| Jan 16, 2014
| 8:17 AM
In a bit of life imitating Aesop's fables, a tortoise has beaten a hare in a skiing competition in China.
Yes, that first line is real. (And OK, so it wasn't a hare but a pet rabbit; it still could do the long jump.)
The contest, held at Sanmenxia...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 2:42 PM
The setting for Roland Schimmelpfennig's "The Golden Dragon" is a restaurant of that name, which offers Thai/Chinese/Vietnamese cuisine from an overheated kitchen where five nameless Asian cooks sweat over the dizzying array of orders shouted out from...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The celebrated British sculptor Nicola Hicks (bn. 1960) has, in recent years, fallen in love with Aesop and his fables all over again. "Aesop is one of my heroes from deep history," she explained on a recent tour of her new exhibition at the Yale Center...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 12:51 PM
When ticked-off Californians voted by a landslide in 1911 to take political power into their own hands and away from special interests and a Legislature in their thrall, the L.A. Times expressed its disgust with headlines about “freak laws.”...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 11:06 AM
"Priscilla Queen of the Desert" sashays into the Segerstrom Center, Julian Sands portrays Harold Pinter in a one-man show at the Broad, and Falcon Theatre probes "The Mystery of Irma Vep."
An Afternoon with Hal Linden The TV actor and Broadway star...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:20 PM
A year ago, Hartford Stage announced that they'd found a new artistic director. Michael Wilson had left the theater after 13 years to concentrate on Broadway opportunities, scoring immediately with revivals of The Best Man and The Trip to Bountiful.
| Jun 11, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Watching Bill Clinton act as Barack Obama's "No. 1 surrogate," in the words of National Public Radio, is as exquisitely painful as watching a runaway monkey with a paintball gun at a museum.
Most of the pundits have focused on Mr. Clinton's motivations...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Ten Years Ago
The Flintridge Inn, on Foothill Boulevard at Hobbs Drive, closed after four years of operation. The new proprietor, Kevin Finch, announced renovations were underway at the property, which would open that spring under the name “Dish.&...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 7:40 AM
Goodspeed Musicals is bursting with good news. It's the theater's 50th anniversary. It was just featured on Michael Feinstein's PBS series "American Songbook." The 2013 Goodspeed season starts April 12. There'll be a Golden Anniversary Gala on June 17....
| Mar 25, 2013
| 10:13 AM
Hartford Stage has a 2013-2014 season:
September 12 through November 10: Marivaux’s lusty comedy La Dispute and Shakespeare’s bloody tragedy Macbeth, played in repertory with the same director—new Hartford Stage artistic director Darko...