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First Nighter: Emily Dickinson, Dorothy Parker Trod Local Boards

David Finkle | Posted 10.20.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Only occasionally does Engstrom include one of Parker's economic poems. She leaves out the one about men not making passes at girls who wear glasses and the suicidal one with the conclusion that you might as well live.

Stage Door: Bill W and Dr Bob

Fern Siegel | Posted 09.16.2013 | Arts
Fern Siegel

Rehab may be less brutal today than Depression-era cures, but the play's thrust, presented in cooperation with The Hazelden Foundation, is to spread a message of hope. It's also a strong theatrical vehicle; a reminder that there is power in community.

Simon Lovell: The Weird and Wonderful Guru de Con to USA Network's White Collar Con Men

Myra Chanin | Posted 10.27.2012 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Simon was skilled, charming, entertaining and particularly well-versed in sleight-of-hand. He wrote books deconstructing magic tricks for magicians and performed magic shows for the public.

'Triassic Parq' Is Deeply Funny

AP | JENNIFER FARRAR | Posted 06.28.2012 | Home

NEW YORK -- Pre-history would sound very different if dinosaurs could tell their own stories. Especially if they were raucously singing and dancing wh...

Icon of the Day: Chaucer Meet Hip Hop, Hip Hop Meet Chaucer

Alona Elkayam | Posted 03.20.2012 | Style
Alona Elkayam

I had this great idea in 2005: Take one of the most influential writers of the 20th century, Samuel Beckett, and set his collection of work, How It Is, to hip hop.

Rapper Spits Rhymes About Chaucer, Darwin, Economics

AP | By MARK KENNEDY | Posted 12.21.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Most rappers boast about their intellect, but few go out and actually get a master's degree in medieval and Renaissance literature so they...

'Abraham's Daughters' At The Fringe Festival

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Abraham's Daughters proves beer pong and religious identity can mix. The play follows Ranya, a Muslim, Kate, a Christian, Sarah, a Jew, and Will, an ...