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11 Essential New York City Movies

John Farr | Posted 07.26.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

It's a point of pride that no other city has so many good movies set in it as New York. Even a cursory Google search yields literally hundreds of titles shot here.

Cultural-Catch-Up: April 2013

Jill Lynne | Posted 06.02.2013 | Entertainment
Jill Lynne

NYC is indeed a cultural wonderland and a la Lewis Carol's Alice, I am indeed Jill Lynne -In-Wonderland.

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.

Elektra at ACT: Ancient Yet Timely, but Marred by Dubious Choices

Leo Stutzin | Posted 01.23.2014 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

How little the human race has changed in the 2,500 years since Sophocles' Elektra emerged on the Athenian stage. Her drive, her obsession, her fury had a single focus, expressed in one word: justice.

Olympia Dukakis: Role in A.C.T.'s Elektra Is Downright Riveting

Greg Archer | Posted 10.31.2012 | San Francisco
Greg Archer

Olympia Dukakis returns to San Francisco in ACT's ambitious production of Sophocles' Elektra. The show chronicles the seemingly inescapable depths into which its lead character plunges as she grapples with love and revenge.

Beneath the Olive Tree

Olympia Dukakis | Posted 11.04.2012 | Entertainment
Olympia Dukakis

Three decades ago I was given a book of notebooks kept by women imprisoned during and after the civil war in Greece. I immediately tried to find ways to share these stories.

Not Your Typical Lesbian Roadtrip

George Heymont | Posted 09.10.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

In Cloudburst, Thom Fitzgerald's raunchy dramedy about two old lesbians who have spent 31 years together, Stella (Olympia Dukakis) is a man-hating, rowdy old bull dyke who, although hard of hearing, doesn't suffer fools gladly.

New York Celebrity Assistants Organization Celebrates 15th Year Anniversary

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Let me set the scene for you. It's the summer of 1999 and I'm sitting in the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Los Angeles, freaking out. Why? Because ...

Tennessee Williams Remembered at the 92nd Street Y

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

In the midst of the Oscar season tumult, it is reassuring to think of our most poetic and prolific American playwright Tennessee Williams as the autho...

Theater Reviews: "Nixon In China!" Olympia Dukakis On A Milkcart! Bloody Ethan Hawke! More!

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Here's a roundup of my theater-going for the past week covering all the new shows. I see The Whipping Man this weekend but had to miss AR Gurney's lat...

They'll Take Manhattan: Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore's cyber-comedy "You've Got Hate Mail" opens lengthy run at NYC's Triad Theatre

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Holly Cara Price

Star Trek: The Motion Picture, the 1979 movie, was ground breaking for many reasons. It was, for instance, the first movie created from the popular St...

Sophocles' Elektra Staged at the Getty Villa

Rodney Punt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The pursuit of justice is usually considered a noble aspiration. But what if that pursuit is tied to a grievance-driven, murderous obsession?

Raising Awareness Of Diabetes

Carole Carson | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Carole Carson

Between 60 and 70 percent of those age 65 and over are diabetic or prediabetic -- half are unaware they have the condition because they are symptom free.

SLIDESHOW: "In The Loop" Movie Screening And After Party

Huffington Post | Jessica Gusman | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Last night was the New York screening for "In The Loop," a comedy directed by Armando Iannucci starring Peter Capaldi, Tom Hollander, James Gandolfini...