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Playwright Daniel Talbott Comes Full Circle With Slipping

Lanie Zipoy | Posted 07.18.2012 | Arts
Lanie Zipoy

When Slipping opens at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco on May 18th, it will be a sweet homecoming for playwright Daniel Talbott.

Playground Fitness: 10 Ways To Make Fitness More Fun

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 05.17.2012 | Healthy Living

There's a big difference between "I have to go to the gym" and "I want to go to the gym." First of all, we hear the former much more than the latter. ...

The Ball: Man's Most Important Invention

Dylan Kendall | Posted 07.15.2012 | Home
Dylan Kendall

I will argue however that the humble ball is actually man's greatest invention. Without the ball what would man have bounced against the wall while he was thinking about the wheel?

Theater: Peter and the Starcatcher Charms Broadway; Ninth And Joanie Never Lands Dramatically

Michael Giltz | Posted 06.19.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In a season of great plays, Peter And The Starcatcher still shines. Just make sure you sit as close as you can; you want to be as near to the 'star stuff" of this cast and this production as possible.

Adults Just Want to Play

Evan Bailyn | Posted 06.18.2012 | Home
Evan Bailyn

When we as adults can accept our need for play, then our society can begin its inevitable shift towards a more playful future.

Why Can't I Be The Fun Parent?

Devon Corneal | Posted 06.09.2012 | Parents
Devon Corneal

Other mothers have confessed that they feel the same way, but they do it quietly. We're all slightly ashamed of our lack of enthusiasm for childlike antics. We leave a lot of the playing to our partners.

The Woman Behind The 'Vibrator Play'

The Guardian | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women

The play In the Next Room, also known as the Vibrator Play, was a big hit a couple of years ago in New York, which surprised no one more than Sarah Ru...

On Stage: 'On The Waterfront' At American Century Theater

Posted 04.03.2012 | DC

ARLINGTON, Va. -- It could definitely be a contender. The American Century Theater is staging its rendition of the Hollywood classic "On The Water...

The Essential Ingredient You May Be Missing For Happiness

Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D. | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Elisha Goldstein, Ph.D.

Incorporating just a bit more play in your life, or even changing the way your relate to playful activities that you're already doing, can have great benefits in your life. Choose to sprinkle some of this in today.

The Importance of Play

Megan Rosker | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Megan Rosker

How important do you feel play is to the development and well-being of our kids?

'Lost in Yonkers': A Family Affair

Danny Groner | Posted 05.26.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

The play showcases more than just one family's hardships in getting along and getting by; it also grapples with the conflicts that erupt when members of different generations are forced into close quarters.

Learning Through Water Play

Dr. Rebecca Palacios | Posted 05.14.2012 | Parents
Dr. Rebecca Palacios

Water fascinates young children. A small bin full of water placed on a table affords hours of learning.

Are We Losing the Magic of Play in a Digital World?

Maggie Jackson | Posted 05.07.2012 | Technology
Maggie Jackson

If we drive children away from their innate needs to go within themselves to reflect and imagine, we'll be losing something of our humanity. Are we looking up from our screens often enough -- and teaching our children to do so?

Play Based On Norwegian Terrorist's Writings To Be Staged In Oslo

Posted 02.22.2012 | Home

A play based on Norwegian terrorist Anders Behring Breivik's manifesto, "2083: A European Declaration of Independence" is in production for its second...

The Gifts of Motherhood and the Ordinary Places I Found Them

Janell Burley Hofmann | Posted 04.16.2012 | Parents
Janell Burley Hofmann

They pile high, these moments.  Stacked in places I pray my children comb through when telling their stories.  I hope these twinkling sparks of our life be made visible, if not now, then someday.  

Have a Valentine Love Affair With Your Self

Donna Henes | Posted 04.14.2012 | Healthy Living
Donna Henes

A great way to pamper yourself with the attention and affection that we all crave -- that we lavish on others but never think to give to ourselves -- is to have a love affair with your Self.

Theater: New Comic Play The Ugly One Only Goes Skin Deep

Michael Giltz | Posted 04.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

I suppose The Ugly One has some comment on beauty and superficiality to make but it's too straightforward and unsurprising to offer even modest insight.

Play Today, Lead Tomorrow

Darell Hammond | Posted 03.20.2012 | Business
Darell Hammond

Unstructured play gives kids the space they need to tinker and take risks -- both vital for the budding entrepreneur. Yet, too frequently these opportunities are being taken away from our kids.

Lysistrata Jones: Aristophanes Done Right

Danny Groner | Posted 02.13.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

While it's a lighthearted and funny story, the play does carry some complicated issues related to identity and sexuality. For these characters -- and the show in general -- there's usually more than meets the eye.

On A Clear Day: A Sweet Fantasy

Danny Groner | Posted 02.11.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

Harry Connick, Jr. thrives when the spotlight is on him, and the show takes full advantage of his wonderful stage presence by having him escort the audience through the play, start to finish.

Fishing Naked in Finland: What've PISA Scores Got to Do With It?

Susan Ochshorn | Posted 01.30.2012 | Education
Susan Ochshorn

Since 2001, when the PISA results went public, this Nordic nation's 15-year-olds have ranked at or near the top of all industrialized nations in reading, science, and mathematics. And we haven't yet stopped talking about it.

Private Lives: A Bittersweet Honeymoon

Danny Groner | Posted 01.18.2012 | New York
Danny Groner

The new Broadway production of Noel Coward's Private Lives, about a divorced couple's awkward run-in while both are honeymooning at the same French hotel, is just not quite funny enough.

Five Not-So-Obvious Propositions About Play

Alfie Kohn | Posted 01.17.2012 | Education
Alfie Kohn

Play is about process, not product. It has no goal other than itself. If you're keeping score -- in fact, if you're competing at all -- then what you're doing isn't play.

Relatively Speaking Opens On Broadway

Marlo Thomas | Posted 01.07.2012 | Arts
Marlo Thomas

2011-11-07-jfgjkffjfijfkjgrg.jpgI am so happy to be back on Broadway in a new play written by Elaine May -- George Is Dead.

Is This The Reason You Drink Too Much?

Ben Michaelis, Ph.D. | Posted 01.03.2012 | Healthy Living
Ben Michaelis, Ph.D.

Don't get me wrong, drinking can be a good thing, but when it is used as a substitute for playfulness or openness it quickly becomes just an excuse for impulsive behavior and can lead to darker roads.