We’ve learned to understand Shakespeare from the likes of Laurence Olivier (or perhaps the likes of Ethan Hawke). To our ears, Olivier seems to define the sound of Shakespeare, but he was probably way
You get none of the credit and do a lot of the work: who’d be a drummer? Deirdre O’Callaghan asks some of the best in the world. Introduction by Stella Mozgawa of Warpaint I’m not sure what kind of person
The best that cinema has had to offer since 2000 as picked by 177 film critics from around the world. “They don’t make ‘em like they used to.” How often have we all heard that resigned expression? How
The 1970s was arguably the single decade of the 20th century when recorded music was most central to culture. There were, of course, fewer kinds of media competing for the average consumer’s time—television
The release of Justin Kurzel’s Macbeth, starring Michael Fassbender and Marion Cotillard, has sent critics into a frenzy. Peter Bradshaw praised the movie’s “operatic verve”; Variety called it “fearsomely
By now, it's pretty much settled: No one debates that Shakespeare was one of the greatest writers in the English language. What is debatable, however, is just how much today's audiences actually understand
Shakespeare revealed as expert amateur botanist as 49 specimens identified in his works He was master of the pithy put down, the romantic sonnet and the dramatic plot twists to capture the public imagination
Last week, the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced that it had commissioned thirty-six playwrights to translate all of Shakespeare’s plays into modern English. The backlash began immediately, with O.S.F.
Steven Pinker finds insight into the frailty of human nature within Measure for Measure. By Heart is a series in which authors share and discuss their all-time favorite passages in literature. See entries
Each design is customized to the individual. People don't typically think of veins as beautiful. They cover the ones that protrude or appear a little too dark by wearing long shirtsleeves or powder. But
If that's not dedication, what is? When teachers at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania return to their jobs Wednesday for the first day of school, they will not be making minimum wage.
In the name of emotional well-being, college students are increasingly demanding protection from words and ideas they don’t like. Here’s why that’s disastrous for education—and mental health. Something