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Oscar Wilde

Boy Was I Right About Gay Marriage!

Jeremy Helligar | Posted 04.01.2014 | Gay Voices
Jeremy Helligar

Marriage is an outdated institution whose symbolic significance has been cheapened by the sheer number of people who casually enter and exit it. But why single out gay marriage as the problem when it's straight people who have been abusing it all along?

What a Wall Street Banker Says About Our Society

Sean McElwee | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Sean McElwee

Could it be that as a society, we are addicted to growth? There are numerous indications that this is the case.

LOOK: Evidence That A Wandering Mind Is A Good Thing

Posted 12.06.2013 | Healthy Living

The stress and strain of constantly being connected can sometimes take your life -- and your well-being -- off course. GPS For The Soul can help you f...

British Wit and Wisdom: Dry With a Twist

George Heymont | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In April 2010, the Library of Congress announced plans to archive every single tweet publicly posted on Twitter's social network. With nearly half a billion new tweets being generated each day, the Library of Congress can now access nearly 170 billion tweets. But do 140 characters of text comprise a work of art?

Santa Fe Opera's Beguiling Season

Rodney Punt | Posted 11.26.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The Santa Fe Opera's top laurels for the 2013 season were not necessarily won by its most anticipated productions. Of the five works staged, three were fashioned around star singers -- a world premiere tragedy, an Offenbach farce and a rarely performed late work of Rossini.

Christopher Rudolph

LOOK: 11 Dream Casting Ideas For Gay Biopics

HuffingtonPost.com | Christopher Rudolph | Posted 09.22.2013 | Gay Voices

At this weekend's 65th annual Emmy Awards the Liberace biopic, "Behind the Candelabra," looks poised to take home some major awards (after already win...

The Winding Road of the Middle Years

Garry Gilfoy | Posted 10.21.2013 | Healthy Living
Garry Gilfoy

The pleasures of our earlier years will never be the same again. The only real fulfilment from here on in lies through deepening our sense of self and connection to things greater than self. It's time to appreciate quality of life rather than standard of living.

Santa Fe Opera Premieres an Oscar Missing His Wilde Side

Rodney Punt | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

The July 27 premiere of Oscar at the Santa Fe Opera aimed for catharsis. With its stellar cast, elaborate sets and massive orchestra, Theodore Morrison's opera, was both a brave and uncannily apt commission for the company. At least it seemed so on paper.

Story Of Oscar Wilde's Last Shirt

Posted 07.16.2013 | Books

Excerpted from Artist/Rebel/Dandy: Men of Fashion, published by Yale University Press in association with the RISD Museum. Oscar Wilde’s last shi...

Putting Lipstick on a Pig

George Heymont | Posted 06.11.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

The 500-pound gorilla in the room which nobody would discuss during the post-performance talkback was WHY anyone thought it was a good idea to update Oscar Wilde's 1895 classic to the 1960s.

On the Phone in Ireland

Rick Steves | Posted 07.23.2013 | Travel
Rick Steves

This is the season when we have all hands on deck. That means nearly all our guides are busy leading our tours -- and nearly all our researchers and c...

Literary Hotels: Where famous authors have partied, waited arrest, and -- yes -- even written novels (PHOTOS)

Oyster | Posted 07.15.2013 | Travel
Oyster

Whether they're on business or leisure, with the family or solo, almost all travelers consider a book (or a Kindle, whatever) a must-have while on a t...

Santa Fe Opera to Present New Opera About Oscar Wilde

Rodney Punt | Posted 06.29.2013 | Arts
Rodney Punt

As Americans eagerly await decisions within weeks from the Supreme Court on the right of gays and lesbians to marry, the Santa Fe Opera brings Wilde's relevant and tragic story to the stage in Oscar, a new opera.

Hotels Where The Stars Live

trivago | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
trivago

A stay in any of these historical hotels is a fantasy in itself, but living in one -- surely a luxury reserved for the VIPs of the world. The hotel se...

Out of the Ashes: The Other Spector

Cilla McCain | Posted 04.05.2013 | Books
Cilla McCain

To musicians like Bob Dylan or John Lennon, legendary music producer Phil Spector was the go-to genius who could help make their recordings phenomenal. To the public-at-large he is a deranged individual who should have never been allowed out of his castle. But to Nicole Audrey Spector, he is simply Dad.

Oscar Wilde's Advice For Writers

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 03.22.2013 | Books

A 13-page letter, written by Oscar Wilde and discovered recently in the back of an old wardrobe in England, contains some interesting advice for write...

First Nighter: In London With Oscar Wilde, Harold Pinter, Charles Dickens and Former Movie Star William Haines

David Finkle | Posted 04.29.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Rupert Everett has just won an award for playing Oscar Wilde in David Hare's melancholy play, The Judas Kiss, at the Duke of York's, and it's not difficult to reckon why.

10 Ways To Be A Literary Rogue (PHOTOS)

Andrew Shaffer | Posted 04.06.2013 | Books
Andrew Shaffer

Way before musicians and actors cornered the market on misbehavior, writers were flooding hotel rooms and testing their livers' upper limits.

6 Literary Mashups We'd Like To See

Nicole Audrey Spector | Posted 03.13.2013 | Books
Nicole Audrey Spector

This month marks the debut of Fifty Shades of Dorian Gray, a novel I co-authored with an oblivious (dead) Oscar Wilde using his work, The Picture of Dorian Gray and a whole lotta smutty thinking inspired by E.L. James' Fifty Shades of Grey.

When Oscar Wilde Came To America

Roy Morris Jr. | Posted 03.09.2013 | Books
Roy Morris Jr.

Eight decades before the Beatles invaded America in the winter of 1964, another long-haired, eccentrically dressed young Celt mounted his own one-man British Invasion. His name was Oscar Wilde.

Meanwhile, Back at the Cult of the Clitoris

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

Few people would deny Eve Ensler credit for the impact she has had on women's lives around the world. It's easy to understand why Newsweek named Ensler as one of its "150 Women Who Changed Our World."

Sex, Drugs and Raising Kids

Sam Sommers | Posted 11.21.2012 | Parents
Sam Sommers

Does a taste of champagne at a family wedding consign your son to a life of AA meetings? Will the mere mention of sex at home ensure your daughter of a future reality show appearance as a teen mom?

Do Not Be Yourself

Misha Lyuve | Posted 10.27.2012 | Arts
Misha Lyuve

Don't be yourself. When Oscar Wilde said that everyone else was taken, he was kidding. And if you think that everyone else is taken, you just have poor imagination.

Why Some Divorcing Parents Need A Time Out

Donna Jean Freberg | Posted 08.29.2012 | Divorce
Donna Jean Freberg

Some parents need a serious timeout. No negotiation, no bargaining, no giving in. Off you go to be by yourselves and think about what you've done.

Aurora's Salomania: A Gripping Look at Long-Forgotten Case of War Hysteria

Leo Stutzin | Posted 06.28.2012 | San Francisco
Leo Stutzin

Mark Jackson's Salomania,is debuting with its world premiere at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley. Jackson carries the tale from the trenches of France to Old Bailey to taverns, bedrooms and other venues with remarkable fluidity and force.