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  • 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....
  • 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...
  • Theater Critics To Powwow At Shaw Symposium

    Theater Critics To Powwow At Shaw Symposium
    George Bernard Shaw had a few choice words to say about critics. After all, he was one, too. So it's only fitting that there be a Shaw Symposium on Critics  on June 2 at 2 p.m. at The Players Club at Gramercy Park South in New York. This first symposium...
  • Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise

    Avoiding 'Taxmageddon' requires compromise
    It's bad enough when economists contradict each other, but it's even more frustrating when they contradict themselves. Or, as George Bernard Shaw once observed, if all economists were laid end to end, they still wouldn't reach a conclusion. That...
  • Summer Theatre of New Canaan debuts on June 15 with 'My Fair Lady'

    Summer Theatre of New Canaan debuts on June 15 with 'My Fair Lady'
    My Fair Lady is considered by many to be the perfect musical. Derived from George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion, it tells the story of a professor who tries to transform a simple Cockney girl into a proper lady. When it opened on Broadway in 1956, it...
  • In a word: Jejune

    Each week The Sun's John McIntyre presents a moderately obscure but evocative word with which you may not be familiar — another brick to add to the wall of your working vocabulary. This week's word: JEJUNE Much as we might like to think of words...
  • Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse

    Memorial Set For Burry Fredrik, Tony Award-Winning Producer, At Westport Playhouse
    Sad news: Burry Fredrik, a Tony Award--winning producer and director over five decades died in her home in Weston May 22. Cause of death was complications from a stroke she suffered two years ago, She was 86. She co-produced Tom Stoppard’s “...
  • Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events

    Our Laguna: A busy weekend for community events
    As Councilwoman Elizabeth Pearson has often said, "There is never a dull moment in Laguna Beach. If you can't find a nonprofit to support or an event to attend, you are not paying attention." Never truer than last weekend. On Feb. 3, No Square Theatre...
  • Exhibit showcases artists who teach

     Exhibit showcases artists who teach
    In a world where slick bumper sticker maxims are often mistaken for profound thinking, it can be hard to get past the time-worn cliche about teachers. Playwright George Bernard Shaw said it first. But satirist H.L. Mencken said it better. And since...
  • Timothy Douglas' plans for 'shaking down' Remy Bumppo

    Timothy Douglas' plans for 'shaking down' Remy Bumppo
    "Well, let's be honest," said Timothy Douglas, over a coffee in Evanston the other day. "There aren't many people who look like me running theater companies that look like Remy Bumppo." Douglas, the new artistic director of that very Chicago company, was...