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Bone Study Reveals Richard III Ate Like A King, Drank Like A Fish

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 08.28.2014 | Science

In his short two-year reign, King Richard III managed to cram in a fair amount of feasting, researchers say in a new report. Known as the "last Pla...

Spine Study Shows Medieval King Was No 'Hunchbacked Toad'

AP | MARIA CHENG | Posted 05.30.2014 | Science

LONDON (AP) — He may have had a twisted spine, but England's King Richard III was no hunchback, according to a new analysis of the medieval king's s...

Week in Film: Amazing Spider-Man 2 and More

Marshall Fine | Posted 06.30.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Yes, yes, I know -- spidermanspidermanspidermanspiderman. I'll get to it. But my favorite movies of the week, as usual, are the small ones. Let's start with Amma Asante's Belle, a Jane Austen-ish film based on a true story.

Why Life May Not Be a Cabaret and More Tony Musings

Cara Joy David | Posted 06.27.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

Well, the Administration Committee did it, they ruled Cabaret Tony eligible. I wrote previously about how there would be precedent for that ruling (in...

Controversy Erupts Over Skeleton Said To Be Famous King's

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

Talk about a drama king. In 2012, archaeologists unearthed from a parking lot in Leicester, England a skeleton suspected of being that of Richard I...

Scientists Seek 'Code' Of Celebrated English King

LiveScience | Stephanie Pappas | Posted 02.12.2014 | Science

The genetic code of King Richard III, the medieval monarch whose body was found buried under a parking lot in Leicester, England, is set to be seque...

Kim the Third

John Feffer | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
John Feffer

Kim the Third might seem, with his Falstaffian girth, more a figure of humor than a figure to be feared. Appearances have proven deceiving. He has quickly demonstrated that, like his grandfather, he will act decisively and ruthlessly to maintain his perch.

Fotheringhay for Richard III

Will Bower | Posted 02.08.2014 | Travel
Will Bower

The solution as to where to bury the remains of Richard III is a rather simple one. Not Leicester. Not York. But Fotheringhay. The Church of St Mar...

Aisle View: 18 (Plays) in 16 (Days)

Steven Suskin | Posted 02.03.2014 | Arts
Steven Suskin

In busy spells -- which in the Broadway arena typically include the two weeks before Thanksgiving and the month before the various award deadlines in the spring -- it is not uncommon for critics and award nominators to find themselves at five or six a week. Eighteen in 16, though, is overdoing it.

'Kinky Boots' Smashes Records In Wake Of Macy's Day Parade Controversy

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.02.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Thanksgiving was rough on turkeys but pretty good for Broadway theaters — several shows broke records over the holiday weekend, in...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part Two: Reaching Out to Aneurin Barnard's 'Fan Club' for Help

Juliette Fretté | Posted 03.17.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

Hear ye, hear ye! All hell breaketh loose in Richard-land. Yes, my friends, yes: The fates have thrown a spear through my path. But like an Olympia...

Mark Rylance Finds the Humor in Shakespeare's Evil King

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

The Shakespeare's Globe staging of Richard III is an eye-opener to the possibility of a demented, power-hungry, serial killer being a stand-up comedian. Or such was the case at a recent performance.

Mark Rylance's Richard III

Francis Levy | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

Mark Rylance is out to make his mark as one of the greats, a Kean, a Garrick, a Booth, but he is also trying to be something more. He is both acting a...

My Creepy Obsession With King Richard, Part One: Husband Declares War on Adorable Actor 'Aneurin Barnard'

Juliette Fretté | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Juliette Fretté

I decided to funnel my violent energies toward what may be a more uplifting bottomless pit of indulgence. Namely my new obsession: actor Aneurin Barnard, who plays Richard III in the Starz Miniseries. The White Queen.

Crooked King Had Parasite Problem, New Study Suggests

LiveScience | Douglas Main | Posted 09.04.2013 | Science

William Shakespeare depicted King Richard III as a crooked ruler, due to the monarch's supposed ruthless demeanor and his curved spine. A new study ...

Dispute Over Where To Rebury Unearthed King

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 08.16.2013 | World

LONDON -- He's been deposed, reviled, buried and dug up, and now a new battle looms over England's King Richard III. A British High Court judge on Fr...

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Gladys Knight & The O'Jays, Shakespeare in the Parking Lot

NYC-ARTS | Posted 10.13.2013 | New York
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

Shakespeare Heads To A New York City Parking Lot

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 10.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Acting in one of Shakespeare's plays is difficult enough without having to dodge a 3,600-pound SUV. That's just one of the challenge...

THE WHITE PRINCESS Successfully Combines the Historical and the Fictional

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 10.05.2013 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

Book Review Jackie K Cooper ...

Archaeologists Discover Surprise Inside Tomb At Richard III Site

The Huffington Post | Sara Gates | Posted 07.29.2013 | Science

Archaeologists in the U.K. were surprised this week when they opened a stone coffin at the Grey Friars site in Leicester where King Richard III was bu...

Mysterious Stone Coffin To Be Unsealed

LiveScience | Megan Gannon | Posted 07.24.2013 | Science

Archaeologists are set to lift the lid on a stone coffin discovered at the site of the English friary where Richard III's remains were found. Excava...

Richard III To Get A Reburial Fit For A King

AP | Posted 09.17.2013 | World

LONDON — He was buried in an unmarked grave, but finally Richard III is to get a tomb fit for a king. British officials say they will spend 1 m...

Monarch's Misshapen Bones May Have Led To Torture-Like Treatment

Posted 04.19.2013 | Science

By: Jeanna Bryner, LiveScience Managing Editor Published: 04/19/2013 09:42 AM EDT on LiveScience King Richard III may not have been a hunchback as...

Rare Richard III Artifact Auctioned

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 03.28.2013 | World

An incredibly rare document signed by Richard III of England is set to be auctioned, and it's expected to fetch up to $125,000. The document, whic...

Richard III Reportedly Rolling Over

Tony Phillips | Posted 05.27.2013 | Comedy
Tony Phillips

It doesn't really matter who an American is descended from. We're all mixed breed yokels anyhow. But breeding matters to the English. They have aristocrats. A family of note is no less notable 500 years after it ceased to matter. No sir.