Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare blunder means grade boundaries could be changed for English Literature GCSE

A Shakespeare blunder which rendered an essay question impossible to answer means that grade boundaries could be changed for English Literature GCSE.<p>The exam board OCR was forced to issue an apology after its exam paper confused two warring families in <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> by wrongly implying that …

Education

Where to Go for Your Romantic Italian Vacation

01 of 11<p>Venice is one of Italy's most beautiful and romantic cities with winding canals, gondolas, and narrow streets that are perfect for losing …

Europe

The Pepsi vs. Coke debate can affect your relationships, and we get it

When you’re trolling Tinder for a new life partner, skip the talk of religion or politics and ask dates about whether they prefer Coke or Pepsi. …

Relationships

For The Love Of Culture: Racial Hierarchies In Muslim American Dating

The ugly truth is that certain interracial marriages are more accepted than others.<p><i>Disclaimer: I am neither a religious scholar nor a sociologist. I’m just a guy who’s tired of the current status quo.</i><p>Kumail Nanjiani and Aziz Ansari are at the top of their game right now. With the release of The Big …

Racism

Why relationship experts hate 'The Notebook'

Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams have a lot to answer for<p>We've all seen <i>The Notebook</i> and wished that we had a little more romance in our lives whether …

Ryan Gosling

Crimea – the big budget Russian blockbuster the world will never see

Film depicting Vladimir Putin’s 2014 annexing of Crimea from Ukraine will only be shown in Russia and Belarus<p>“This is the kind of decision that is only taken once a century,” says a voice on the trailer for Crimea, a high-budget Russian film that dramatises the 2014 Russian takeover of the …

Russia

(Re)Naming Yourself in Asia and Beyond

Our names have history, so when they’re changed they reflect the new reality and erase the past. For hundreds of years, Taiwan’s Indigenous people were forced to adopt Chinese names, thereby becoming Sinicized and subsumed within the ethnically Han clan.<p>In these more enlightened times and given the …

China

15 Actors Who Were WAY Too Old For Their Roles

It’s not unheard of that actors play characters who are a different age than they are in real life. Just look at any teen horror movie. It doesn’t …

Movies

Katherine Langford Looks Like a Renaissance Princess at the Teen Choice Awards

While watching Katherine Langford star as Hannah Baker in <b>13 Reasons Why</b>, we all saw that girl has range! And now, based on her beauty look at the …

Teen Choice Awards

Our Winged Brains: The Appeal of Winged Creatures in Genre Fiction

In around 1003, a man died leaping off a mosque roof with wooden wings. In 1912 a misguided fellow jumped off the Eiffel Tower trying out his new …

X-Men

Nine Lives

In the nineteen-sixties and seventies, Hampton Fancher appeared on more than fifty TV shows and starred in several obscure films. Only two obstacles kept him from becoming a true leading man. One was his hair, a thick brown thatch like an oriole’s nest. “You couldn’t even find the scalp,” Fancher …

Philip K. Dick

The Divide review – Romeo and Juliet meets The Handmaid's Tale in Ayckbourn dystopia

King’s theatre, Edinburgh Alan Ayckbourn’s projection of a plague-ravaged future where sexes are segregated contains many nice ironies and performances, but strains patience over its six hours<p>Alan Ayckbourn, as we know from plays like Henceforward and Comic Potential, is fascinated by …

Literature

Fighting Apathy, Neglect and Racism to Give Left-Behind Learners a Chance

A friend of mine jokingly refers to me a “Pryzbylewski,” referring to the cop-turned-teacher in “The Wire” who develops a strong relationship with …

Education

Trippie Redd Is on the Way to Becoming Soundcloud Rap's Frank Sinatra

Soundcloud rap needs its signature crooner. The internet-driven scene tends to embrace harsh and abrasive sounds, but as it grows in prominence, the subculture is broadening its palette as well. Trippie Redd is only a year removed from posting his first notable work online, but the 18 year old from …

Music

Interpolitical Dating: the Romeo and Juliet Story of Our Times?

<i>Rose McDermott is a professor of international relations at Brown University and a fellow in the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Her research</i> …

Culture

This 'Riverdale' Deleted Scene Would've Changed Everything for Betty and Jughead

Betty and Jughead ended the first season of <i>Riverdale</i> stronger than ever—but the cast keeps dropping hints that rough waters are ahead for them. With his father in jail, Jughead has to move to the Southside of town, which means he has to transfer schools. This move also brings him …

Deleted Scenes

Five Outtakes From the First Day of Testimony at the Taylor Swift Trial

When Mueller took the stand, he told the court that he was pursuing the case to clear his name after losing his career in radio, his "passion." "It's …

Denver

Woman who told boyfriend to kill himself asks family to take home his ashes and belongings

A woman who encouraged her boyfriend in text messages to take his own life reportedly requested to take home his ashes after the funeral.

Crime

10 Best Dance Movies to Binge Watch This Weekend

You know those days when you don't feel like getting out of bed? Or, those moments after dance class when your legs feel like literal JELLO, but you …

Lifestyle

Three Cheers For Free Shakespeare — But Not For The Class System In The Audience

Support the news<p>Commentary<p>This weekend, as the first warm week of August draws to a close, so too does the three-week run of Commonwealth Shakespeare …

William Shakespeare

Outdoor theatre companies getting stage fright about rainy summer

Last week I went to see Driftwood Theatre Group’s production of Shakespeare’s <i>Othello</i> in Toronto’s Taylor Creek Park.<p>I rented a lawn chair, swabbed on …

William Shakespeare

Watch Romeo and Juliet Fall in Love on Vancouver’s Granville Island

Pictured: Company of Romeo & Juliet; Photo by Emily Jane King (sourced from CTYP Facebook page)Prepare to be swept away with romance and cry tragic …

Vancouver

'The Wire' actor to host 'Wire'-themed Quizzo night at London Grill

Who is the Philadelphia-born actor who played Detective Vernon Holley on HBO’s much-loved <i>The Wire</i>?<p>If you answered “Brian Anthony Wilson,” then you …

Philadelphia

Five Reasons to Leave the House This Weekend

Including Shakespeare on the Common, Frankie Ballard at the Paradise Rock Club, and more.<p>August 3, 2017, 8:00 a.m.<p>Photo Courtesy of Evgenia …

Boston

ENB make Nureyev's drama soar - Romeo and Juliet, Festival Hall, review

In her Royal Ballet days, Tamara Rojo was an absolute marvel of a Juliet. In fact, a March 2006 performance at Covent Garden that paired her passionate Capulet with Carlos Acosta’s lusty Montague remains perhaps the most emotionally devastating thing I’ve ever seen on a stage.<p>Now both director and …

Ballet

8 of Our Favorite Forbidden Romances

Romeo and Juliet may be the most famous incarnation of the forbidden romance, but they’re far from the last. Whether it’s blood feud or law or …

Books

Romeo and Juliet, Royal Festival Hall, London, review: an uphill struggle

English National Ballet's <i>Romeo and Juliet</i> is full of things that don't fit. Rudolf Nureyev's production has bright ideas that don't find satisfying …

Ballet

The three things you need to know today in Chicago: Wed, Aug 2

1. Tickets are still available to see indie rock veterans Spoon play at Metro ahead of their Lollapalooza performance. The show is at 9pm and tickets …

William Shakespeare

English National Ballet's Romeo & Juliet

Romeo & Juliet is one of the most famous and popular ballets, with the lead roles coveted by dancers world over for the drama and emotion of the …

Dance