Robert Louis Stevenson
Nobel Prize winner Edith Wharton once said, “There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects
Rural Burmese roads are clogged with herds of gentle cattle, and churning by on bikes and donkey carts, everyone smiles. When
A thought for every child today, trapped in an assembly line. For the one hundred and sixty-eight million locked inside a
My mother, who had chirped the lullaby, "Rock-a-bye, baby," in my ear every day when I was an infant, pointed out that, in
Who could possibly dream of trotting out another version of a story that has been adapted for film and TV more than 50 times
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This week, stage spellbinder Mary Zimmerman returns to Berkeley Rep where she has staged numerous productions.
'The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Miss Osbourne' Five Varieties of Love Romance, and more, in the films of 2015. By Adrian
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Final Days for John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends at The Metropolitan Museum of Art
The exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art John Singer Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends is in its final days, ending October 4th. I was fortunate to be invited to give two talks during the exhibit examining Sargent's work from an artist perspective.
Armed with a flashlight and a guide, I explored the caves at Norman Island. The swim from the boat to the caves was an underwater
But in thinking about the choice voters are facing -- to remain Scottish within Britain, or to become solely Scottish -- I was reminded that Scottish writers have been thinking about the themes of split personalities and multiple identities for the past few centuries.
Kelley Armstrong has published twenty-one fantasy novels, thirteen of which have been part of her Women of the Otherworld series. Her novels blend suspense and the supernatural.
Internationally acclaimed, their books have been translated into dozens of languages, and are regularly on best-seller lists. Peter and Ian are being interviewed together since they collaborated on a story in Face Off, a collection of short stories by some of the world's greatest thriller writers.
Nuku-what? Mention James Michener and the musical South Pacific, and most people will say Bali Hai. This is a trick question
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If someone grabbed you on the street and yelled in your face for the next two and a half hours, what would you do? Well, the cast of the Jekyll & Hyde revival at the Marquis scream until your eardrums are ready to burst.
From Flavorwire Yesterday marked the kickoff of National Novel-Writing Month (aka NaNoWriMo), the online project that challenges
I realize that continuing to slog through a novel that says "stop reading me" after 100 pages may pay dividends when I reach the end of the book. Dense can turn into sophisticated, confusing into illuminating.
For the past seven years, Katie Cromwell and Jensen Carp at Gallery 1988 have been showcasing pop culture-themed artwork
Learn about this radical reenvisioning featuring standout performances by James Nesbitt (Bloody Sunday) and Gina Bellman (Coupling), plus corporate conspiracies, weird science and, oh yes, lesbian private detectives.