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"Stubble, Stubble, Toil and Trouble"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 11.18.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima When I was in high school and was just starting to shave, which led to so much blood loss that I should have been honored by the Red ...

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.

40 Is Not the New Anything

Susan Deily-Swearingen | Posted 09.23.2012 | Home
Susan Deily-Swearingen

I want my age to be my age. I've never been here before and I want to see what it's all about.

Doctor: 'Every Patient Is A Walking Poem'

Leah Kaminsky | Posted 05.19.2012 | Books
Leah Kaminsky

On the morning of my seventh birthday my hands trembled as I tore the wrapping paper from a big box. Dad was beaming with the sort of smile that meant I was about to be spoiled rotten. Finally, I thought, a friend for my Barbie Nurse with her crisp, white cap and hot water bottle.

Writer Wednesday: Inspiring Writing Quotes From Famous Authors (PHOTOS)

Posted 06.13.2011 | Books

The hardest part is to keep going, and every writer knows it. The best have left their words of wisdom to help the rest of us plod along. We loved the...

Spotted Reading In Public: What Have We Seen You Reading Recently? (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From a book about Charles Manson's murder trial to Steve Martin's autobiography, we saw you reading quite the wide array of books in the past few week...

Books That Crush Intolerance

Michael Henry Adams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Michael Henry Adams

With a nod to Santayana, many feel that history's greatest lesson is the ability it can afford one to travel back in time, to discover one's self, in ...

AFS: World Peace Begins in High School

Jim Luce | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jim Luce

I would not be who I am today -- and the organization I founded, Orphans International Worldwide -- would not exist, if it were not for my life-impacting experiences with AFS.