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George Bernard Shaw

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  • Chasing Down the Muse: Being used for a purpose and feeling fine

    Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. — Goethe On yet another glorious day, I found myself walking the beaches of Crystal Cove. As usual, so many joys were be found there. Take the search...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
  • Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal

    Gustavo Dudamel gets to the heart of Tchaikovsky's appeal
    We cannot escape Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. On Thursday, Gustavo Dudamel and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, with help from the Símon Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela, begin an 11-day TchaikovskyFest at Walt Disney Concert Hall that will include the...
  • Moscow, city of fire and ice

    Moscow, city of fire and ice
    MOSCOW — Once I came to Moscow to cover an urban ballooning expedition. In winter. But when the balloonists came face to frigid, wind-lashed face with the winter here — well, we never got off the ground. And so, as icy gales scoured the...
  • A vintage year onstage as classics blended with provocative premieres

    Much that was old was new again in 2013, which turned out to be a very good year for the classics. It wasn't a bad year for new work either, even if too many of today's most provocative playwrights are getting short shrift from this town's nonprofit...
  • Clark Magnet High takes scholastic bowl

    Clark Magnet High takes scholastic bowl
    Clark Magnet High School Monday won its first ever Glendale Unified High School Scholastic Bowl, besting Hoover, Glendale and Crescenta Valley high schools in a friendly academic competition that annually pits some of the district’s best students...
  • Chasing Down The Muse: Don't forget to stop and play

    Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up. —Pablo Picasso * Too often in the daily business of living and working as adults we forget the joy of play for the sake of itself. It is unfortunate but true...
  • Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman

    Kyle Prue heads 'Pygmalion' cast at Everyman
    When Everyman Theatre was founded in 1990, the resident company included Kyle Prue, who went on to perform in two dozen works over the years. But in 2006, he moved from being in front of the spotlights to making sure the spotlights and everything else...
  • Don't buy 'Pygmalion' in a poke

    Everybody knows the Broadway and movie musical “My Fair Lady.” But not everyone is as familiar with its literary source. It all began with George Bernard Shaw’s 1912 play “Pygmalion.” With characteristic wit, the great...
  • 'Educating Rita' has working-class heart, world-weary distance

    'Educating Rita' has working-class heart, world-weary distance
    Willy Russell's chamber comedy about a young working-class hairdresser in Liverpool bent on self-improvement and the embittered middle-aged English professor who becomes her tutor in the "open university" program lands somewhere between the razor-sharp...
  • 10 things you might not know about punctuation

    10 things you might not know about punctuation
    First of all, let's explain why the serial comma is important to some people. A blog on economist.com cites an apocryphal example: "I'd like to thank my parents, Ayn Rand and God." Without a comma after "Rand," the writer has a mighty unusual parentage....