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The Snow Geese: Fighting On

Danny Groner | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Danny Groner

Those drawn to The Snow Geese for the star at the center of it, Mary-Louise Parker, might be disappointed to discover a vulnerable, careless woman whose demons have been exposed after the untimely death of her husband.

Stage Door: Juno and the Paycock, The Winslow Boy

Fern Siegel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Sean O'Casey's street poetry is on display in the Irish Rep's Juno and the Paycock, the second play in his Dublin trilogy.

My Failed Acting Career -- and Why It Wasn't a Failure at All

Roxie Sarhangi | Posted 10.16.2013 | Los Angeles
Roxie Sarhangi

Then something happened when I turned 30. I suddenly felt like time was running out. It is no secret that Hollywood spits out women over 35. When I didn't get a callback, I took the rejection as more personal than ever.

5 Things Every Working Woman Can Learn From Olivia Pope

TaKeysha Cheney | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
TaKeysha Cheney

Over the course of watching this series, I have come to realize that Olivia is a great example of a successful entrepreneur. Here is my list of the top five traits I believe businesswomen can learn from Olivia.

"Scents and Sensibility"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima For nearly three decades, my loyal, intelligent and, let's face it, masochistic readers have said that I stink. This time, they're ri...

How to Get Answers From Your Boss... Without Asking Questions

Edward Muzio | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Edward Muzio

You don't have to change your boss, your job, or your personality -- only your approach.

Drama as a Distraction

Tracy Crossley | Posted 11.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Tracy Crossley

If we really want to stop the drama pattern and get off the triangle, we should take some time to be alone and really, deal with our feelings and the anxiety they provoke. Shining the light of awareness inside of our emotions can bring us far more peace than being engaged in drama.

Yes! Ricky Gervais IS Jesus! (Almost)

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 11.16.2013 | Entertainment
Frank Schaeffer

It's a brave man and even braver actor and comedian, who will bring us Jesus' message without irony or a snigger. Gervais proves it's possible to laugh and cry at the same time.

Idealism, Truth and Family Values Collide in Revolution at Aurora

Leo Stutzin | Posted 11.09.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

How's this for a theatrical rarity: a drama that's deeply steeped in politics in which leftists are portrayed as flawed, troubled people.

Life, and the Sexual Adventures of an Artist at Fringe Festival

Thomas Gladysz | Posted 11.09.2013 | San Francisco
Thomas Gladysz

With Held (the title is a pun both apt and suggestive) is the work of local playwright Jeremy Greco, who delivers a bravura take on the life and sexual adventures of his friend, the contemporary artist John Held Jr.

A London Sojourn

Daniel Asia | Posted 11.04.2013 | Arts
Daniel Asia

I lived in London over 25 years ago as a young composer. During my two years there I attended a couple of concerts a week which gave me a good sense of the English musical landscape, attended some theatre, and got to know at least parts of the city well.

Pinter's No Man's Land Receives Stunning Revival With Name Cast

Leo Stutzin | Posted 10.15.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Fine Scotch whisky flows freely in Harold Pinter's No Man's Land, always consumed straight, or as the British would say, "as it is." Even the sharpest of memories would turn fuzzy under such influence.

Top 10 Quotes in Illinois Corruption Scandals

Reboot Illinois | Posted 09.24.2013 | Politics
Reboot Illinois

We have all heard of corruption in Illinois, but this list is just a smack in the face to a state that already has very low expectations of State Offi...

Weekly Meditations for Healthy Sex (July 12-18)

Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T. | Posted 09.11.2013 | Healthy Living
Alexandra Katehakis, M.F.T.

Even momentarily concentrating on healthy solutions rewires psychological patterns to receive and share healthy sexual love in the present. Here are three meditations with the themes of drama, rage, and sexual stigma for you to ponder and practice this week.

Race, Sex, Shaky Facts and Sizzle in This Is How It Goes at Aurora

Leo Stutzin | Posted 08.26.2013 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Race, sex, three thorny relationships, dubious truths: Schematically, that's the spine of Neil Labute's taut but hollow play, which is receiving a riveting production in its West Coast debut at Aurora.

Matt Sax's Venice Takes the Public Theater by Storm

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.13.2013 | New York
Xaque Gruber

The music of Venice spans rock, pop, rap and hip hop punctuated by anthemic ballads.

Stage Door: Cornelius

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

It may seem anachronistic today, but there was a time when formality reigned in offices. That civility is beautifully illustrated in Cornelius, a revived J. B. Priestley work from the 1930s, part of 59E59's wonderful Brits Off-Broadway series.

Communist Comedy of Manners in Upper East Side Art Salon

Jim Luce | Posted 08.05.2013 | Arts
Jim Luce

I have several token conservative friends and acquaintances just to prove to myself that I am indeed liberal. One of them is a former New York Post w...

Theater: Soggy "Little Mermaid," A Musical Very "Far From Heaven," A Blurry "Chalk Circle

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
Michael Giltz

Turning a classic animated film into a stage musical isn't easy, especially when the setting is underwater and your stars include mermaids with fins, fish, crabs and seagulls. But The Little Mermaid is the movie that pushed the Disney creative and commercial revival into overdrive.

Stage Door: The Weir

Fern Siegel | Posted 05.24.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The beauty of The Weir, an intimate, haunting drama, expertly staged at the Irish Repertory Theatre, delves deep into the ties that bind, both emotional and supernatural. This revival is funny and heartbreaking. Don't miss it.

In Order to Grow, We Must Be Willing to Heal

Christine Eilvig | Posted 07.13.2013 | Healthy Living
Christine Eilvig

If we want to move forward in a nurturing way, we must be willing to also look inside. Willing to go deep healing on our dysfunctional patterns and issues.

5 Unconscious Habits That Block Your Inner Peace

Pamela Dussault | Posted 07.09.2013 | Healthy Living
Pamela Dussault

There are many different ways to attain inner peace, tranquility and serenity. Practicing meditation, affirmations and breath work are a few good ones. However, sometimes hidden blockages exist that may prevent you from attaining that inner calm you seek.

Film Review, What Maisie Knew: Is the Kid All Right?

Erika Milvy | Posted 06.29.2013 | Entertainment
Erika Milvy

What does a six-year-old girl understand about the tumultuous life of grown-ups? The new film, What Maisie Knew, asks that question. The movie is a gut-churning domestic drama about a turbulent divorce and its collateral damage.

American Star!!! A Great Musical With an Honest Plot

Greg Jacobs | Posted 06.19.2013 | Arts
Greg Jacobs

While being unorthodox in its approach, the plot of the show revolves around a high schooler struggling to keep up with the competition. She eventually goes on a wild goose chase in hopes of becoming America's next pop sensation.

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Dwight Brown | Posted 06.09.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

nd though you think you may know his story, you couldn't possibly fathom the horrors Jackie Robinson endured to pave the way for black athletes.