| Jan 24, 2013
| 8:31 AM
"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...
| Dec 22, 2012
| 1:14 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 3:48 PM
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...
| Mar 20, 2013
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...
| Nov 20, 2012
| 12:00 PM
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.”...
| Apr 9, 2012
| 9:17 AM
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...
| Feb 19, 2012
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...
| Nov 24, 2010
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...
| Nov 30, 2010
Turning 40 is always an event, but for ÃdÃ¶n von HorvÃ¡th, the sardonic hero of âTales From Hollywood,â hitting the big 4-0 in 1941 proves to be particularly memorable: âOn Sunday, Pearl Harbor. Monday, war was declared. And on Tuesday,......
| May 16, 2011
Christopher Hitchens has published an essay on Osama bin Ladne, "The Enemy." with Amazon as a Kindle Single....
| Sep 9, 2011
Christopher Knight reviews "ASCO: Elite of the Obscure, A Retrospective 1972-1987" at LACMA, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time...