| Apr 18, 2014
Things at my day-job employer, College of Charleston, have been a little loony lately.
First, the South Carolina state legislature unilaterally moved to merge our liberal arts and sciences college with a medical school. Shortly after that, the same...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 7:15 AM
Queen Elizabeth II had a new black-and-white portrait unveiled -- she's smiling! -- in honor of her 88th birthday on Monday. Not to outdo her royal highness, but anyone will be able to have their portrait on the front page of the London Times at the...
| Jul 17, 2014
MOUNT DORA — The Mamie Eisenhower Decency Act is in force in a small town in the Midwest in the 1950s — no loud music, no public necking and no tight pants.
Then up rolls Chad on his motorcycle, fresh from prison, who will change everyone in...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Why, this is very midsummer madness.
—Olivia, "Twelfth Night," Act 3, Scene 4
There are a slew of Shakespeare shows happening outdoors in Connecticut in July and August.
Shall we compare them to a summer's day? Sure, why not? The plays...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Along with a thousand or so of their closest friends, a high-octane Independent Shakespeare Company ensemble opened the Griffith Park Free Shakespeare Festival’s fifth season with a highly accessible “Twelfth Night” that takes its...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 5:03 PM
After just three weeks, nearly 20 Burbank children and teens have memorized most of their lines and are making final tweaks to their performance on Thursday of William Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”
| Jul 3, 2014
| 9:00 AM
An ancient Chinese legend is revisted in "The Orphan of Zhao" at La Jolla Playhouse, Four Clowns reimagines two Old Testament tales at Santa Monica's Annenberg Community Beach House, and the greatest love story Shakespeare ever told gets two very...
| Jun 15, 2014
| 2:33 PM
Most years, the last day of school comes with a sigh of relief, but this year what students and teachers describe is more akin to the body-draining feeling of finishing a marathon.
"If I could frame it in one word I would just say 'exhausted,' " said...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 8:59 AM
Grab your picnic basket and enjoy live blues music in an Elkridge park. Dig out the easel and paint pictures of flowers and historic storefronts in Ellicott City. Or as the sun sets, learn how to salsa dance under one of downtown Columbia’s most...
| Jun 6, 2014
She bought her clothes for their colors in secondhand shops — "beautiful reds and oranges, and greens and pinks, and teals and turquoise" — and wore them in happy mismatch. She danced feathers and a few sequins to Alvin Ailey's leopard print...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 11:19 AM
More proof that the mid-'80s were ridiculously awesome, via Billboard's Hot 100 Chart archive.
10. "Walking on Sunshine," Katrina & the Waves
Catchy, huh? Advertisers think so. NPR reported in 2010 that advertisers will pay $150,000-$200,000 to...