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On Teaching Performance at Harvard

Kalup Linzy | Posted 02.16.2014 | Arts
Kalup Linzy

photo taken at NYU Grey Gallery It is an honor to be the first to teach performance in the Visual and Environmental Studies Department at Harvard. ...

Penelope Sudrow: A Wandering Waif With a Hint of Noblesse Oblige

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 02.10.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

I met Penelope Sudrow at a backyard party in the Silver Lake home of my actor friend Lee Boek, who runs Public Works Improvisational Theater.

Nick Cannon Headlines Celebrity Anti-Bullying Movement

Jeff Rivera | Posted 01.23.2014 | Good News
Jeff Rivera

It's not every day that celebrities from all walks of life, both big and small, put their entourages, egos, and football field size movie trailers asi...

'Everwood' Alum Visits 'Chicago Fire'

Posted 12.07.2012 | TV

Beloved "Everwood" patriarch Treat Williams will be visiting NBC's "Chicago Fire" in the new year, according to TV Guide. Williams will play Benny...

Longtime 'Sesame Street' Director Dies

AP | Posted 11.23.2012 | TV

NEW YORK -- A longtime "Sesame Street" director who also worked on soap operas including "The Guiding Light" and "As the World Turns" has died. Emily ...

All My Children TV to Web Transfer Could Change Everything

Ed Martin | Posted 09.24.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

The long-running ABC soap opera All My Children two months from tomorrow will end its run on the network -- and three days after that, thanks to an un...

Good Fortune for Off-Broadway's Manipulation

Brendan McMahon | Posted 09.20.2011 | Arts
Brendan McMahon

The newest developments in the run of Manipulation at the Cherry Lane Theatre include a magnificent performance by one of our talented understudies, a...

Daytime Disaster! Did ABC Have to Kill All My Children and One Life to Live?

Ed Martin | Posted 06.21.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

I don't know what bothers me most about ABC's announcement that it canceled All My Children and One Life to Live.

Lucas Kavner

Soap Operas: Can They Survive?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 06.08.2011 | Media

"All My Children" is hanging on for dear life. After moving the entire production from New York to Los Angeles to save money, publicly cutting the ...

Seen 'Black Swan'? Yes, I'm In It!

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

So when someone says, "have you seen 'Black Swan,'" I get to smile and say" Oh, Yes I am in it" and watch them register. Oh such fun! One line!

"As the World Turns" Cancellation Marks the End of an Era

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Companies put so much time and money into their efforts to establish household names that it always amazes me when they turn around and destroy one. ...

In Brooklyn, the World Will Turn No More

Shani R. Friedman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Shani R. Friedman

When I heard CBS was canceling As the World Turns, I went into mourning for its escapist froth and for the effect its absence will have on Brooklyn

Fan Mail From Prison

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

It began when I was on the soap opera "Search for Tomorrow" and I got a letter in my fan mail from Marian State Penitentiary -- a brilliant letter filled with glorious poetry quoting Keats and Yeats and Shakespeare...

"Life Unexpected": A Quiet Freshman Gem on The CW

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

Unlike virtually all of the other shows on the CW, this one has an uncommonly ambitious storyline as its foundation and characters with so many layers to them it could take years to peel them all away.

Tiger Woods, Soap Star

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

Most people dismiss soap operas for their unbelievable story lines and exaggerated, some would say silly, drama. Why, then, is the nation transfixed by Tiger Woods' personal drama?

Christmas Trees And 'Guiding Light' Memories

Tina Sloan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tina Sloan

Usually about Thanksgiving, soap opera actors and actresses start decorating their trees on the set of their house at the studio and usually there is something dramatic occurring 'round that tree.

What's Wrong With Gay Sex?

Lesleyann Coker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Lesleyann Coker

ABC didn't balk after a half-naked Rihanna began her American Music Awards performance strapped to a torture device. Why was Adam Lambert's bisexually charged performance censured?

TV Tirade: Ellen DeGeneres on "American Idol," Kanye West on MTV, Jay Leno in Primetime and the End of "Guiding Light"

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ed Martin

The new television season officially begins on Monday -- and it can't get here soon enough.

Daytime Emmys 2009: The Beginning of the End?

Ed Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ed Martin

The genre's biggest night of the year, once a sparkling showcase for entertainment television, disappoints with a hurried, poorly directed show, telecast on one of the lowest rated weekends of the year.

Lesbian "Guiding Light" Couple Gets Web Series After Soap's Cancellation

New York Times | LISA BERNHARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Ms. Chappell said, "Like the audience I hated the idea of letting" the story line go. So she won't. She will try to keep the spirit of Otalia alive...

"Let's Make A Deal" To Return To CBS In Place Of "Guiding Light"

AP | LYNN ELBER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

PASADENA, Calif. — The game show "Let's Make a Deal" is coming back to daytime television. CBS says that an updated version of the show will de...

Mayor Laments The End Of "Guiding Light"

nytimes.com | Sewell Chan | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

At the "Made in NY" awards on Monday, Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg expressed his sadness that "Guiding Light," a drama that has been on the radio and te...

'Guiding Light' Canceled After 72 Years

AP | DAVID BAUDER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

NEW YORK — CBS is pulling the plug on the soap opera "Guiding Light" after a 72-year run that predates television, the show a victim of the econ...

"Guiding Light" Star Talks About Her Weight Loss Surgery

Us | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

After a lifelong battle with obesity, Caitlin VanZandt, of Guiding Light and The Sopranos, underwent a 45-minute laparoscopic adjustable gastric-bandi...