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Football in America -- How We (Don't) Talk About Race

Rick Ayers | Posted 10.22.2014 | Sports
Rick Ayers

Yes, blame the NFL. Yes, blame us all. But I think the moment calls for us to consider some more fundamental cultural framing of sports. What I particularly want to focus on is how I think many white people in the US regard African American men in sport.

Matthew Jacobs

Helen Mirren Picks The Best Scenes From Her Movies

HuffingtonPost.com | Matthew Jacobs | Posted 08.05.2014 | Entertainment

In "The Hundred-Foot Journey," Helen Mirren plays the matriarchal owner of a snooty French restaurant. When an Indian family transforms a run-down bui...

The Global Search for Education: Head, Heart, Soul, and Frankenstein

C. M. Rubin | Posted 09.11.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

Education thought leaders around the world speak to the need for more innovative projects like the workshop being done this week at Teacher's College. To find out more, I reached out to the visiting teachers, students and leaders.

By The Light of the Feminist Moon

George Heymont | Posted 04.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

In truth, much of the world has come a long way from the crude Freudian symbolism which insists that anything long and straight represents a male and anything resembling a circle represents a female.

10 Questions With Orlando Theatre Director and Actor Scott Browning

Jason Derr | Posted 04.04.2014 | Arts
Jason Derr

In the nineties I was a college student at an uptight Evangelical college in a small town in Virginia. Whatever its drawbacks the experience put me in...

Ormsby Wilkins Prepares ABT Orchestra for Tempest

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Ormsby Wilkins, Music Director at American Ballet Theatre, is preparing the orchestra for the debut of Alexei Ratmansky's much anticipated new ballet of Shakespeare's The Tempest which is being set to music composed by Finnish composer, Jean Sibelius.

Brave New World: The Tempest's Dancing Youngsters

Cara Joy David | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Cara Joy David

There was an infectious spirit at the Public Theater's free Public Works' production of The Tempest -- so much of it was joyous it was hard not to just go with it.

Brave New Tempest, That Has Such People In It

Howard Sherman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Arts
Howard Sherman

This Tempest was, like Prospero's isle, full of noises and a wide variety of styles, an at-times almost vaudeville approach to the reworked text, with a wide variety of acts, befitting a production which endeavored to engage the New York community.

Tempest in a Teapot

Francis Levy | Posted 11.09.2013 | Entertainment
Francis Levy

All that was missing from the 200 member cast of the Public Theater's just completed three day run of The Tempest, at the Delacorte, was the old Parti...

'The Tempest' At The Met: No Happy Ending In Sight

Andrew Losowsky | Posted 12.25.2012 | Arts
Andrew Losowsky

The biggest problem with the Met's new production of The Tempest is, well, that it's The Tempest. There's no way of interpreting the story closely that doesn't involve a supposedly happy ending (spoiler alert for 400-year-old text, folks) being the return to royalty of an exiled European aristocrat who has in the meantime created his own colony built on the fear and subjugation of his new island home's original occupants. Not to mention the creepy patriarchal attitude towards his daughter.

Interview: Actor Alan Cumming, Any Day Now and Gay Adoption

Marshall Fine | Posted 12.23.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Alan Cumming knows a little bit about feeling like a second-class citizen. After all, aside from being a gay man in a straight-dominated world, he's also a Scot who's lived in London.

The Met Opera Season Analysis, Part One: What to Expect From September to October

Opera Teen | Posted 11.18.2012 | Arts
Opera Teen

On September 24th, the Metropolitan Opera opens its doors with a production of L'Elisir d'Amore for a whole new season. You can't help but be excited!

Five Classic Books Every Smart Person Should Read

Nathan Harden | Posted 09.05.2012 | Books
Nathan Harden

Great literature, because it asks big questions and communicates big ideas, stays relevant, even if it is very old. You will be richer, wiser, and smarter if you make classic literature a regular part of your life.

Educating for Democracy: Big Brother Is Watching in Arizona

Joel Shatzky | Posted 03.17.2012 | Education
Joel Shatzky

If The Tempest is banned from the classroom as being "too controversial," I wonder when the Bill of Rights will be banned as well.

Of Tempests and Teapots

George Heymont | Posted 11.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Two Bay area theatre companies are currently staging literary classics. One has put a daring new spin on a 400-year-old Shakespearean play; the other is staging a British adaptation of a beloved novel that is celebrating the 200th anniversary of its publication.

Lucas Kavner

Is This The Most Ambitious Theater Project Ever?

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucas Kavner | Posted 09.13.2011 | Home

NEW YORK -- Shipping 400 tons of steel, more than 60 performers and close to 50 separate 40-foot shipping containers across the Atlantic to build a br...

Oscar-winning Dame Helen Mirren Stirs The Tempest & Makes Us See Red This Season

Brad Balfour | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Brad Balfour

It's no surprise that British actress Helen Mirren has played royalty, especially Queens -- she's played monarchs six times. But that doesn't mean that this stage and screen doyen behaves in a haughty, doyen-ish manner.

On Scoring The Tempest and the Exclusive Video Premiere of "O Mistress Mine"

Elliot Goldenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Elliot Goldenthal

Every film is like a different planet with its own solar system. The only constant for me is after the film is completed -- I watch the emotions behind the actors' eyes. From there, I begin to find a score.

Cinefantastique Post-Mortem: Special Stream-of-Consciousness Episode, Featuring The Tempest

Dan Persons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dan Persons

Having survived the rocky shoals of The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader, Steve Biodrowski, Lawrence French, and Dan Persons decid...

HuffPost Review: The Tempest

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Julie Taymor is a visual artist who uses film and theater as her medium. But no matter how you parse his work, William Shakespeare is about the words....

"Testify" Performed By Carney - Monarchy Video Look Book

Abe Gurko | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Abe Gurko

Reeve Carney and his band, Carney, just shot this fashion/music video look book for Monarchy Collection featuring the song Testify from the film Machete.

ON THE 48TH ANNUAL NEW YORK FILM FESTIVAL

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Michael Vazquez

by Michael Vazquez Two weeks after the close of the New York Film Festival, herewith, my first posting, by way of random notes on thirty-nine films: ...

New York Film Festival and Hamptons International Film Festival: Autumn in NY

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The great pleasures of the fall film season, the venerable NYFF in its 48th year and HIFF, 18 and growing, leave me reeling (no pun), reflecting upon ...

Julie Taymor's Gender-Wise Tempest

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The centerpiece of the New York Film Festival, "The Tempest," is state of the art Julie Taymor, that is, a study in the spectacular. The ashen spirit ...

Brush up Your Shakespeare! (VIDEOS)

George Heymont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Shakespeare's plays have been the stuff of inspiration for playwrights, composers, and film directors. Here are a few of the best and worst attempts to re-imagine the Bard.