| Mar 3, 2014
| 1:46 PM
"Beware the Ides of March!" the soothsayer warns in William Shakespeare's play "Julius Caesar." When the day comes around, Caesar is stabbed by his enemies and friends, prompting him to ask, "Et tu, Brute?" before dying. Both quotes have made it into...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 11:45 PM
For a story filled with death, Orlando Ballet's "Romeo and Juliet" has a wonderful amount of life in it.
The dancers beautifully convey the emotional beats of Shakespeare's story. Larry Rayburn's simple and effective set design complements the mood...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 7:26 PM
Greg Finley often worried about his character's -- and thus his -- chances of surviving the first season of The CW's new series "Star-Crossed."
In the "Romeo and Juliet"-inspired drama premiering at 7 p.m. Monday, 29-year-old Finley plays Drake, a member...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 9:11 AM
Bake-your-own-bread: Local organic flour mill Grist & Toll presents the first in a new series of community pop-ups and workshops at its Pasadena location on Sunday. This first event will feature M.O.M.O. (Michael O'Malley's Mobile Oven), where guests...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 1:44 PM
"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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 2:08 PM
There’s always a risk of injury in ballet dancing, but “Romeo and Juliet” calls for an extra element of danger.
“We’re doing some aggressive sword-fight scenes,” says Robert Hill, artistic director of the Orlando...
| May 28, 2014
| 4:05 PM
Maya Angelou was a diva of American culture: an actress, singer, dancer and film director as well as an essayist and Pulitzer-Prize-nominated poet, whose mainstream magnetism led her to write verses for Hallmark and recite one of her poems at the 1993...
| May 21, 2014
| 3:26 PM
Godzilla * * 1/2
El monstruo que los japoneses crearon en 1954 para exorcizar los traumas que originó la bomba atómica sobre Hiroshima, ha sido replicado dos veces por Hollywood con dudosos resultados. El fracasado intento que Roland Emmerich...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:44 PM
The latest Pew Research Center poll shows that 54% of Americans favor legalizing marijuana.
If you are part of that 54%, you must be on cloud nine (high, in other words).
First came states allowing medical marijuana dispensaries.
Then in the November...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Harvey Fierstein and William Shakespeare have a lot to answer for about the actors contending for this year's Tony. In a field of 20, a half dozen are wearing dresses," writes theater reporter Harry Haun in the New York Observer.
SPEAKING ABOUT the...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 2:39 PM
Out with the outdoors and in with the new.
In September, the Chesapeake Shakespeare Company will officially open the doors of its new home at Redwood and Calvert streets. The company plans to move to the former Mercantile Trust and Deposit Co....