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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time

Thinking About Theater and Ode to Joy

Cara Joy David | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
Cara Joy David

For a change of pace, today I'm offering you a series of random theater-related thoughts. None of which could take up a post on its own, but together they seem worthy.

London Theater Balcony Believed To Have Collapsed

AP | CASSANDRA VINOGRAD and JILL LAWLESS | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

LONDON (AP) — Hunks of plaster and dust rained down on a packed audience when the ceiling of a London theater partially collapsed Thursday night. Mo...

Aisle View from London: A Curious and Altogether Astonishing Incident

Steven Suskin | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Steven Suskin

Six days in London bring the opportunity to catch up on seven shows that have opened since my last visit. I could have more industriously caught nine by juggling the schedule, but one does have other obligations.

An Innovative Autism-Friendly Theater Initiative Is Happening Soon

Posted 04.25.2013 | Arts

Oftentimes audience members using electronic devices, making loud noises, or freely entering and exiting the theater during a performance are consider...

First Nighter: Rowan Atkinson, Helen Mirren, Terrific Others Occupy London-Theater Hot Seats

David Finkle | Posted 05.05.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

Due to one of those odd coincidences, theater at the moment seems to be about chairs. Rowan Atkinson sits in a relatively comfy one throughout the flawless revival of Simon Gray's Quartermaine's Terms, at Wyndham's.

When Popular Novels Perpetuate Negative Stereotypes: Mark Haddon, Asperger's and Irresponsible Fiction

Greg Olear | Posted 01.18.2012 | Books
Greg Olear

I don't begrudge Mark Haddon his freedom of speech. What I find objectionable is that he seems unaware of, or, worse, indifferent toward, the fact that he has made both his name and his fortune exploiting the Asperger's community, my son included.

Autism Awareness Month: 9 Poignant Books (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.17.2011 | Books

It's a world that has fascinated so many: the closed universe of the autistic person. Are they thinking? What are they seeing? How are they experienci...