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A Pound Of Flesh: Extraordinary Literary Debts

flavorwire.com | Posted 09.18.2011 | Books

Today marks the release of David Graeber’s new book, Debt: The First 5,000 Years. In this red-bound tome, Graeber explains the concept of debt and c...

New Yorkers Can't Handle Shakespeare Company Skinning Rabbits On Stage

AP | Posted 09.06.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The Royal Shakespeare Company has skipped the idea of skinning a rabbit on stage in New York. The troupe back in Britain had an acto...

Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 04.22.2012 | Books

To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question. People wonder a lot of things about literary legend William Shakespeare, like if he really wrote a...

Watch: Was Shakespeare A Stoner?

Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

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What Happened to Shame?

Lydia Fisher | Posted 08.24.2011 | Business
Lydia Fisher

When I was growing up there was shame. Shame is defined as, "a painful feeling of humiliation or distress caused by the consciousness of wrong or foolish behavior." But this feeling seems to have disappeared from the way we do business in this country.

Has America Lost That Loving Feeling?

Bruce Kluger | Posted 08.14.2011 | Style
Bruce Kluger

Love isn't on the internet's roughly 1500 online dating sites, which despite annual revenues now in the billions, have reduced the mate-selection process to something akin to ordering off a Chinese take-out menu.

Dueling Shakespeare 'Problem Plays' Hit Central Park This Summer

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 08.10.2011 | Arts

The cancellation of the New York Philharmonic's annual park appearances came as a disappointment to many Gothamites. But the city's legion of free cul...

The 6 Most WTF Moments From Shakespeare Plays

cracked.com | Posted 08.07.2011 | Comedy

Shakespeare. The Bard. His name evokes poetry, love and the terror of memorizing 10 whole lines of "To be, or not to be" for your high school English ...

Getting Lost in 'Sleep No More'

Robert Loerzel | Posted 08.06.2011 | Arts
Robert Loerzel

I was lost in a dream for three hours one night last week in New York -- running up and down stairs as I chased after the characters from a Shakespeare tragedy, watching it all through the eyeholes of a white Venetian mask.

Theater: "Much Ado" "Ends Well" at Globe

Michael Giltz | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

It seems unfair not to mention every actor since so many are so good. As with all the shows at the Globe, they end with a dance as was traditional in Shakespeare's day. It's all you can do not to join in with them, so transporting is their work.

Getting to Know Sir Derek Jacobi -- an Interview With BAM's King Lear

Lily Bevan | Posted 07.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

All the rhythm is artificially created in a film -- in the theatre when the curtain goes up you are your own man, and it's terrifying -- there's no safety net.

Harold Bloom: 'The Anatomy Of Influence'

nytimes.com | SAM TANENHAUS | Posted 07.22.2011 | Books

At the age of 80, with almost 40 books behind him and nearly as many accumulated honors, Harold Bloom has written, in "The Anatomy of Influence," a ki...

Obama and Osama by William Shakespeare

James M. Lynch | Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics
James M. Lynch

Most people misunderstand Shakespeare's play, Hamlet, Prince of Denmark. They see Hamlet as indecisive, melancholy and afraid to take action. They see...

7 Quirky Ways Students Learn Shakespeare

Posted 07.10.2011 | Education

Springtime may bring April showers and May flowers, but the spring weather also brings students out to parks to perform Shakespeare. Outdoor public ...

Huffpost Reporters' Picks: What They're Reading And Loving Now (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

It's a wild and varied staff at Huffington Post and the reporters are avid readers. They've got favorites they're in the middle of reading and we thou...

Stage Door: King Lear

Fern Siegel | Posted 07.15.2011 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Set on a bare stage at BAM's Harvey Theater, King Lear, as directed by Michael Grandage, is a straightforward, accessible production of the popular Shakespeare play.

5 Ways Shakespeare Changed The World

nypost.com | STEPHEN MARCHE | Posted 07.12.2011 | Books

William Shakespeare was the most influential writer who ever lived. Even those who haven't read his plays know his words, from "to be or not to be" to...

LA Weekend Agenda: Rebel Bingo, La Cienega Art, Spring Blooms

| Katherine Spiers | Posted 07.12.2011 | Los Angeles

If you want something more active than lounging by the pool but working out is too ambitious, here are all the in-betweens this weekend. Friday: ...

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson Do... Shakespeare

Jay Weston | Posted 07.10.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Last night I attended a benefit Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson co-hosted, a rather quirky but wildly fun-filled fundraiser for the Shakespeare Center called Simply Shakespeare.

What Drew A Shakespearean Master To A Flashy Blockbuster About Viking Mythology?

Newsweek | Chris LeeMay 01, 2011 | Posted 07.05.2011 | Books

You’d be forgiven for wondering what precisely is up with Kenneth Branagh directing Marvel Studios’ new superhero flick Thor, a flashy $150 millio...

From the Crack Dens of Miami to the Royal Shakespeare Company: An Interview With Tarell Alvin McCraney

Johann Hari | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Johann Hari

McCraney has made an unusual journey in his life -- from the slums of Miami, where his crack-addicted mother died of AIDS and his brother ended up in jail, to writer-in-residence at the Royal Shakespeare Company.

Movie Review: Thor

Marshall Fine | Posted 07.05.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Thor is a comic-book movie made by a Shakespearean -- Kenneth Branagh -- in 3D. And, intriguingly, he mostly makes it work.

Homeless Bones: The Mysterious Fate of Richard III

Fortean Times | Posted 11.15.2011 | Weird News

King Richard III died in August 1485, but no one knows where his bones are. However, some people believe that an empty stone that, for many years,...

WATCH: Shakespeare In The Subway

Posted 07.02.2011 | New York

It's not exactly the Globe Theatre, but a subway car works just fine for Shakespeare. From the Wall Street Journal: Taking literally the Eliza...

A Collection Of Shakespeare's Raunchiest Lines

flavorwire.com | Posted 07.02.2011 | Books

A couple of weeks back we reported that reading Shakespeare makes you smarter. But to counterbalance that thesis, we thought we’d also better point ...