| May 10, 2009
Atlantic Monthly Press: 256 pp., $24
If there is one lesson that the writer and editor can learn from George W. Bush's war on terror -- and I mean one insightful, nongeopolitical lesson -- it is this: Beware of...
| May 10, 2009
As an original cast member of " Dirty Dancing -- The Classic Story on Stage," Josef Brown is no stranger to receiving what he calls an "ecstatic reaction" from theatergoers. Even if that reaction is, in effect, a borderline hysterical outpouring of...
| May 27, 2009
LOS ANGELES, May 27, 2009 As the television industry gears up for the 61st Primetime Emmy® Awards race, The Envelope (http://theenvelope.com) kicks-off its in-depth online coverage of the 2008/2009 TV seasons' hottest stars, shows and behind-the-...
| Jun 14, 2009
In her four decades of performing on the international stage, Kiri Te Kanawa has appeared to live a fairy-tale existence. Adopted as an infant, Te Kanawa enjoyed a modest New Zealand youth until the age of 19 when she placed second in that country's...
| Feb 14, 2010
Only toward dawn did the sea begin to calm. I rose from my berth and glanced out the window. The setting moon cast a broad light on the rolling waters of the Bass Strait, and in the distance, the lights of Tasmania began to dot the darkness.
| Apr 25, 2009
We are creeping along the Chicago expressway when I decide it is time to merge into the right lane. For some reason, none of the other drivers is letting me in. I do all the things I usually do when I merge. The blinker is bleating -- hiccup, hiccup --...
| Apr 26, 2009
Beatrice Arthur, best known as the acerbic Maude Findlay on Norman Lear's sitcom "Maude" and as the strong-willed Dorothy Zbornak on the long-running " The Golden Girls," died today. She was 86.
Arthur, a stage-trained actress who was a success on...
| Jan 25, 2010
| 10:11 AM
New to Virginia or first retail location
Bensi Ristorante Italiano, Italian Restaurant & Bar:Bensi is an upscale modern Italian restaurant with 20+ locations throughout the East Coast specializing in classic Italian fare. Bensi has chosen this as...
| Jan 24, 2010
When Frederick Ashton's " Cinderella" premiered at Covent Garden in December 1948, London resembled a lovely woman with ash on her face. It was a grim time. Remnants of the war lingered in the city: rubble from the blitzkrieg, treasury coffers riddled...
| Jun 19, 2009
| 3:10 PM
Baltimore began a major makeover more than twenty-five years ago and it started with the revitalization of the Inner Harbor, where you can start your exploration, completely on foot.
- National Aquarium in Baltimore. The Inner Harbor's anchor boasts...
| Jun 28, 2009
In his six years as head of the Royal National Theatre, Nicholas Hytner has made a name for himself with his bold moves. He has commissioned large-scale plays and productions dealing with hot-button political issues, he brought in a major sponsor to...