| Jul 18, 2011
| 10:22 AM
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....
| Mar 15, 2011
| 7:54 AM
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...
| Mar 31, 2011
| 5:28 PM
Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up.
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...
| May 15, 2012
| 10:55 AM
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...
| May 31, 2012
| 10:46 AM
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.
| Jun 11, 2012
| 9:55 AM
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...
| Nov 21, 2011
| 5:50 AM
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:
Much as we might like to think of words...
| Jun 26, 2012
| 11:24 AM
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 “...
| Feb 9, 2012
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Mar 31, 2012
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...
| Aug 18, 2011
| 9:33 AM
"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...