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Lillian Hellman

The Fourth Annual Lilly Award at Playwrights Horizons

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 08.06.2013 | Arts
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

The first I heard of the Lilly Awards was when I was lucky enough to be invited to the fourth annual ceremony on June 3rd, 2013, at Playwrights Horizons presented by The Committee for Recognizing Women in Theater.

Difficult Woman or Fearless?

Linda Durnell | Posted 07.31.2012 | Women
Linda Durnell

Do all women feel the pull between what they want to do and what they are expected to do?

Lillian Hellman--'A Difficult Woman' Re-Examined For a Still-New Century

Liz Smith | Posted 06.06.2012 | Celebrity
Liz Smith

Clearly, I recommend "A Difficult Woman." Oh, and I happened to have liked that difficult woman! I saw her often toward the end of her life and she would always send for me to come and sit down by her. After giving me grief over various things I'd written, she'd always warm up and critique the event we were attending.

LA's Secret Pleasures

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

One of the secret pleasures of living in Los Angeles is its vibrant and mostly unheralded theater scene.

On the Culture Front: Pavement Reunion, Of Montreal, Me, Myself, and I, The Little Foxes, and the Moth

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Chris Kompanek

Ivo Van Hove's The Little Foxes is an absolute masterpiece. It's the reason we go to the theater.

The Remarkable Life and Career of Patricia Neal

Penelope Andrew | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Penelope Andrew

What sets artists apart from stars and competent actors is originality and authenticity. Patricia Neal had these and other rare qualities in spades.

Culture Zohn: Louise Bourgeois, Spiderwoman

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Patricia Zohn

2010-06-16-outsidespider.jpg The French-born but American-in-spirit artist died on May 31 at 98. Her spiders show simultaneous arachno-grace and arachno-fierceness. Her work and person both expressed this artful duality.

War Politics: Numb and Number

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

While the escalating disaster of war in Afghanistan keeps setting deadly blazes, the few anti-war voices on Capitol Hill usually sound like people whispering "Fire!"

The Coulter Guise

Dwayne Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dwayne Raymond

I watched Ann Coulter spew again yesterday morning on NBC's Today Show. I wonder why it is that she keeps coming back like an angry rash to the skin ...