Matthew Lickona and Arthur Powers decide.
Last week was one of the most life-changing weeks of my entire life. My life--or what I thought would happen in my life--changed drastically. Twice. It all started on February 2nd, when I launched a Kickstarter appeal to fund a production I wanted to do on the California Missions. Here's the … [Read More...]
When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be a Broadway star, so I took every acting class and auditioned for every show that I could cram into my schedule. As you probably know, the first rule of acting is that it is not supposed to be acting–that is, the actor suspends his or her own … [Read More...]
A literary study finds that all modern narratives derive from the classic "Alien vs. Predator" conflict; along similar lines, Kirsten Andersen explains the reason why 50 Shades of Awful has been a commercial success; Prufrock ponders political poetry; the Poetry Foundation brings you some poems for … [Read More...]
When Thorne Smith liberated the gods from the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the results were as disappointing as they were hilarious. His 1931 novel, The Night Life of the Gods, involves an eccentric scientist, a mischievous leprechaun, and the Greek gods set free from their pedestals to roam the … [Read More...]
Last Sunday brought the first significant snow of the year to our town. This wasn't just any snow, mind you. We're talking about the perfect snow--32 degrees, large flakes, wet, packy snow. This is the snow that exists almost exclusively in the dreams of a child. For most grown men, such snow … [Read More...]