| Aug 8, 2013
The summer may be drawing to a close, but there's still reading time left for children ages 5-16 to submit book reviews to our annual Children’s Read & Write Program.
There's a chance those reviews will find their way into publication in...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 2:40 PM
EUSTIS — In "Li'l Women: A Rap Musical," the familiar characters based on Louisa May Alcott's 19th-century classic novel wear costumes of the period in front of traditional scenery, speaking in the language of the day.
Then the cast breaks into...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A few years ago, the Newport Theatre Arts Center produced Donald Margulies' "Sight Unseen," a play about a famous artist returning to his roots that had premiered at South Coast Repertory.
Currently, NTAC is offering Margulies' "Brooklyn Boy,"...
| Apr 20, 2013
| 6:30 AM
A ruthlessly self-aware political wife reconsidering her choices. A sensual socialite facing down an oppressive age with informed good humor. A group of young women so busy defying social expectations they've forgotten to have any of their own. A...
| May 11, 2013
| 2:24 PM
They filed in the lobby of Martin's Valley Mansion in Cockeysville, some ramrod straight, others on canes and bent over walkers.
They came poised to crack open fragrant memories of their days at School No. 59, more intimately known as Louisa May...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 1:48 PM
From the moment we met her two years ago, Lena Dunham has been as much character as creator.
Her story — a 23-year-old with one small film to her credit handed the reins of a high-profile, frantically marketed HBO series — bled through the...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:23 AM
Often witty, sometimes righteous, and occasionally furious, the blog Jezebel has been a high-profile platform for a new generation of feminists since 2007. Part of the Gawker media blog empire, Jezebel put feminist critiques of our still-very-critique-...
| Feb 28, 2014
In the novels of the young British writer Helen Oyeyemi, the gap between the fantasy world of fairy tales and "the real world" — whatever that is — all but collapses. "Mr. Fox" (2011), for example, is a fable about a writer and his dying...
| Nov 11, 2013
Thanksgiving 2013 in the United States is as late as it can be this year — Thursday, Nov. 28, 2013. Leading up to that date, and over Thanksgiving 2013 weekend, as always, there will be plenty of TV programming related to the holiday (and even the...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:01 AM
BOSTON - I'm always amazed by how many people who consider themselves travelers have never visited Boston. True, having lived there for most of my formative years, I'm a bit prejudiced, but I've been to almost every city worth visiting and I can...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 7:00 AM
CONCORD, Mass. - The "Shot heard round the world" hit and killed someone. The man who wrote that line decades later desired a simple burial and instead rests under a massively gaudy headstone.
Concord is best known as the site of the first battle of...