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  • Screenwriter Walter Bernstein at 95: Still Front and Center

    Ask Walter Bernstein what makes for a good screenplay, and he'll answer you with a (possibly apocryphal) story about Henry David Thoreau. "He was living out at Walden Pond and a friend came to tell him that Samuel Morse had just made the first successful wireless telegraph transmission from Boston to Portland, or something like that," Bernstein says with the practiced storyteller's delight in a well-told tale. "And Thoreau asked, 'But what did it say?' That's always stuck with me. With all the technology and everything else, what's it about?"
  • The minstrel's legacy

    The minstrel's legacy
    The new book "Darkest America: Black Minstrelsy From Slavery to Hip-Hop," by Yuval Taylor and Jake Austen, explores the history of minstrelsy, dissecting how it became the most popular form of American entertainment before vaudeville and identifying how...

    Take a ride with this 'Daisy'

    Take a ride with this 'Daisy'
    The cast of "Driving Miss Daisy" at the Plaza Theatre in Manalapan features a trio of in-sync virtuosos playing freely, playing tightly and playing sweetly. Directed seamlessly by Michael Leeds, the comedy-drama by Alfred Uhry was turned into a mega-...

    Center Stage gives Baltimore premiere of 'Clybourne Park'

    Center Stage gives Baltimore premiere of  'Clybourne Park'
    In Act 1 of “Clybourne Park,” the Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning play by Bruce Norris receiving a potent Baltimore premiere at Center Stage, civility breaks down as white and black characters in a modest Chicago house start talking...

    Theater review: 'Neighbors' at the Matrix Theatre

    Just when you thought beer summits were so 2009, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ bracing satire “Neighbors,” now at the Matrix Theatre, turns up to mess with your lazy liberal self. Call it Stepford meets Stepin Fetchit: Richard (Derek Webster), an...