Megan Fabiano

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The Best Broadway Musical That Doesn’t Exist

Broadway loves a messy, washed-up diva who cleans up (only so much) for a comeback, and on Monday night that diva was “Smash.” It’s been two years since NBC cancelled the series, a musical drama about the making of a Broadway show. For two seasons of “Smash,” we followed the bumpy, grindy …

Marilyn Monroe

The Shakespeare Algorithm

In 1727, a writer and editor named Lewis Theobald was preparing to unveil “Double Falsehood,” a tragicomedy that he said was based on manuscripts of a lost play by Shakespeare. “The good old Master of the English Drama is by a kind of Miracle recall’d from his Grave, and given to us once again,” …

Instrumental to Signature’s success, orchestra shines in Sondheim revue

Why did Sheryl Crow and “Chicago” composer John Kander bring their very different new musicals to Arlington’s Signature Theatre this season? Lots of reasons, but none bigger than the fact that for 25 years, Signature has taken care that the music in its musicals always gets a high priority.<p>It’s a …

Stephen Sondheim

Hamlet review – Benedict Cumberbatch is the sanest of Danes

Cumberbatch is a strikingly eloquent Hamlet in an evening of fitful illumination<p>I don’t think I have ever seen a more rational <i>Hamlet</i>. When Benedict Cumberbatch tots up his bodkins, whips, fardels and slings in “To be or not to be”, he might be enlisting the audience’s support in a debate about …

‘O brave new world!’: Silent Shakespeare streaming on the Globe Player

Re Lear (1910)I love early cinema in all its wild and strange glory, but there is a special place in my heart for Shakespeare adaptations, especially …

William Shakespeare

Benedict Cumberbatch’s Hamlet Could Usher in an Era of Blockbuster Shakespeare

At times in Lyndsey Turner’s production of <i>Hamlet</i>, the hottest London theater ticket in at least a decade, Benedict Cumberbatch is suddenly …

Shakespeare by the Sea going strong despite set-backs

The theatre company lost the use of their indoor space and so has had to cancel shows due to inclement weather.<p>Enter stage left, onto a field, into …

Michael Fassbender Is at His Most Epic in the Macbeth Trailer

Shakespeare gets his own Game of Thrones.<p>Superstitious actors believe that, if one utters "Macbeth" in a theater, disaster will strike. Shakespeare's tragedy is so grim, so haunted by its own ghastly imagery, evoking it will literally summon Macbeth's inner demons to a modern stage. So we're …

Michael Fassbender

Career Options With a Graduate Degree in Psychology

Students who are interested in studying psychology are often advised that earning a graduate degree is a good idea, and in some cases even a basic …

What makes psychology and geography grads the most employable?

We asked our experts why they thought geography and psychology graduates were found to be least likely to be unemployed<p>A study of the graduate class of 2009 found 8.9 per cent were out of work in January 2010 - the highest unemployment level for 17 years. The poll, by the Higher Education Careers …

The Basics of Industrial-Organizational Psychology

Industrial-organizational psychology is the branch of psychology that applies psychological theories and principles to organizations. Often referred …

6 Reasons Why Rebellious Kids Turn Out To Be More Successful

Does your child get sent home with a note from the teachers because of disobedience, defiance or maybe talking back to almost everyone? Here’s a …

What Is Evolutionary Psychology?

Evolutionary psychology is a powerful approach to understanding human behavior and mental processes – leading to advancements in such important …

Psychology

The Psychology of Writing and the Cognitive Science of the Perfect Daily Routine

Reflecting on the ritualization of creativity, Bukowski famously scoffed that “air and light and time and space have nothing to do with.” Samuel Johnson similarly contended that “a man may write at any time, if he will set himself doggedly to it.” And yet some of history’s most successful and …

Ignoring Failure, Rejection and Other Common Psychological 'Injuries' Can Damage Your Mental Health

We sustain common psychological injuries such as failure or rejection just as often as we do physical injuries such as cuts or scrapes. But while it's obvious to us that physical injuries can get worse if left untreated, that cuts can become infected, that colds can turn into pneumonia, we have no …

Heavy Social Media Use Linked With Mental Health Issues In Teens

Most members of Generation Z can't imagine life without Facebook, Snapchat, Instagram and Twitter. Nearly one in four teens reports being online …

Doctors Treat Depression With Brain Magnets

Meghan McGill was a freshman in college when she was diagnosed with depression. She lost interest in reading and dancing, two of her favorite …

Educational Leadership:Resilience and Learning:Havens of Resilience

Resilience research also answers the question I asked myself many times after I grew into adulthood—a question that every educator has asked at one …

New Finding Suggests a Way to Block Stress Damage

<b>Ketamine, an anesthetic sometimes abused as a street drug, increases the synaptic connections between brain cells and in low doses acts as a powerful</b> …

Neuroscience

Parents who shame kids are committing ‘child abuse’: psychology prof

TORONTO — A University of Toronto psychology professor is sounding off on the lasting impact a parent’s shaming can have on children. It’s a topic …