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Stage Door: 'Pulp Shakespeare, Harrison, Tx.'

Fern Siegel | Posted 10.22.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Shakespeare's plays are frequently staged in contemporary dress to make them accessible to modern audiences. Pulp Shakespeare keeps period garb and enlists his distinct style of language to cleverly restage Quentin Tarantino's Pulp Fiction.

Is Molly Ringwald Right? Is Writing Like Acting?

Lev Raphael | Posted 10.21.2012 | Arts
Lev Raphael

I've only acted in college, but I've been a regular theater goer for as long as I've been a published author, and I think her comparisons don't hold up.

'Political Animals': Vanessa Redgrave As Supreme Court Justice

Posted 07.30.2012 | TV

On Sunday night's "Political Animals" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on USA) Vanessa Redgrave guest-starred as Diane Nash, the first openly gay Supreme Court justi...

'Dallas': John Ross Takes A Beating

Posted 07.26.2012 | TV

On the latest episode of "Dallas" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) John Ross (Josh Henderson) was in jail after being accused of murdering Veronica (a.k.a. Ma...

'Longmire': Vic Gets Hit By A Car

Posted 07.23.2012 | TV

Deputy Vic Moretti (Katee Sackhoff) had a close call on "Longmire" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on A&E) Sunday night. Vic was chasing a suspect who escaped by...

'Breaking Bad' Recap: Mike Has A Bad Day

Maureen Ryan | Posted 07.22.2012 | TV
Maureen Ryan

Mike made a choice too, and the reason we like this guy is because he's one of the few characters on this show who is not deluding himself.

'Covert Affairs' Premiere: Which Major Character Died?

Posted 07.11.2012 | TV

Season 3 of "Covert Affairs" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on USA) got off to an explosive start Tuesday night. In a shocking twist out of the "MI-5" rule book...

'The Closer': Brenda Makes A Shocking Allegation

Posted 07.10.2012 | TV

The final six episodes of "The Closer" (Mon., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) got underway Monday night. Brenda Johnson (Kyra Sedgwick) took the stand as a hosti...

'Awkward' Premiere: Who Did Matty Make Out With?

Posted 06.29.2012 | TV

"Awkward" (Thu., 10:30 p.m. ET on MTV) returned for Season 2 Thursday night and the action picked up two weeks after it left off in the Season 1 Final...

In Clybourne Park, President Obama Would Be an Impossibility

Carla Seaquist | Posted 08.27.2012 | Arts
Carla Seaquist

Imagine it again: Not just a few but a majority of those voting in 2008 were enlightened hearts and they made electoral history. But not one of them is onstage in Clybourne Park. How then is this play, as The New York Times' theatre critic claims, "ferociously smart"?

Is Your Life A Nonstop Drama?

Ed and Deb Shapiro | Posted 08.26.2012 | Healthy Living
Ed and Deb Shapiro

How do you rate when it comes to dramas? Does your day, if not your life, seem like a nonstop palaver? Are there never-ending to-do lists, calamities to be fixed or obstacles to be overcome? And is there any way out of this dilemma?

Shirley MacLaine Makes Her Debut On 'Downton Abbey'

Posted 06.25.2012 | TV

When "Downton Abbey" returns for Season 3 in 2013, viewers will finally get to meet Lady Cora's (Elizabeth McGovern) mother, Martha Levinson, who is p...

John Ross Discovers Who Really Called Off Christopher's 'Dallas' Wedding

Posted 06.21.2012 | TV

The intrigue continued on the latest episode of "Dallas" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) as John Ross Ewing (Josh Henderson) met with his private investigato...

Seth Green And Eric Mabius Guest Star On 'Franklin & Bash'

Posted 06.20.2012 | TV

Seth Green and Eric Mabius guest-starred on the latest episode of "Franklin & Bash" (Tue., 10 p.m. ET on TNT). The pair hilariously lawyered-up to...

Q&A With Laura Hooper, Star of 'Crumble'

Millie Kerr | Posted 08.18.2012 | Arts
Millie Kerr

Along with 15 random theater enthusiasts, I settled into a stranger's apartment for "site-specific theater," which blurs the line between stage and seat.

'The Client List' Cliffhanger Season Finale

Posted 06.18.2012 | TV

"The Client List" (Sundays, 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) wrapped up Season 1 with a cliffhanger Sunday night. Having been left in charge of The Rub whil...

'Suits' Season 2 Premiere: Jessica Knows Mike's Secret

Posted 06.15.2012 | TV

The Season 2 premiere of "Suits" (Thu., 10 p.m. ET on USA) saw Harvey Specter (Gabriel Macht) and Mike Ross (Patrick J. Adams) facing a new threat: th...

'Dallas' Premiere: You Shall Go To The Ball, J.R.

Posted 06.14.2012 | TV

"Dallas" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on TNT) debuted on TNT Wednesday night with a two-hour series premiere packed full of the stetsons, scheming and sketchy mor...

Surprise Party (I Love You)

Kalup Linzy | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

On June 1st, I traveled to my hometown Stuckey, Florida for a surprise birthday party for my mother that was put together by my aunt. After being in ...

Theater: Storefront Church Testifies! Can I Get an Amen?

Michael Giltz | Posted 08.11.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

John Patrick Shanley's new play focuses on storefront churches -- those optimistic, home-grown, sometimes shady, often ramshackle but sincere houses of worship that spring up in poorer neighborhoods.

Brotherly Love On 'The Client List'

Posted 06.11.2012 | TV

It was a drama-filled penultimate episode of "The Client List" (Sun., 10 p.m. ET on Lifetime) Sunday night. Family matters became even more complicate...

Stage Door: Clybourne Park

Fern Siegel | Posted 06.02.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

One of the more provocative forums of engagement is theater. We've come a long way from enforced segregation, but as Clybourne Park ruefully notes, we have yet to realize Martin Luther King's dream of a color-blind society.

'Touch' Season Finale: A Stranger Changes Everything

Posted 06.01.2012 | TV

"Touch" (Thu., 8 p.m. ET on Fox) wrapped up with an emotional two-hour Season 1 finale Thursday night. Martin (Kiefer Sutherland) managed to rescue...

'Hatfields & McCoys' Finale: 'Devil' Anse Hatfield Wants To End The Feud Peacefully

Posted 05.31.2012 | TV

The concluding part of the "Hatfields & McCoys" (Wed., 9 p.m. ET on History) miniseries saw the feuding families come to some sort of a settlement. ...

'Hatfields & McCoys': Anse vs. Randall

Posted 05.30.2012 | TV

On the second episode of smash hit miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys" (Tue., 9 p.m. ET on History) old grievances were simmering as Randall McCoy (Bill P...