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The best internet radio stations

There's a whole lot of good radio out there which isn't made up of soporific playlists and banal chatter but it isn't always easy to find. With this in mind, we've compiled a list of the best internet radio stations, which are guaranteed to introduce you to something fresh, whatever your …

How to play Iago

One man's obsession with rediscovering a lost typeface

The Doves Press was one of a number of private printing presses operating at the start of the 20th Century.<p>The press was established by TJ Cobden-Sanderson, with Emery Walker joining later as partner. The pair commissioned Edward Prince to punch cut the single-sized 16 pt text that was used in all …

Typography

Simon Russell Beale: it’s fine to take liberties with Shakespeare

Acclaimed actor says we shouldn’t be purists about the text – as long as it still makes coherent, emotional sense<p>Many regard him as the greatest classical actor of his generation, with King Lear and Hamlet among his acclaimed Shakespearean roles. But, despite his reverence for the Bard, Simon …

The Theatre

You MUST mock

I expect some think my being in Paris at the moment rather vain or sanctimonious or publicity-seeking — something bad anyway. It’s really just a …

Who owns the HANDKERCHIEF?

<b>Bianca & Cassio seemed to be very happy together, right? Well, after the following occurrence I changed my mind. Emilia recently found the</b> …

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear: 'Othello and Iago are a bit cracked'

Adrian Lester and Rory Kinnear are seated close together in a little room at the National theatre, murmuring to one another, drinking water and eating peanuts. Well, Kinnear eats the nuts; Lester just drinks the water. Kinnear, who is playing Iago in the new production of Othello that opens this …

RSC casts its first black Iago for next year's Stratford-staged Othello

The Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) has cast its first ever black Iago, leading the company's artistic director Gregory Doran to acknowledge it could make Othello a very different play when it's staged next year in Stratford-upon-Avon.<p>Doran announced a new production with Hugh Quarshie taking the …

First black Iago cast in Shakespeare's Othello

‘I hate the Moor’, declares Iago in Act One of Shakespeare’s play 'Othello'. Iago, one of literature’s darkest villains, is on a single-minded …

Network Awesome

Movie - Othello (Orson Welles, 1952)<p><b>Oh no, that show seems to be broken !</b><p>Wanna watch something else ?<p>Recommendations:<p>Gorgeous Ladies Of …

Othello review – a powerful, sickening parable of modern man

Towards the end of the State Theatre Company of South Australia’s Othello, Desdemona (Ashton Malcolm) and Emilia (Elena Carapetis) sit together under moonlight, drinking and talking. At a camp on the edge of a battlefield, Desdemona cries, questioning what led her husband to attack her, and …

Frantic Assembly’s Othello: ‘You don’t want to put people off Shakespeare for ever’

As director Scott Graham’s reimagined Othello arrives in London, he and Frantic co-founder Steven Hoggett talk about their stage ethos, parting company professionally, and the importance of bad student theatre<p>The morning after the choreographer and movement director Steven Hoggett was snapped …

Time I

Readability Is a Myth

There aren't "difficult" books and "easy" ones. There are books that are difficult for some people, and easy for others.<p>What's the most difficult book you've ever read? For me, at least within recent memory, there's no question—the book that was hardest for me to slog through, the book that I would …

Leviathan

Ways to have fun at the beach.<p>As I grow older, I find that the people I know become crazy in one of two ways. The first is animal crazy—more specifically, dog crazy. They’re the ones who, when asked if they have children, are likely to answer, “A black lab and a sheltie-beagle mix named Tuckahoe.” …

The Cutthroat World of Elite Public Schools

Can selective-admissions policies ever be fair?<p>In September 2012, the NAACP’s legal arm joined forces with two other advocacy groups to file a federal civil rights complaint against New York City’s public school system. The issue at hand was—and still is—the city’s nine elite public high schools. …

How Black Students Tend to Learn Science

Transforming a lecture into a more active experience is one possible way of fixing STEM's diversity dilemma.<p>Ryan Hynd wouldn't call it an <i>epiphany</i> but he doesn’t deny that the research program he joined the summer of his junior year at Georgia Tech shaped his career. “It wasn't exactly a turning …

Online education run amok?

Private companies want to scoop up your child's data.<p>Massive open online courses, first envisioned as a way to democratize higher education, have made their way into high schools, but Washington is powerless to stop the flood of personal data about teenage students from flowing to private …

BBC Radio 4 - In Our Time, The Divine Right of Kings

The In Our Time Listeners' Top 10<p>If you’re new to In Our Time, this is a good place to start.<p>The Matter of the North<p>Melvyn Bragg explores the pivotal role of England's north in shaping modern Britain.<p>In Our Time podcasts<p>Every episode of In Our Time is available to download.<p>Arts and Ideas …

Charles Manson 'marriage': US murderer 'granted licence'

American mass murderer Charles Manson, 80, has reportedly been granted a licence to marry a 26-year-old woman who has been visiting him in prison.<p>The marriage licence was issued 10 days ago for Manson and Afton Elaine Burton, the Associated Press reports.<p>Manson is serving a life sentence for the …

Epitaphic Fictions of Robert Louis Stevenson & Philip Larkin

By Daniel Bosch April 29, 2014<p>Arts & Culture<p><i>The second in a three-part series on writers’ epitaphs. Read yesterday’s installment here.</i><p>John Singer Sargent, <i>Portrait of Robert Louis Stevenson</i>, 1887<p>There is very little that’s puzzling about Philip Larkin’s two-penny upright “This Be the Verse” …

Lady Macbeth

This article is about the character in Shakespeare's Macbeth. For other uses, see Lady Macbeth (disambiguation).<p><b>Lady Macbeth</b> is a leading character …

In Cyberspace: a love letter | Joanna Walsh

I’m at a cafe table. It doesn’t matter which country. I’ve been travelling for a long time. By train. Nine, ten different countries in thirty days, a …

Gunpowder, treason and plot: literary conspiracy theories for bonfire night

Remember, Remember the Fifth of November, the day Guy Fawkes was discovered in the cellar of the House of Lords with 36 barrels of gunpowder, in one of history’s great conspiracies. The precise details of the gunpowder plot have been contested over the centuries. Was Fawkes part of a group of …

Star Wars gets the Willie Shakespeare treatment

“To R2B2B or not to R2B2B"—that is the question in a new book by Ian Doescher titled <i>William Shakespeare’s Star Wars</i>.<p>The construct is simple. You know …

Star Wars

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