Romeo and Juliet

Now That It’s You by Tawna Fenske - Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

<i>Now That It’s You</i><p>September 6, 2016 · Montlake Romance<p><b>This RITA® Reader Challenge 2017 review was written by HeatherMarie. This story was nominated</b> …

Books

How I kept my ballerina body... aged 54. By dancer Alessandra Ferri

How has Alessandra Ferri, 54, remained in-demand in the youth-worshipping world of ballet? She talks about willpower, six-hour workouts, and ageing exceptionally gracefully<p>On 3 June, Alessandra Ferri will appear in the ballet Marguerite and Armand at the Royal Opera House. As Marguerite Gautier, …

Ballet

Your Guide to Summer TV 2017

Spring seamlessly blends into summer these days on the television front as there's no rest for the wicked and there's rarely a break for TV lovers. …

TV

Still Star-Crossed Cast Photos: Who's Who?

Welcome to Shondaland's next big thing!<p>Still Star-Crossed is a new ABC summer drama that explores the aftermath of the star-crossed lovers' deaths. …

William Shakespeare

Nicole Kidman Looks Like A Crazed David Bowie From Labyrinth In First Look At New Film!

<b>Nicole Kidman</b> may not know how to clap, but dammit she knows how to accessorize!The <b>Oscar</b> winner has transformed herself once again for a role, this …

Nicole Kidman

The Cutest Thing You'll Read Today: Neighbor Cats Scottie and Sophie Are Falling in Love (and Documenting It on Instagram)

It was love at first sniff.<p>Two years ago in a Boston neighborhood, Scottie spied Sophie, the new rescue cat next door, and was instantly smitten, …

Cats

Washington Ballet unrolls a season of world premieres and masterworks

The creative buzz of brand-new work returns in force for the Washington Ballet’s 2017-2018 season, which will feature three world premieres in a single evening, as well as enduring gems and company premieres by such luminaries as Alexei Ratmansky, Jerome Robbins and John Cranko.<p>Additionally, as a …

William Shakespeare

The Keepers binge recap

Who killed Sister Cathy? <i>The Keepers</i>, from director Ryan White, dives into the life and untimely death of a Baltimore nun, whose unsolved murder still lingers nearly five decades after the fact. As you dive into Netflix’s chilling new true-crime series, follow along as we recap each of the seven …

In teen tale ‘Everything, Everything,’ genuine emotions never get out

Some 41 years after John Travolta played “The Boy in the Plastic Bubble” and 25 years after the debut of the famous “Bubble Boy” episode of …

Everything, Everything Movie Review (2017)

Charismatic film actors can work miracles with so-so material. But there usually comes a point when they can no longer camouflage that the story they …

Driver's Licenses

AI Podcast: AI Will Enhance VR, Founder of IBM’s VR/AR Labs Effort Says

Romeo and Juliet. Peanut butter and chocolate. AI and VR.“They are star-crossed lovers, they’re destined for one another,” Director of Product for …

Nvidia

Weekend Trip Guide: Where to Stay, Eat, and Drink in Verona

The perfect trifecta of food, wine, and picturesque views.<p>It makes sense that the historic city which set the scene for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers Romeo and Juliet also houses some of the most beautiful architecture and scenic landscapes out there. It's hard to imagine anyone <i>not</i> falling in …

Europe

Apartments proposed for Comic Book College site

A corner that once supported two side-by-side comic book stores is slated to hold a four-story building with apartments and retail, pending city …

Comic Books

Rights Report: Week of May 16, 2017

New deals this week for Kristen Simmons, Kathryn Barker, Donna Cooner, and more.

Books

A peace accelerator in the Mideast desert

The opening of the region’s first joint scientific research center brings together Israelis, Iranians, Palestinians, Turks, and others for work on a …

Middle East

No Taboos at the Elysee as Mrs. Macron Signals Change in France - Bloomberg

As Emmanuel Macron and his wife Brigitte settle in to the Elysee Palace, their unconventional partnership stands as a symbol of the changes the new …

France

A VC's Tale in Five Shoes

If you actually know me, you know I have a bit of a shoe obsession. If you are old enough to remember Imelda Marcos’ closet, just know she has …

Shoes

Léonore Baulac becomes a rising star in ballet

Léonore Baulac is the new principal dancer of the Paris Opera Ballet, one of the most selective ballet companies in the world alongside Moscow's …

Ballet

When men were paid to trample tulips

A photo in the media this week reminded Kelly Grovier of an episode during the 17th-Century tulip mania, when armed guards patrolled fields and stomped on the bulbs to drive up prices.<p>Shakespeare has a lot to answer for. Without him, there would never have been a “cold-blooded” murder (he coined …

Tulips

Ontario school board tosses Shakespeare for indigenous writers

Print<p>When parents in Ontario’s Lambton Kent District School Board learned the mandatory Grade 11 English course was being replaced with an indigenous …

Education

Palazzo Victoria, Verona - Roman Ruins & a Love Wall

Have you ever been to Verona? If not, then you really shouldn’t miss this charming Italian city, there is so much to see and do here. Lake Garda and …

Europe

Book Deals: Week of May 15, 2017

McMorris Lands Six Figures at Sourcebooks<p>In a six-figure world rights agreement, Kristina McMorris sold two historical novels, at auction, to …

Books

Ask Dr. Vinny

<i>Dear Dr. Vinny,</i><p><i>What can you tell me about wormwood? I came across wormwood-infused wines when I was in Europe. It gave the wines a bit of an</i> …

Absinthe

Romance of words

An early edition of Romeo and Juliet is part of a stunning collection of treasures the British Library has brought to China. Mei Jia reports.The 1599 …

Literature

What's on in Beijing (May 13-19)

Discover the best things to do in Beijing with our weekly roundup of art and exhibitions, music and performances, and trending activities to do …

William Shakespeare

Report: ‘Scandal’ Is Coming To An End After Seventh Season

Source: Michael Kovac / Getty<i>Scandal</i> fans might find themselves mourning in upcoming weeks due to news that the series will end after its seventh …

TV

17 New Shows to Have on Your Radar This Summer

I live for cheesy, soapy, reality TV in the Summer, but there if you prefer something scripted, there are a handful of new options hitting the small screen this Summer. The major networks all have something in the works, but Netflix is already emerging as a major player. In addition to debuting new …

TV

The Wedding of the Century Took Place This Weekend

After a 2.5-year courtship that began as most modern love stories do, with a YouTube announcement, Oscar-winning screenwriter <b>Dustin Lance Black</b> and …

Weddings

Shakespeare According to Tumblr

Do you find it difficult to relate to life according to a 16th century English playwright? Never traded places with your twin brother just to mess …

Books

Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black share stunning first wedding photos (and deny THAT Romeo and Juliet rumour)

<b>Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black have shared the first photographs of their stunning wedding at Bovey Castle, while also denying reports of a Romeo</b> …

Tom Daley