Attending this was one of the handful of cultural treats my wife and I splurged on during our grad student days.
LA Times – Canada's Stratford Festival losing 'Shakespeare' from its name.
For more than 20 years, Navy archaeologist Steve Schwartz searched for that cave. It was believed to be home to the island’s most famous inhabitant, a Native American woman who survived on the island for 18 years, abandoned and alone, and became the inspiration for “Island of the Blue Dolphins,” one of the 20th century’s [...]
Yet though it’s widely celebrated, The Hobbit’s always kind of existed in the shadow of Tolkien’s other great work, The Lord of the Rings. Corey Olsen, self-described “Tolkien professor,” tells Guy Raz, host of weekends on All Things Considered, that Tolkien fans tend to fall in love with The Hobbit as children, then move [...]
An intelligent, thoughtful, well-written review of the best of the Star Trek movies. And kudos to the headline writer — amazingly nerdy and appropriate for this story.
We know that “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan” (1982) is the best of all of the “Star Trek” movies. I am not stating [...]
Bernstein recognizes the affect that difficulty first releases — anxiety, reluctance, the deep breath as one gathers resolve to do something difficult, such as read a poem known for its difficulty. His performance includes several masks, switching the impression to a generic Dr. Phil (“Difficult poems are not like this because of something you as [...]
“But I’m going to be a video game designer!” protests one of my Grade 10 English students. “I don’t need to be able to read novels or write essays.”
The way the game is rigged right now, in order to gain admission to a reputable video game design program in a traditional post-secondary institution, one [...]
In 1812 Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm published Children’s and Household Tales in the German region of Westphalia and its influence slowly spread all over the world. The Grimms’ book, which they updated in their lifetime, is the second bestselling book in the German language after the Bible.
While many in Britain will have first experienced [...]
The tusks that clashed in mighty brawls Of mastodons, are billiard balls.
The sword of Charlemagne the Just Is ferric oxide, known as rust.
The grizzly bear whose potent hug Was feared by all, is now a rug.
Great Caesar’s bust is on my shelf, And I don’t feel so well myself.
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