| 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...
| Aug 22, 2011
| 5:16 PM
In case you weren't able to catch Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich at the annual Hempfest event, here's his speech:
On this day, in this place of great beauty we celebrate the beauty of nature. The wondrous nature of each other. Our...
| Sep 8, 2011
| 3:38 PM
On Aug. 26, a post on the Laguna Beach city website notified us about plans for road widening of Laguna Canyon Road at El Toro Road by Caltrans.
Days later, the post reads "repaving" not "widening" but still offers no mention if the project complies with...
| Oct 4, 2011
| 4:00 AM
Mac Nachlas' letter suggests that the results of a recent European experiment not only raises entirely new doubt about Albert Einstein's theories but also reveals a failure of the U.S. to keep up with other devolved countries in its investment in basic...
| May 19, 2011
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...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Emery Battis, a veteran stage actor whose career spanned more than 70 years and who worked frequently at Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven during its first decades, died Sept. 20 at an assisted-living facility in Marlboro, Mass. He was 96 and died of...
| Nov 11, 2011
At the age of 16, a French villager named Jeanne d'Arc responded to what she said were the voices of saints, exhorting her to take up arms against English invaders. Dressed in male clothing, she led troops to victory in battle after battle before being...
| May 31, 2011
| 2:00 PM
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...
| Jul 27, 2012
| 7:47 PM
In a 1974 edition of the journal College English, 70% of university teaching assistants surveyed said they marked "the reason why" as an error on students' papers.
That's a lot of red ink. The phrase "the reason why" is extremely common, especially in...
| Aug 1, 2012
| 2:21 PM
Mad Cow Theatre's next season will combine classic plays such as"Death of a Salesman" with the big-name musical "Dreamgirls" and the just-closed Broadway offering"Other Desert Cities."
It's a season high on name recognition with works by Neil Simon,...