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  • Questions of motherhood, and class, in 'Chalk Circle'

    Questions of motherhood, and class, in 'Chalk Circle'
    "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"  Long before legal and ethical complications surrounding surrogacy and adoption, not to mention the thorny class implications of paid child care, entered the picture, playwright Bertolt Brecht took a wide-lens shot of the...
  • What's Coming in 2013 at the Yale Cabaret

    What's Coming in 2013 at the Yale Cabaret
    The Yale Cabaret has announced its spring season. The fall semester was a wallop of fresh styles, intense performances and surprising script choices (especially in the case of the stylistically provocative Iranian piece White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, where...
  • Olympia Dukakis, John Douglas Thompson Star In 'Mother Courage'

    Over at Shakespeare & Company in Lenox, Mass. the main stage shows presented in repertory are: Shakespeare’s “Love’s Labour’s Lost” and “Richard II” and Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her...
  • McManus: Republican 'autopsy' reveals a divide in the party

    It's never too early to start thinking about the next presidential race — especially if you're a political party that has managed to lose the popular vote in five of the last six elections, as the Republican Party has. Hence the remarkable...
  • Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer

    Olympia Dukakis To Star In "Mother Courage" This Summer
    Olympia Dukakis was a smash in the title role of “The Tempest” last summer at Shakespeare & Company at Lenox, Mass. in the Berkshires. This summer the actress will star in Bertolt Brecht’s “Mother Courage and Her Children.”...
  • Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'

    Yale Grad Bryce Pinkham Plays The Bad Guy In 'Ghost'
    Da'Vine Joy Randolph isn't the only recent Yale School of Drama grad in the spotlight in the Broadway musical,"Ghost," based in the 1990 hit film. Bryce Pinkham, who graduated in 2008 just as Randolph was entering the three-year program, is cast in the...
  • 'Hog butcher for the world'

    'Hog butcher for the world'
    The shuttering of the Union Stock Yard and Transit Co. on July 30, 1971, didn't mark the end of Chicago's role as "hog butcher for the world." That came a year earlier, when "hog alley" closed, a victim of the stockyards' long descent from years of...
  • Thanking, Giving and Forgiving in the Time of Scarcity

     
    Call me cynical but one of my favorite books last year was a sobering tome by Barbara Ehrenreich called, Bright-Sided, How the Relentless Promotion of Positive Thinking Has Undermined America. Our nation's obsession with positive thinking practically...
  • The Spotlight: The birthday party in 'Tales From Hollywood' at the Odyssey Theatre Ensemble

     
    Turning 40 is always an event, but for Ödön von Horváth, the sardonic hero of “Tales From Hollywood,” hitting the big 4-0 in 1941 proves to be particularly memorable: “On Sunday, Pearl Harbor. Monday, war was declared. And on Tuesday,......
  • Christopher Hitchens on Osama bin Laden

     
    Christopher Hitchens has published an essay on Osama bin Ladne, "The Enemy." with Amazon as a Kindle Single....
  • Art review: 'Asco: Elite of the Obscure, 1972-1987' at LACMA

     
    Christopher Knight reviews "ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective 1972-1987" at LACMA, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time...