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Writer to Writer: A Conversation with Andrew Gross

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 10.01.2013 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Andrew Gross is the best-selling author of many thrillers including The Blue Zone, Eyes Wide Open, Don't Look Twice, 15 Seconds, and his latest novel, No Way Back.

The Many Faces of Harry Lennix

Xaque Gruber | Posted 09.29.2013 | Entertainment
Xaque Gruber

Harry Lennix is an actor's actor, and 2013 is proving to be a banner year with a string of starring roles including NBC's highly anticipated new series The Blacklist alongside James Spader.

Sex and the Novelist

Warren Adler | Posted 09.25.2013 | Books
Warren Adler

When I first began writing novels, I used to think a lot about sex. It was, of course, before everything changed.

On, Wisconsin! And the World Premiere at Victory Gardens

Kelly Kleiman | Posted 09.25.2013 | Chicago
Kelly Kleiman

I'm not sure what All My Sons has in common with Antony and Cleopatra, or Molly Sweeney with Dickens in America; but the first four plays of the American Players Theatre season in Spring Green, Wisconsin, were clearly chosen with cross-referencing in mind.

15 Movies That Were Based On Poems

| Max Minckler for Riffle | Posted 07.24.2013 | Books

First published on Riffle. From Homer to Disney, and Dr. Seuss to Charles Bukowski, many famous poems and poets have made the leap from book to box...

Writing What's Maybe Almost Halfway Brave

Jane Vandenburgh | Posted 09.20.2013 | Books
Jane Vandenburgh

It was with an expansive sense of our own good fortune that we sat to listen to Cheryl Strayed's keynote, maybe the most generous writer-to-writer talk I've ever heard.

Mexicans Ain't White: The Gus Garcia Story

Tony_Diaz | Posted 09.17.2013 | Latino Voices
Tony_Diaz

What evidence did he present, which metaphors did he use, which rhetorical strategies did he utilize for his legal argument that swayed the United States Supreme Court to finally recognize us and ensure that we would be granted all the rights and privileges guaranteed by the Constitution?

All The Word's A Stage... Literally

AP | JILL LAWLESS | Posted 09.15.2013 | Arts

LONDON — Shakespeare's Globe theater is about to take the Bard's words literally – "All the world's a stage." The London theater announce...

New Routes To Shakespeare

Howard Sherman | Posted 09.07.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

I'm unable to see a Shakespeare play without thinking of my late mother. "How sweet," you think, "He and his mother must have shared many great ev...

Autocorrect Fails And The History Of Literature

Alfie Bown | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Tech
Alfie Bown

A popular entertainment on the Internet is the 'autocorrect fail' compilation, capitalizing on the tendency of smart phones to automatically 'correct' otherwise innocuous text messages into absurd and often obscene nonsense.

Brutal 'Macbeth' Scenes Cleared With CU-Boulder Police

The Boulder Daily Camera | BRITTANY ANAS | Posted 08.28.2013 | Denver

Leading up to an intense gunfight scene in a rehearsal of "Macbeth" on Thursday, weapons director Geoffrey Kent gave a rallying call to actors: "Are y...

Boys and Girls Together

Helen Eisenbach | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
Helen Eisenbach

Once upon a time Joss Whedon wrote a TV show about a teenage girl who was basically Superman. Not a muscle-bound dull pretty-boy movie Superman but a ...

Recognizing That Poets Don't Peak Early: T.S. Eliot Reads Shakespeare

David Galenson | Posted 08.21.2013 | Arts
David Galenson

T.S. Eliot was the quintessential conceptual young genius. The extended and gradual growth of the experimental Shakespeare was clearly puzzling, and perhaps uncomfortable, to the conceptual Eliot, whose own life cycle of creativity was so different.

Meet The Next King Lear

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.20.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — Frank Langella will be taking on one of Shakespeare's greatest roles – King Lear – and letting audiences in two countries...

Gregory Beyer: 'Thou Common Whore of Mankind,' and Other Shakespeare Lines About our Messed-Up Relationship with Money

Gregory Beyer | Posted 08.19.2013 | Books
Gregory Beyer

In addition to his timeless observations on love and death and empire and pretty much every other aspect of the human experience, Shakespeare devoted quite a bit of ink to money and how it affects us.

Pericles, Pericles, Wherefore Art Thou?

George Heymont | Posted 06.18.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Whether your name is Odysseus or Belle Poitrine, random encounters with multiple lovers or an errant cyclops can become major distractions. The important part of embracing change is to take that first big step toward finding a new you.

Aisle View: Venice Under Siege With Hip-Hop

Steven Suskin | Posted 08.14.2013 | Arts
Steven Suskin

There's a cutting-edge, politically provocative, modernistic new-style musical at the Public Theater that will have you literally dancing in the aisles.

Hip-Hop Meets Shakespeare

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 06.14.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The rafters are shaking downtown at the Public Theater, where the dynamic new hip-hop musical, "Venice," is rocking the Anspacher Theater....

Popcorn Preview: Much Ado About Nothing

Leslie Sisman | Posted 08.13.2013 | Entertainment
Leslie Sisman

Film: Much Ado About Nothing (2012) Cast includes: Amy Acker (Catch Me If You Can), Alexis Denisof (Angel), Nathan Fillion (Castle), Clark Gregg (The ...

The New Macbeth

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 08.13.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK — The Scottish play isn't taking much of a break before coming back. Ethan Hawke plans to return to Broadway this winter to play the ti...

'Yes, Prime Minister' Debuts at Geffen Playhouse

Jay Weston | Posted 08.12.2013 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Why should an American audience of fairly sophisticated theatregoers (yes, we are) go to the Geffen Playhouse (10886 LeConte, Ave. Westwood (310) 20...

A Midsummer Saturday Night's Fever Dream

Hoyt Hilsman | Posted 08.10.2013 | Los Angeles
Hoyt Hilsman

Photo by Chelsea Sutton The Troubadour Theater Company - affectionately referred to by their fans as "The Troubies" - are a rascally and very tale...

Beliebing in Stratford, Ontario

Malerie Yolen-Cohen | Posted 08.07.2013 | Travel
Malerie Yolen-Cohen

Whether you're into Bieber or the Bard, if you are a Chocoholic, batty for bacon, or if you just love to eat good food and see first-rate theater, Stratford, Ontario is one fun Getaway.

A Double Dose Of Rylance

AP | MARK KENNEDY | Posted 06.06.2013 | Arts

NEW YORK -- Broadway will get a double dose of Mark Rylance this winter – the two-time Tony Award-winning English actor will alternate between s...

A World Divided: Tracing the Origins of Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's Venice

Shoshana Greenberg | Posted 07.28.2013 | Arts
Shoshana Greenberg

Matt Sax and Eric Rosen's version of Venice does not have canals or gondolas. It's not an ancient city in Italy or even a California beach. It's a city in ruins. A terrorist attack has led to a 20-year military occupation, and the citizens are on the brink of revolution.