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Argument For Copyright Protection Undermined By Half-Baked Metaphor About Shakespeare

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

I missed this on Valentine's Day, but in that day's edition of the New York Times, Scott Turow, Paul Aiken, and James Shapiro published an op-ed weigh...

Belated Valentine to American Theatre... and a Patron Named Joyce

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

10 minutes before curtain, I sat down next to an older man. He immediately turned to me said, "So I guess you 're my new friend. Not to get too personal but these were my wife's seats. She passed away a few weeks ago."

HuffPost Interview: Belgica Castro, star of Old Cats

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Belgica Castro, who will be 90 next month, is on the phone, speaking Spanish from her home in Chile, talking through Sebastian Silva, co-director of h...

HuffPost Interview: Director Kelly Asbury of Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Why gnomes? Why not gnomes?, says Kelly Asbury? The result is a computer-animated comedy aimed at children and adults, using Shakespeare's romantic tragedy as the jumping-off point for a more family-friendly fairy tale.

Ten Sexy Literary Innuendos

Alex Palmer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Alex Palmer

Anyone composing a steamy note or text message for their valentine this year could learn from what the greats have written about sex -- and what they haven't.

HuffPost Review: Gnomeo and Juliet

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Gnomeo and Juliet is exactly the kind of movie you wish for when you're the parent of small children. It's fast, funny and smart enough to tickle the ...

A Slice of Keach: Stage, Screen and Sparring

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

Stacy Keach, who received acclaim with his breakthrough role as a boxer in John Huston's Fat City, returns to television on the new acclaimed F/X show Lights Out.

Bad Girls In Literature: Craziest, Most Evil Female Characters (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Be it hormones or just a wicked streak, there are plenty of evil, crazy women scattered throughout literature. This week, we asked you for the most e...

Central Park Summer Plays Announced

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — It will be "Measure for Measure" and "All's Well That Ends Well" this summer as the two free outdoor offerings from The Public Theate...

Seeing Comedy Get Made, and Made Better

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Danny Groner

It isn't just comedy, but really all creative arts, that asks artists to make everything seem effortless, natural, and completely ironed out.

Spontaneous Combustion And Accidental Circumcision:

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

There are countless weird moments to be found in literature and after reaching out to readers we're not sure which minds were weirder--the ones that w...

Astoria Characters: The Jailhouse Thespian

Nancy Ruhling | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nancy Ruhling

"Do you like cats?" That's Lauren Shpall's greeting when she opens the front door, one ebony and one ivory feline at her feet.

Revisiting Manhattan

Michael Jones | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Jones

I just saw Manhattan again for the first time in twenty years. It was magnificent. Not as much for the story, but for how the movie literally vibrates with the vitality of the city.

'Shylock' Al Pacino Stunningly Good In 'Merchant'

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Though he appears in only a handful of scenes, Shylock in "The Merchant of Venice" is perhaps William Shakespeare's most thorny chara...

New Year's Resolutions Don't Work... Unless You Ask for Help

James M. Lynch | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
James M. Lynch

If you are ending the year with anything less than a "Wow, what a year," then the change you really need to make this year is to enlist help and support to achieve your goals. Shared goals are more likely to happen.

Henry Kissinger: Moral Midget Destined for Obscurity

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

At key points in his ego-driven career, Henry Kissinger was confronted with a choice between power and moral principle. He chose power, and became a moral dwarf.

The Biblical Definitions Of The Pursuit Of Happiness

Philip Reynolds | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Philip Reynolds

How should we construe the right to pursue happiness? The problem is that the words "happy" and "happiness" are used today in variety of interrelated but distinct senses.

Congresswoman Harman's Afghan Delusions

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Bruce Fein

Jane Harman should be ashamed that she has voted to send U.S. troops to risk their last full measure of devotion on behalf of a corrupt, illegitimate, lawless Afghan government for reasons a schoolchild could discern are fatuous.

The Quality of Mercy

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

The church that's my current spiritual home is putting together a short devotional booklet for the upcoming season. And, yes, in case you're wondering...

Unfilmable Books

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Books and movies have gone hand-in-hand since Hollywood's very beginnings. Some of its greatest triumphs--"The Godfather," "Gone With The Wind," "The ...

Bill Shakespeare Tops Bill O'Reilly in Popularity

Patricia Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Patricia Martin

Shakespeare's still hot, rocking the #4 slot in most Facebook fans. Saucy lad! Bill S., not Bill O. Now who's the freshest one of all? Turns out the dead guy is.

Defiant Daughter Emerges in Harlem Renaissance Era Drama

Len Hollie | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Len Hollie

A distinctly New York play finally lands in the city when Knock Me A Kiss, by playwright Charles Smith, begins previews Thursday in its Off-Broadway premiere.

Inside the Classroom and Mind of a Great Teacher

Kathy Baron | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Kathy Baron

I'm beginning to agree with traditionalists who argue that education should go back to the old days.

Broadway's Merchant of Venice Re-Ignites My Jewish Identity Crisis

James Sims | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
James Sims

Had Shylock been a person's first exposure to a Jew, should they be crucified for thinking he was a devilish creature?

Wild and Whirling Words: An Audacious Hamlet on Alcatraz

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

For a play about murder and justice, Alcatraz is not a bad location to summon the spirits. Claudius says that revenge has no bounds? Seeing as this production's real draw is The Rock itself, neither does theatre.