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  • Tortoise beats hare in skiing competition

    Tortoise beats hare in skiing competition
    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...
  • The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys

    The Hartford Theater Scene Adjusts, With New Faces and Old Standbys
    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. The...
  • "Good News!" Playing at the Goodspeed Opera House

    "Good News!" Playing at the Goodspeed Opera House
    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....
  • Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks

    Yale Center For British Art Features Sculpture By Nicola Hicks
    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...
  • 'Love And Other Fables' Musical Postponed At Hartford Stage

    'Love And Other Fables' Musical Postponed At Hartford Stage
    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-...
  • The EU tortoise makes a move

    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...
  • L.A. theater listings, Oct. 20-27: 'Priscilla' returns

    L.A. theater listings, Oct. 20-27: 'Priscilla' returns
    "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...
  • Change the initiative process and you empower voters. Really.

    Change the initiative process and you empower voters. Really.
    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.”...
  • New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop

    New Binoculars Tour takes in gargoyles, sky-high details of Loop
    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 —...
  • 'Golden Dragon' has a lot on its plate

    'Golden Dragon' has a lot on its plate
    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...