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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.

Rejecting Addiction Over and Over Again

Therese Borchard | Posted 06.02.2013 | Healthy Living
Therese Borchard

It's been 24 years since I used vodka like aspirin -- to numb my pain. In fact, I've been sober 22 years more than I drank, since I quit before I was old enough to buy the stuff. So my brain should be used to ordering Perrier and shaking my head politely as the Merlot bottle comes my way.

With Little Resources for Arts in Schools, Theatres Bring Performances to the Classroom

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 05.26.2013 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Right now, a specially-commissioned play is touring schools in 12 Ohio counties, bringing theatre to kids so that they don't have to leave school, ride a bus and miss out on mandated teaching programs.

Order 'Lincoln' Now

Posted 04.10.2013 | Entertainment

Lincoln, the 2012 historical drama film directed and produced by Steven Spielberg, stars Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field. Lincoln received widespread...

The Call

Dwight Brown | Posted 05.15.2013 | Black Voices
Dwight Brown

This tension-filled thriller focuses on the strained, frayed but oh so mutually dependent relationship between victims and their helpers. And for the most part it does so admirably, giving Halle Berry her juiciest role in eons.

Acting for Stage Is Acting for Life

Selina Wang | Posted 05.11.2013 | College
Selina Wang

Even if you have no desire to ever be on-stage or in front of a camera, some rules for successful acting can be applied to leading a successful life.

6 Artists on their Road to Broadway and Engaging Audiences: Here, Now and Then

Bruce E. Whitacre | Posted 05.08.2013 | Arts
Bruce E. Whitacre

Since last week, Paul's next play has been announced at Signature Theatre in Arlington; Santino opened to positive reviews in Cinderella; Kinky Boots has had a bravura first few performances, and the theatre world keeps turning.

AWOL (All Walks Of Life) (VIDEO)

Bus 52 | Posted 04.27.2013 | Good News
Bus 52

"Hip Hop!" "YOU KNOW!" This is a call and response led by Tony Jordan that brings youth from all over Savannah, and from all walks of life, toge...

Forget About Romney: Stacey Dash Masturbates In Front of Her Pug and Smokes Weed Out of an Apple!

Abe Schwartz | Posted 04.09.2013 | Entertainment
Abe Schwartz

Well, not in real life, but Stacey and I just put together a short called STACEY DASH IS NORMAL: The Dip, and in it, you better believe she does what the headline says.