| 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...
| 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.
| 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....
| 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...
| Dec 3, 2013
The new musical "Love and Other Fables," Hartford Stage's 50th anniversary season-ender slated for a world premiere in May, is off the schedule for now.
John Rando, the director of the musical romantic comedy centering on the ancient Greek story-...
| Sep 27, 2013
So the German people have spoken, and Chancellor Angela Merkel has been reelected. That means the European Union will continue to be a tortoise. Next May, following the European Parliament elections, we will discover just how slow and unhappy a creature...
| 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...
| 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.”...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 10:07 AM
Margaret Hicks has a simple message for visitors to Chicago and natives alike: Look up.
Better yet, look up and look closely at all the rich ornamentation adorning so many classic buildings in the Loop. Here, take these binoculars, take a moment —...
| 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...