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  • 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...
  • Dennis Kucinich's Hempfest speech

    Dennis Kucinich's Hempfest speech
    In case you weren't able to catch Ohio congressman Dennis Kucinich at the annual Hempfest event, here's his speech: Hello Seattle. On this day, in this place of great beauty we celebrate the beauty of nature. The wondrous nature of each other. Our...
  • Mailbag: Road widening is the wrong solution

    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...
  • Large Hadron collider notwithstanding, it's still an Einsteinian universe

    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...
  • 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...
  • Longtime Long Wharf Actor Emery Battis Dead at 96

    Longtime Long Wharf Actor Emery Battis Dead at 96
    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...
  • BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'

    BSO lights a new fire under 'Joan of Arc'
    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...
  • 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...
  • A Word, Please: The reason why is historical

    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...
  • Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre

    Season Preview: Mad Cow Theatre
    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,...