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Measuring Mercy

Alicia Anstead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Alicia Anstead

When it comes to forgiveness and grace, one could do worse than to turn to Shakespeare's less known play, Measure for Measure.

Holy Sh*t Theatre: An Urgent Age of Badassery

Lauren Gunderson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lauren Gunderson

2010-09-08-macbeth.jpg American theatre needs to proclaim an age of Holy Sh*t Theatre. In the vein of "funny or die": give me badass or give me bored.

Kindling -- How to Ignite the Potential Fire in Your Business

Paul Hunting | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Paul Hunting

There seems to be a common frustration experienced by many leaders who have true vision -- how do I get 'the others' to see, feel and act on the possibilities that I see and feel?

Who Says Jane Austen Was a Popular Novelist?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

Given Jane Austen's ubiquity, and the fact that anything with her name on it will sell, you might think she's always been a sensation. But you'd be wrong.

So Many Selves, So Little Time

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

President Obama is a Kenyan or a Muslim -- or a Kenyan Muslim -- masquerading as an American Christian. The Dalai Lama is an undercover Nazi agent. Ma...

Our Blackberries, I-Phones, Droids And Souls

Tom Morris | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Tom Morris

Is that screen and keyboard often in your hand the greatest personal and professional tool ever, or is it the devil's device, insidiously sucking the time out of your life and the life out of your soul?

Books That Sell

Laurence Hughes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Laurence Hughes

Twitter was all atwitter about a recent Wall Street Journal opinion piece which argued that the increasingly difficult economics of the publishing business will soon lead to advertising in ebooks.

Big Brother 12: Mothra, the Penguin, and the Succubus.

Tallulah Morehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Tallulah Morehead

The thing I love about double-eviction weeks is that it clearly shows the producers are as sick of these house guests as I am.

At the End of the Day Stay Away from Cliche

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Michael Sigman

The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot. --Salvador Dali Wh...

To Friend Request, or Not to Friend Request?

Jessica Massa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Jessica Massa

What are you waiting for? Friend request that cute guy and then let the ball sit in his court! We've only got one life to live, right? We might as well reach out and see who wants to be a part of it.

Tennessee Williams Ventures South of Market

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

This past season, as most nonprofits were trimming their sails due to the sagging economy, Boxcar Theatre fearlessly staged a whopping 15 productions!

Apocalypse Now

Tamsin Smith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Tamsin Smith

Couldn't we, shouldn't we, be applying a bit of mouth-to-mouth to bring the great literary works, these beautiful creatures back to life for ourselves and for each other?

Films of Rare and Exquisite Beauty

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

One of the great blessings of cinema is that it transports us to worlds we might never be able to reach on our own.

Much Ado About Something Wonderful (and FREE) in Central Park

Frank Schaeffer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Frank Schaeffer

New York Classical Theatre's mission is to reinvigorate and create audiences for the theatre by presenting free productions of popular classics and forgotten masterpieces in non-traditional public spaces throughout New York City

Raymond Scott, Quirky Antiques Dealer, Jailed For Smuggling Shakespeare

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON (AP) -- An unemployed book dealer who paraded as a wealthy playboy was sentenced Monday to eight years in prison for possessing a stolen first ...

Was Shakespeare Jewish?

Lev Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Lev Raphael

In case you missed it, The Jewish Hall of Fame just got bigger. The latest addition is a superstar: Shakespeare.

THE SKINNY: Independent Shakespeare Company at Griffith Park

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: The Independent Shakespeare Company WHAT: 'Othello' WHERE: Independent Shakespeare Co. Festival Stage Griffith Park Old Zoo near 4730 Crystal S...

Doug's Dozen: 12 Shakespeare Plays Rewritten by Sarah Palin

Doug Molitor | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Doug Molitor

So the 'Tard of Exxon thinks words like "refudiate" make her the new Shakespeare? Well, maybe we should put those swift thumbs of hers to work, red...

Bard Blog: Strange WordFellows -- Sarah Palin & William Shakespeare

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Ken Adelman

Alas, Ms. Palin was right, for once. It's hard to say how many words Shakespeare coined, but it runs into the thousands. More impressive is his massive vocabulary.

Sarah Shakespeare

Jeff Danziger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


Levi and Bristol, Modern-Day Romeo and Juliet?

Stanton Peele | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Stanton Peele

Like Romeo, Levi doesn't seem to have much to do besides be in love. How did Romeo make a living, anyhow? As for Levi -- how does he support himself, anyhow?

Bard Blog: 'Women of Will,' Shakespeare and George Steinbrenner

Ken Adelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Sports
Ken Adelman

The death of George Steinbrenner brings to mind -- my mind, oddly enough -- how Shakespeare created such outstanding leaders as Steinbrenner. But, even more oddly, he put many of them in skirts.

Truthfulness Is the Last Taboo

Sebastian Siegel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Sebastian Siegel

Truthfulness Is The Last Taboo: A short poem I texted to myself in the checkout line at Whole Foods, for another me in some other way -- here, now, or before and beyond time.

Falling For Eve Is a Divine Creation

Danny Groner | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Danny Groner

Falling For Eve depicts a re-imagining of the story of creation, interplay between Adam and Eve, and how God dealt with it all, emotionally. There's plenty to take away from the play.

Raymond Scott, Quirky Rare Books Dealer, Cleared Of Shakespeare Theft

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — A book dealer has been cleared of stealing a rare first edition of Shakespeare's plays, but was found guilty of handling stolen goods a...