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  • The Book Club

    The Book Club
    One thing to know about us We are The Book Club. Our group is unique in that it is big (14 people), has both men and women, and has been around for 16 years. We recently read our 100th book together as a group. -------------------- This piece first...
  • BMX complex is victim of lawyers dedicated to ruining a wholesome activity

    The spot is as wholesome as can be, on the banks of a burbling trout stream, amid towering trees, in a remote part of a pleasant and well-maintained township park, where the healthy outdoor activity of young people bothers no one — except those...
  • Anne Barton dies at 80; Shakespearean scholar took holistic approach

    Anne Barton, one of the 20th century's foremost Shakespeare scholars, died Monday in Cambridge, England. She was 80. Cambridge University, where she was an emeritus professor of English and fellow of Trinity College, announced her death but gave no...
  • What's so wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'?

    What's so wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'?
    So what exactly is wrong with giving your kid a 'black name'? A writer on the New York Times' Motherlode blog is trying to figure out the answer to that question. She wants to know whether she's dooming her son to problems later in life if she gives him...
  • WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays

    WordPlay Shakespeare app creates interactive plays
    There are few names on high school reading lists that inspire more fear and dread than William Shakespeare. WordPlay Shakespeare is a study aid that pairs text with videos of professional Shakespearean actors performing the same plays. Each video is short...
  • Travel books: Tracking the origins of English

    Travel books: Tracking the origins of English
    "Wordsmiths & Warriors: The English-Language Tourist's Guide to Britain" Oxford University Press, $24.95 The English language is a strange and maddening thing, full of inconsistencies and so many spelling exceptions that they appear to be the rule...
  • The Gift announces 2014 season

    The Gift Theatre announced its 2014 season on Wednesday. Beginning with "Ten," the company's annual opener of new ten-minute plays, the season continues with three productions. "Thinner Than Water," a seriocomic work by Melissa Ross and directed by...
  • 'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'

     'Romeo and Juliet' meets Jeff Buckley in 'The Last Goodbye'
    SAN DIEGO — At the end of a rehearsal last month in a room near the Old Globe, actor Brandon Gill as Benvolio presided over the death of Romeo and Juliet and sang in a keening wail, "It's a cold and it's a broken hallelujah." Those words, part...
  • 'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects

    'War Horse's' Marianne Elliott charges into new projects
    LONDON — When author Michael Morpurgo was told the National Theatre wanted to adapt his book "War Horse" for the stage, to be co-directed by Marianne Elliott, he immediately went off to see Elliott's production of George Bernard Shaw's "Saint Joan."...
  • 'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor

    'Doctor Who': David Bradley discusses his time as the Doctor
    David Bradley has had a long, distinguished career on the stage in England, but in the last few years, Hollywood has had him in its sights. He was the cantankerous watchman at Hogwarts in the Harry Potter films and has appeared in the acclaimed British...
  • 'Peter and the Starcatcher' writer Rick Elice flying high

    NEW YORK — Playwright Rick Elice calls the memorabilia-filled study in his Upper West Side apartment "the garage." It's a good term for the workshop of a self-described workaholic whose method is a combination of technical rigor, restless...