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5 hours, 47 minutes ago   -  

Billionaire Starts International Art Fair In Seattle, Gets Top Galleries To Come

“I’ve been going to the Venice Biennale for at least a decade and always enjoy the stimulation of seeing the work of new and up-and-coming artists,” Allen, who co-founded Microsoft Corp. with Bill Gates, said in a telephone ...

6 hours, 7 minutes ago   -  

Why Do People Dress Like Slobs To Go To The Theatre?

“When people were invited onstage at a recent performance of “Penn & Teller on Broadway,” many women looked as if they had stepped out of a jazzercise class, while men ambled around in hideous cargo shorts.”

11 hours, 22 minutes ago   -  

Stage Fright – What Exactly Is It, And What’s Behind It?

“Stage fright has been aptly described as ‘self-poisoning by adrenaline'” – the fight-or-flight response. “But what Cro-Magnon man needed upon finding a bear in his cave is not what a modern person needs in order to play ...

11 hours, 37 minutes ago   -  

How A Stolen Rodin Was Tracked Down And Recovered After 24 Years

The bronze cast of Young Girl with Serpent was taken from a Beverly Hills home in 1991. The story of its discovery and restitution features an ace investigator, a sharp-eyed Rodin scholar, a recalcitrant dealer, and a filing mistake.

11 hours, 41 minutes ago   -  

The 100 Best Movies Of All Time, As Chosen By Actors

The number-one film may come as something of a surprise …

12 hours, 7 minutes ago   -  

Now That Americans Are Eligible For The Booker Prize, There Are Five Of Them On This Year’s Longlist

That’s five out of 13 in total. (The Brits only got three.) One of those five is a literary agent, and another – possibly the least famous of the group – is the bookmakers’ early favorite to win.

12 hours, 14 minutes ago   -  

Dramatizing Egypt’s Political And Social Issues With A Bedroom Farce

Threesome, by Yussef El Guindi, “begins as a bawdy bedroom comedy whose main characters, a heterosexual Egyptian-American couple, invite a white American man into their bed. Over two acts it transforms into something darker, as all three grapple ...

12 hours, 22 minutes ago   -  

Can Arabic Literature Ever Be Fully Understood In English?

“In some ways, reading all this Arabic literature in English has been like listening in on a foreign-language recording when one understands the words’ meanings, but not the allusions, nor the jokes, nor the underlying rhythms. Some of ...

12 hours, 30 minutes ago   -  

‘I Would Have Jumped Off A Roof For Mao': Li Cunxin, ‘Mao’s Last Dancer’, From The Cultural Revolution To The 21st-Century West

“Forced into ballet as a child in Mao’s China, Li Cunxin defected to the US and had to work as a stockbroker to support his family back home. But he never quit dancing. As he brings the Queensland Ballet to Britain, he talks about his ...

13 hours, 17 minutes ago   -  

Harper Lee’s Attorney Takes Over Another Piece Of The ‘Mockingbird’ Brand: The Annual Play In Monroeville

Tonja Carter, who rediscovered the manuscript of Go Set a Watchman and sued the local museum over its gift shop’s Mockingbird-themed merchandise, has formed a company to produce the stage adaptation of the novel in the town’s historic ...
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