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What? Spoilers Enhance a Mystery or Thriller?

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.14.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

For mystery, suspense and thriller novels, viewing the plot as "(almost) irrelevant" seems an extraordinary stretch. Frankly, I find that conclusion preposterous.

Alas Poor Yorick

Mr. Fish | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics
Mr. Fish

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Shakespeare Rises Again on the Eve of His 450th Birthday

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 04.05.2014 | Books
Robert David Jaffee

With Easter approaching, I have been thinking of our own secular god, William Shakespeare, whose life remains shrouded in mystery, not unlike that of Jesus.

Alena Hall

How Shakespeare Is Helping Women Prisoners Help Themselves

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 04.04.2014 | Impact

Frannie Shepherd-Bates graduated from college with a passion for theater and the desire to use her art in ways that made a difference beyond the stage...

Conversations With Brian Culbertson and Loreena McKennitt, Plus Michael Penn and The Whistles & The Bells Exclusives

Mike Ragogna | Posted 04.04.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"As everyone says, I'm deeply honored to be honored. When one goes about their life and what they do, it's not to have a whole bunch of awards and feel that that's the basis of why you do things, but on the other hand it's always gratifying to be recognized by your community for what you do."

Death Defying Father Mike Tells of Hell Rider Days

Michael Sean Comerford | Posted 04.01.2014 | Religion
Michael Sean Comerford

Freak Show owner Chris Christ, left, and Father Michael Juran talk at the IISA Trade Show last month. This video is brought to you by HoldtheMayoMe...

Top 10 Venues for Live Theater

Cheapflights | Posted 03.26.2014 | Travel
Cheapflights

No matter what show you catch, each of these theaters will serve as memorable backdrops for its own reason.

The Resistance Man: A Talk With Martin Walker

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.18.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Martin Walker is a senior fellow of a private think tank for CEOs of major corporations. He is also editor-in-chief emeritus and international affa...

"The Pun and Only"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.18.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima As a guy who has always loved puns, and has been known to use as many as 10 at a time (even if they don't work, I can say, "No pun in...

Tortured Souls Tell Great Stories

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 03.04.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Worthy fiction draws us into a world where the characters are emotionally driven and tortured. Their mistakes and triumphs must resonate as real. Human nature doesn't change.

Shakespeare, Meet My Daughter

David Moye | Posted 02.27.2014 | Parents
David Moye

Since my daughter is on a culture kick, she recently expressed an interest in seeing something with Shakespeare.

13 Words You Probably Didn't Know Were Coined By Authors

Paul Anthony Jones | Posted 02.20.2014 | Books
Paul Anthony Jones

Shakespeare isn't the be-all and end-all of course (that's another of his by the way). English has had its fair share of literary giants over the years who, from Chaucer and Milton to Dickens and even Dr. Seuss, have each contributed words to our language.

Strength Training Our Memories

Tom Morris | Posted 04.13.2014 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

What's the single most common complaint in old age? If you can't remember having read this before, then likely you've already got it -- a problem with memory. It's nearly universal at a certain point in life. So, I decided to start working on this whole issue by memorizing lots of stuff. Maybe it's like a muscle, I surmised. Use it or lose it.

10 Questions With Orlando Theatre Director and Actor Scott Browning

Jason Derr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
Jason Derr

In the nineties I was a college student at an uptight Evangelical college in a small town in Virginia. Whatever its drawbacks the experience put me in...

Mike Huckabee Turned My Girlfriend into a Sex Maniac

John Blumenthal | Posted 03.31.2014 | Comedy
John Blumenthal

When my girlfriend, Myra, took birth control pills she was rarely in the mood for sex. At first, whenever the prospect of intercourse... ahem... arose...

Dichotomy

David Sable | Posted 03.29.2014 | Media
David Sable

Next time you read a nasty post anywhere, think on that point because that in fact is the point: The whole damn thing was created to facilitate worthwhile dialogue -- to get another point of view, to expand our perspective. That was and is the point.

Christopher Plummer at the Ahmanson Theatre

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 03.25.2014 | Arts
Hoyt Hilsman

photo by Craig Schwartz Who knew that Christopher Plummer could do brilliant standup comedy? One could be confident that the 84-year old lion of ...

'Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead'... Again

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK (AP) — Playwright Tom Stoppard's first big hit starred two unlikely heroes — a pair of insignificant characters lifted from "Hamlet." "R...

What It Was Like To Watch Shakespeare 400 Years Ago

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Shakespeare's Globe in London is adding two innovations in its quest to give audiences a sense of theater as it was 400 years ago: a r...

There's No Downton It -- Americans Love Brit Culture

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 03.15.2014 | Entertainment
Sir Peter Westmacott

Downton is the most watched show in PBS' history, but it's by no means Britain's only success story on U.S. television. Few cultural partnerships can match ours for closeness or longevity.

The Conscience of the King

Bruce Helander | Posted 02.28.2014 | Arts
Bruce Helander

Tony Scherman is a painter's painter, because other painters who paint with a seriousness of purpose immediately recognize in his distinctive work a high command of skill, idiosyncratic maturity, captivating inventiveness, and an obvious love of picture-making.

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.

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.

A Grave Man: A Short Interview with Romeo and Juliet's Christian Camargo

Danny Groner | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts
Danny Groner

The Broadway production of Romeo and Juliet offers a new view on a storied tale. Among the standout performers is Christian Camargo, in the role of Me...

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.