19.2014 | Teen
KIDS FIRST!

Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle, the illegitimate mixed race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Belle's lineage affords he...

Kushner's Epic Guide in Berkeley: Edgy Portrait of Family's Turmoil

Leo Stutzin | Posted 07.27.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Given the sharp characters, bright dialogue and ambitious conception, I have to hope that Kushner and company can pull all the pieces together into a drama that engages the emotions as well as the mind. It's not there yet.

Encore: San Diego Opera's Drama Saga

Renee C. Herrell | Posted 07.21.2014 | Impact
Renee C. Herrell

After reporting that the San Diego Opera was going to close in April 2014 based on a board vote of 33:1, this cultural institution has been given an encore performance through the community's financial generosity.

Why Some People Are Magnets For Negativity

OWN | Posted 04.25.2014 | OWN

Do you find yourself attracting unwanted drama? Bestselling spiritual author Eckhart Tolle says you may be the problem. On their "A New Earth" seri...