dead poets society
School’s almost out for the year, but let’s take a moment to recognize some A+ on-screen mentors.
Steven Levenson's book for "Dear Evan Hansen" is one of the most vividly constructed texts for a musical in recent years
No wonder Patti Lupone doesn't want to do theater any more. The boys come alive -- and despite their adolescent angst -- discover
Mr. Sudeikis, a veteran of "Saturday Night Live," is fine and altogether convincing as Keating. He doesn't make us forget
I was in high school at the time and my experience with education had been less than stellar. I had teachers that destroyed subjects for me. Teachers that didn't care. And then there was Dead Poets Society.
The late Robin Williams has over 100 acting credits. It's nearly impossible to pick a favorite, or 10 favorites. But here is our best shot at the legend's 10 best on screen roles.
He "begged" Richard Linklater for a part in the director's spiritual sequel to "Dazed and Confused" Hawke spent a huge chunk
Ethan Hawke's second major film, 1989's "Dead Poets Society," placed the young actor under the tutelage of Robin Williams
Teachers can and do make a real difference in children's lives, and a real reform agenda would make investments in improving teacher quality. But we must not pretend that eliminating due process would improve teacher quality, that raising students' test scores is the sole solution or that teacher quality is the only educational obstacle facing students.
As this new school year begins, I am grateful for what Robin Williams gave, glad that his wit and generosity as John Keating inspire me this week to ask my 9th grade girls to stand on their desks to get another perspective on their world.