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Edinburgh Art Festival Weighs Commonwealth Notions Before Scottish Independence Vote

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.13.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Titled "Where do I end and you begin?," a total of 20 artists from far-flung nations formerly associated with the British Empire -- from New Zealand to Pakistan, from Canada to South Africa -- explore the tenets of common good, public ownership and alternative-exchange markets.

'Romantic Romeo' From Captivate Theatre at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Romantic Romeo is the first of the "They Do Not Deserve to Die" series from director Sally Lyall and musical director Tommie Travers. The duo have concocted a hilarious formula to introduce Shakespeare's plots to young 'uns.

Brilliant Ventures Out of the Box With 'Kid Box' From Feng Dance Theater at Edinburgh Fringe Festival

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 08.07.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

For the first time, the Feng Dance Theater from Tainan, Taiwan is making its debut at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. And boy, have they exploded onto the international stage.

A Friend Indeed -- Social Network Friendships Are No Substitute for the Real Thing

Allen Barton | Posted 07.25.2014 | Technology
Allen Barton

I'm the annoying friend who pesters other friends to get together in person. It's difficult. It's practically a secondary career for which I've developed strategies, persistence, long-term goals.

A Big Voice in a Small Room

Rob Taub | Posted 01.23.2014 | New York
Rob Taub

Cloven Tongues is a drama about the effects of sex trafficking and war. When Lela, a woman with an unknown past, is arrested while crossing the Canadian border, she is taken in by Jenny, a social worker, and a priest, Ronald . Lela has a past, and as we soon find out, helping her is no simple task.

Bedlam Theatre: Early Over-Excitement

Thom Louis | Posted 09.08.2013 | UK Entertainment
Thom Louis

We are about one month from the first day of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. This landmark was announced with excitement on the Fringe society's Facebook feed and followed by a flurry of likes.

How To Strike It Lucky In The Biggest Cultural Casino In The World

Bob Golding | Posted 09.07.2013 | UK Entertainment
Bob Golding

I don't think any of the team who put Morecambe together could have predicted the success of the play as it unfurled in what was in many ways unfathomable. A sell out run is a big ambition in the biggest arts festival in the world but to be followed by a West End opening, two Olivier Award nominations and one Olivier Award win, was way beyond our wildest dreams.

You Won't Believe What These Drummers Can Do!

Posted 03.15.2013 | Arts

The Top Secret Drum Corps in Basel, Switzerland is renown for its members precision and dexterity. The Corps consists of 25 young male drummers and co...

The Short Venue For The Tall Comic

Naomi Hefter | Posted 10.31.2012 | UK Comedy
Naomi Hefter

Like a month into your first year at University, just one week in to the festival I was overly tired, bloated, and erratically emotional and my new white converse were ruined from cheap drink spillage and muddy rain.

Mother Always Said, 'Don't Talk to Strangers'

Michael Blomquist | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Michael Blomquist

Here I am in Edinburgh actively making myself vulnerable to strangers each and every day.

A Fringe Family Affair

Annette Roman | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Annette Roman

I've always told my siblings that I would only move to Texas if I were on my death bed -- and now that seems likely. The medical system is excellent, and it's my mother who is. Dying, I mean. And therein lies my dilemma.

Why Edinburgh Fringe Comics Need Therapy

Taylor Glenn | Posted 10.02.2012 | Home
Taylor Glenn

If you've never been to the Fringe, let me paint a little picture: imagine being an athlete headed for Olympics, except instead of training for the big event with daily exercise and drills, you down BLT triples, sleep weird hours, and drink like a sailor to cope with stress.

What's This Fringe Thing, Anyway?

Michael Blomquist | Posted 09.30.2012 | Home
Michael Blomquist

The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is the largest open-access arts festival in the world. Sounds impressive, eh? Well, it is and it sort of isn't.

Why Google's Eric Schmidt Is Only Partly Right About Science & Tech Education

Ewan McIntosh | Posted 10.30.2011 | Education
Ewan McIntosh

It's a shame that Eric Schmidt he didn't Google a little more on the education system of the country in which he was speaking. Scotland.

FESTIVALS: An Overview Of Iconic Fringe Festivals From Around The World

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Picture 1940's Edinburgh: a city of winding medieval alleyways and impressive old architecture, surrounded by lush green hills and a castle perched on...

I Believe That Eddie Izzard Is Our Future

Ali MacLean | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ali MacLean

Believe is an Emmy-nominated, uplifting look of how a transvestite street performer can become one of the most iconic and lauded performers of his time.

THEATER: The Inexorable Rise of Variety and Cabaret At Edinburgh Festival

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Everywhere you look this year in Edinburgh there's cabaret and variety: the genres have been becoming more popular over the years, notably with the hu...

COMPETITIVE ART: Fight! Fight! Fight! Why Artists Must Be Rivals

guardian.co.uk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Why do critics insist on comparing one artist with another? More to the point -- why do I do it so obsessively? I have just published a review of two ...

HuffPost Review: Joan Rivers -- a Piece of Work

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Comedian Joan Rivers is, indeed, a piece of work. But you don't appreciate just what hard work it is until you see Ricki Stern and Anne Sundberg's documentary, Joan Rivers -- A Piece of Work."