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West End Review: ‘Emilia’

We know next to nothing of the “Dark Lady of the Sonnets” — nothing beyond what Shakespeare tells us in 26 stanzas of overblown verse. Her eyes were nothing like the sun, of course – “raven black,” so he claims – and her lips were either paler than coral, as in Sonnet 130, or else […]
Tags: Reviews, Emilia, Morgan Lloyd Malcolm, Othello, Shakespeare

Prince Charles unveils Shakespeare statue, banters with Cubans

The Prince of Wales, who is a keen conservationist, and his wife Camilla were guided on their city tour by Eusebio Leal, an historian widely recognized for overseeing a facelift of the Cuban capital's historic center. "He told me the best thing about my place was the air conditioning," chuckled Josefina Hernandez, 58, who runs a private barbershop in Old Havana that Charles stopped to visit, sitting down in one of the antique swivel seats with red leather upholstery.
Tags: News, Wales, Prince Charles, Camilla, Charles, Shakespeare, Old Havana, Eusebio Leal, Josefina Hernandez

Word of the week: Cow

Last week’s headlines were full of bovine references. I’m not talking about the usual bull: This was all about a fake cow with hundreds of thousands of (presumably) real Twitter followers—a cowfluencer, you might say—that’s being sued by a sitting U.S. congressman. The cow in question (1,200 followers on March 18, 634,000 followers on March 24):   The congressman (404,000 followers):   Yes, Devin Nunes of California’s Central Valley, the ranking Republican on the House Intellige...
Tags: Twitter, Books, Politics, California, Washington, White House, Russia, Poetry, Connecticut, Linguistics, Humor, Shakespeare, House Intelligence Committee, UC Berkeley, Fort Worth, Central Valley

'Miranda In Milan:' No Woman Is An Island

Katharine Duckett's new novel picks up where Shakespeare's Tempest left off, following sorceror's daughter Miranda to her new life as a court lady — a life which proves darker than she'd hoped.(Image credit:
Tags: Milan, News, Shakespeare, Miranda, Katharine Duckett

This obscure Steam game makes me feel… nothing (and that’s the point)

Shakespeare had it right: “A sad tale’s best for winter.” If you’ve ever wanted to experience the cold, existential despair of being bored and alone on a winter night, a game that fills that niche recently appeared on Steam — a strange little experience titled “It’s Winter.” Sometimes there comes a Steam game so unusual that you’re not quite sure what to make of it. Last time I had that feeling, it was when I discovered Viscera Cleanup Detail (for those of you who haven’t heard of that game befo...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Shakespeare

This plotless game set in a Russian apartment fills me with lovely existential despair

Shakespeare had it right: “A sad tale’s best for winter.” If you’ve ever wanted to experience the cold, existential despair of being bored and alone on a winter night, a game that fills that niche recently appeared on Steam — a strange little experience titled “It’s Winter.” Sometimes there comes a Steam game so unusual that you’re not quite sure what to make of it. Last time I had that feeling, it was when I discovered Viscera Cleanup Detail (for those of you who haven’t heard of that game befo...
Tags: Startups, Gaming, Shakespeare

Was Shakespeare Really Queer? The Sonnets Are Pretty Clear

Sandra Newman looks at the 126 Shakespeare sonnets (out of a total of 154) addressed to the Fair Youth, at other sonnets and love poetry of the time and place, and at what Shakespeare’s contemporaries said and wrote about male-male sex and love (especially in the theatre). Then she applies Occam’s Razor. – Aeon
Tags: Art, People, Words, Shakespeare, Occam, Sandra Newman, 03.18.19

Physicists Reverse Time for Tiny Particles Inside a Quantum Computer

Time goes in one direction: forward. Little boys become old men but not vice versa; teacups shatter but never spontaneously reassemble. This cruel and immutable property of the universe, called the "arrow of time," is fundamentally a consequence of the second law of thermodynamics, which dictates that systems will always tend to become more disordered over time. But recently, researchers from the U.S. and Russia have bent that arrow just a bit -- at least for subatomic particles.In the new study...
Tags: Science, Russia, New Hampshire, Shakespeare, Illinois, Quantum Computer, Dartmouth College, University of Sydney, Bartlett, Argonne National Laboratory, Valerii Vinokur, Vinokur, Stephen Bartlett, James Whitfield, Times Quantum

(C)lean Messaging: How To Make Your Great Idea Appeal To The Masses

by Scott Brown, Executive Director at UpRamp and author of “(C)lean Messaging“ Every aspiring entrepreneur lives in pursuit of that lightbulb moment. The big idea. An unparalleled innovation. In today’s interconnected world, good ideas are all around us. Ever asked yourself, “What if all the good ideas are taken?” Consider this: Somewhere in the world right now, Shakespeare’s play Hamlet is being performed on stage. It’s not a new idea. In fact, the play is the same wherever it’s shown. But her...
Tags: Startups, Scott Brown, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Golden Gate Bridge, Sarah, Scott, Business Communication, Advice For The Young At Heart, Business Advice, Startup Advice, Sarah Sarah, Cookie Company, Clean Messaging, UpRamp

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 15-22

  Meow Meow and Thomas Lauderdale perform on March 21 at the Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever. (Courtesy photo by Preston Thalindroma)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Pioneer Cemetery tours: San Fernando Valley Historical Society docents discuss the property, the second oldest cemetery in the San Fernando V...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Movies + TV, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

10 Best Tim Roth Roles

10 Best Tim Roth Roles A British actor with an incredible knack for American accents, actor Tim Roth has managed to make a name for himself in both the United Kingdom and the United States throughout his decades upon decades as an actor. Known for his collaborations with Quentin Tarantino as well as his turn as Dr. Cal Lightman on the FOX television show Lie to Me, Roth remains an important part of films on both sides of the pond. No stranger to the silver screen or the big screen, Roth has ...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Fox, Britain, United States, Selma, United Kingdom, Paris, Quentin Tarantino, Shakespeare, Hamlet, Michael Gambon, Ava Duvernay, David Lynch, Helen Mirren, Stephen Frears

Theater review: At A Noise Within, ‘Othello’ finds relevancy, but at a price

Shakespeare’s stories are timeless. Love, hate, friendship, family — these are among his evergreen themes. Theater directors know the potency of showing how Shakespeare fits our times. Sometimes they leave the plays in their original time frames, letting the story’s relevancy speak for itself; sometimes directors update the settings a few centuries; and sometimes they set the plays in the present. From left, Henderson, Wayne T. Carr, Michael Manuel, and Jeremy Rabb appear in “Othello.” (Phot...
Tags: Los Angeles, Sport, Soccer, Shakespeare, Othello, Mediterranean, Southern California, Desdemona, Cassio, Soto, Bianca, Erica Soto, Craig Schwartz, Foothill Blvd Pasadena, Dany Margolies, Jessica Kubzansky

‘Splash’ at 35: This Tom Hanks Sex Comedy Was a Huge Turning Point for Disney

(Welcome to The Disney Discourse, a recurring feature where Josh Spiegel discusses the latest in Disney news. He goes deep on everything from the animated classics to the theme parks to live-action franchises.) 1984 was a transitional period for Hollywood. You don’t have to be deep in the weeds of film history to know this is the year when the MPAA introduced the PG-13 rating, a response to frustrated parents who felt that the PG-rated films Gremlins and Indiana Jones and the Temple of D...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Fifty Shades Of Grey, Tim Burton, Disney, Features, Tom-Hanks, Oliver Stone, Mpaa, Walt Disney Company, Lincoln, Shakespeare, Splash, Indiana Jones, Steven Spielberg, Tron

Wuthering Heights house is for sale

You might have used SparkNotes for Wuthering Heights in high school, but if you’re in the market for a charming house in the English countryside, you should give Emily Brontë’s only novel another read. Ponden Hall, the mid-16th century home that is said to have inspired the classic novel by Emily Brontë, is now for sale. Located in West Yorkshire, the property was the site of many visits from the Brontë sisters in the 19th century. Now, the 5,000-square-foot building serves as an award-winnin...
Tags: Travel, Books, England, West Yorkshire, Shakespeare, All, Emily Bronte, Anne Brontë, Bronte, Wuthering Heights, Ponden Hall, Ponden Reservoir

Throw Deep: Heard on the Floor at the Washington Sustainable Aviation Fuels Summit

Ken “Snake” Stabler was a Super Bowl-winning quarterback and made the NFL Hall of Fame, but his life and philosophy had never, to my knowledge, been invoked at a conference on the prospects for sustainable aviation fuels. That is, until former Navy Secretary Ray Mabus told last week in Seattle of an erudite sportswriter who once quoted a scene from Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar and asked Stabler what he thought that Brutus’ words to Cassius meant: There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which, tak...
Tags: Navy, California, Washington, China, India, US, Oakland Raiders, Top Stories, Marines, Pentagon, Bill, Shakespeare, Seattle, LanzaTech, British Columbia, Julius Caesar

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 8-15

  Vox Femina Los Angeles performs on March 10 in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Vox Femina Los Angeles)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Fred Hall Show – The Ultimate Outdoor Experience: Boating, fishing, hunting and travel exhibitors, cooking demonstrations and seminars, 1-9 p.m., March 8; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. ...
Tags: Books, Events, Local News, Music + Concerts, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN

Content Get full (or shorter) OED on Kindle?

The included Oxford Dictionary of English on the Kindle is fine. But I would love to get the full Oxford English Dictionary (you know, that 20+ volume monstrosity with the whole history of the English language) in epub/kindle format. Or failing that due to the obvious file size issues, at least the 2 volume Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 6th ed., which I have in paper and supposedly has 1/3 of the entries in the full OED, as well as all words after 1700, and all words from Shakespeare or t...
Tags: Books, Amazon Kindle, Shakespeare, KJV

Rule One: Calculate Precisely Why You’re Trading Your Mustang for a Horse

I was bemused, recently, when a highly-respected and knowledgeable professional publisher intimated to me a partial preference, presumably based on a degree of evidence, for content which was aimed at lawyers, that did not rely on or make significant reference to rules. It caused me to ponder, as a sometime law publisher and one who holds certain systems of rules in high esteem, on their value, not least for purposes of providing information to lawyers and their like. It is not within my compete...
Tags: Law, Shakespeare, Richard III, MLP, Legal Publishing, Philip Wood, William Twining, Aristotle Hart Dworkin Llewellyn, Mustang Which

A ‘Restrained Homage To Over-The-Top Art’: The Museum Of The International Baroque

Justin Davidson: “There’s a certain slyly subversive quality to the displays of manuscripts, ceiling frescoes, foods, scientific instruments, silverware, home furnishings, and scenes of Monteverdi opera and Shakespeare performed in Spanish. Here [in Puebla, Mexico], a formerly colonized people have placed the colonists’ culture on display, as if to acknowledge with a hint of surprise that Europe such an advanced civilization in the 17th and 18th century.” – New York Magazine
Tags: Art, Europe, Shakespeare, Visual, Puebla Mexico, Justin Davidson, 03.04.19

‘Tolkien’ Trailer: The ‘Lord of the Rings’ Author Gets the ‘Shakespeare in Love’ Treatment

Remember Shakespeare in Love? The Oscar-winning movie in which we saw William Shakespeare being influenced by the people and events around him to write some of his most famous works? Well, that same concept is now being applied to Lord of the Rings creator J.R.R. Tolkien in Tolkien. The film shows how Tolkien’s friendships, romances and time fighting in World War I shaped events in his famous works, with Nicholas Hoult playing the famous author. Watch the latest Tolkien trailer below. Tolki...
Tags: Amazon, Movies, Finland, William Shakespeare, Movie Trailers, Shakespeare, Middle Earth, Tolkien, True Story, Tom, Nicholas Hoult, J R R Tolkien, Lily Collins, David Gleeson, Stephen Beresford, Edith Bratt

Katie Peterson's Playlist for Her Poetry Collection "A Piece of Good News"

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. Previous contributors include Jesmyn Ward, Lauren Groff, Bret Easton Ellis, Celeste Ng, T.C. Boyle, Dana Spiotta, Amy Bloom, Aimee Bender, Heidi Julavits, Hari Kunzru, and many others. Katie Peterson's A Piece of Good News is an evocative and often startling poetry collection. Publishers Weekly wrote of the book: "In the fourth collection from Peterson, a typica...
Tags: Music, California, Massachusetts, George Harrison, Pete Seeger, Barack Obama, David, Dolly Parton, Rosetta, Ikea, Jesus, Honda, Shakespeare, North Carolina, Joni Mitchell, Richard

Brendan Fraser Opens Up About His Superman Audition in the Early 2000s

Brendan Fraser can currently be seen as the DC Comics character Robotman on the DC Universe series Doom Patrol. Well, you don’t necessarily see him since he’s just providing the voice of a, well, robot man. But long before this opportunity came along, Fraser was in line to play one of the biggest DC Comics superheroes of all time. Back in the early 2000s, Brendan Fraser was still enjoying the success of The Mummy franchise and the various comedies he made throughout the ’90s. He was a pretty bi...
Tags: Movies, Superman, Bryan Singer, Shakespeare, Warner Brothers, J J Abrams, Clark, Fraser, Clark Kent, Brendan-Fraser, Brett-Ratner, Kal El, Comic Book/Superhero, Reed Richards, Robotman, Superman: Flyby

Crazy March in Italy

Marzo pazzerello Crazy March In English we say that March comes in like a lion and leaves like a lamb. Italians add a twist: "Marzo pazzerello (crazy March) arriva da leone e se ne va come un agnello." Marzo (named for Mars, the god of war) has always had a reputation for being pazzo (crazy). Someone who seems unpredictable and impulsive is said to be nato di marzo (born in March). Sole di marzo, onda di mare, pianto di donna: non ti fidare, Italians caution. (March sun, ocean wave, woman’s cr...
Tags: Travel, Italy, Shakespeare, Arriva, Julius Caesar, St Joseph, Caesar, Vento, Cari, Dianne Hales, San Giuseppe, Marzo, Teatro di Pompeo, Idi di Marzo, La Passione, Goodreads Click

Verona: The perfect destination for Shakespeare fans

Did you know that almost a third of Shakespeare’s plays are set in Italy? Two of his most famous works are even set in the city of “fair Verona”, so we thought it only apt to take a tour of the landmarks that any literature fan would be a “Shakespearean fool” to miss. Warning: Many of these locations are a fair distance from each other, leaving you two options. You can make use of the local public transport and walk, which may save you a bit of money. Alternatively, you can look into car hire at...
Tags: Travel, Europe, Italy, Shakespeare, Verona, Romeo, Travel Blog, Lear, Juliet, San Francesco, Tybalt, Capulet, Casa di Giulietta Here at Juliet 's House, San Zeno Maggiore

'The Border' Is Shakespeare For Our Times — Seriously

Don Winslow's sprawling, operatic epic about the War on Drugs has some flaws, but it does the same thing Shakespeare's histories did: It simplifies current events into messy, bloody, gripping theater.(Image credit: Beth Novey/NPR)
Tags: News, Shakespeare, Don Winslow

Bright Sheng: My Father’s Letter and Bernstein’s Question

Video Presentations and Photography by Molly Sheridan Transcription by Julia Lu We’ve been wanting to talk with Bright Sheng for years, but given his teaching schedule at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and his commitments to participate in performances of his music either as a pianist or a conductor all over the world, he has been difficult to pin down. But when we finally met with him on Presidents’ Day in his pied-à-terre across the street from Lincoln Center, it proved to be worth th...
Tags: Hong Kong, Europe, Usa, New York, Tibet, France, China, Russia, New York City, Religion, America, San Francisco, Gorbachev, Ukraine, United States, New York Times

Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, March 1-8

  Zoe, the Mexican rock band and Grammy Award winners, perform on March 6 at the Hollywood Palladium. (Photo courtesy of Zoe)   There’s always something fascinating to do in the San Fernando Valley and greater Los Angeles area. Here is a sampling of entertainments this week and also save-the-date events to put on your calendar.   EVENTS   Bianchi Planetarium at Cal State Northridge: “Winter Sky” show, 7:30, and “The Search for Life in the Universe,” 8:30 p.m. March 1. Minimum age 8. Ticke...
Tags: Local News, Art, Books, Comedy, Dance, Movies, Museum, Music, San Fernando Valley, Theater, Things to Do, Top Stories LADN

Not all golf clothing is hideous

My brother used to be some kind of Essex golf champion. Every week he’d come home with another trophy and I’d be paid about 5p to polish them all. After one tournament, he won a REALLY big trophy – so big my mum gave it pride of place on the mantelpiece so anyone who walked past the house could stop and admire it and say, ‘Ooh, look, some kind of Essex golf champion must live there, how exciting’. It also, of course, acted as a huge silver beacon for any passing burglars but this was quiet, le...
Tags: Articles, Sport, Running, Essex, Shakespeare, Ramsgate, Hetherington, Wanstead Park, Mrs Hetherington, Gentlemen Allowed Ladies Forbidden

In Coventry and elsewhere

Last week (February 20, 2019), we spent some time in Bath. There is no reason why we should not continue our journey and go to Coventry, a town in Warwickshire, 94 miles away from London. The name was widely known to those who lived through World War II because of the devastating bombing raid on Coventry in November 1940. In Great Britain, that terrible night has never been forgotten, and the ruins of the destroyed abbey (now standing close to a new one) are a permanent reminder of the raid. Cov...
Tags: Books, England, London, Wikipedia, Scarborough, Birmingham, Charles, Shakespeare, Coventry, Warwickshire, Shrewsbury, Great Britain, Henry, Galloway, Margaret, Putney

Alice in Wonderland, Hamlet, and A Christmas Carol Written in Shorthand (Circa 1919)

For hundreds of years before the regular use of dictation machines, word processors, and computers, many thousands of court records, correspondence, journalism, and so on circulated in translation. All of these texts were originally in their native language, but they were transcribed in a different writing system, then translated back into the standard orthography, by stenographers using various kinds of shorthand. In English, this meant that a mess of irregular, phonetically nonsensical spellin...
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