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Daily Mirror
Academic launches three year study to find out how important beards areOnce avoided by fashionistas, beards and facial hair now have the endorsement o
Academic launches three year study to find out how important beards are
Daily Mirror / Posted 13 hours ago
Once avoided by fashionistas, beards and facial hair now have the endorsement of hipster and celebrity alike. As George Clooney, Brad Pitt, David Beckham and even Ed Miliband embrace facial hair with fervour, thousands of hirsute east... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Canada goose season takes flightBy ANDREW TREDINNICK atredinnick@njherald.com In Charles Dickens’ “A Christma
Canada goose season takes flight
New Jersey Herald / Posted 14 hours ago
By ANDREW TREDINNICK atredinnick@njherald.com In Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol,” the Cratchit family revels in the tenderness and flavor that goes along with their prepared Christmas goose. Hunters in the area now have an opportunity to bag... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
A Christmas Carol Auditions Hosted By Back Alley ProductionsBack Alley Productions will host auditions for the retelling of Charles Dickens
A Christmas Carol Auditions Hosted By Back Alley Productions
The Chattanoogan / Posted 17 hours ago
Back Alley Productions will host auditions for the retelling of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. Auditions are Sept. 7 and 8 between 6:30 and 8:30 p.m. at the Colonnade Performing Arts Theater, 264 Catoosa Cir. Review for A Christmas Carol: The... Read more
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TribLIVE
Money troubles force Pict to cancel ‘Tempest’Hit by a financial tempest of its own, Pict Classic Theatre has cancelled its p
Money troubles force Pict to cancel ‘Tempest’
TribLIVE / Posted yesterday
Hit by a financial tempest of its own, Pict Classic Theatre has cancelled its production of “The Tempest,” which had been scheduled to open Oct. 10 in the Despite the efforts of the board and staff, the organization has insufficient funds to mount a... Read more
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Elmira Star-Gazette
Comedy, drama and more at local theaters this fallThe fall stage season kicks into high gear in the next couple of weeks, with mo
Comedy, drama and more at local theaters this fall
Elmira Star-Gazette / Posted yesterday
The fall stage season kicks into high gear in the next couple of weeks, with more than a dozen shows on tap for the Elmira area. Let’s take a look at what will be playing on local stages in the coming months. • 207 Clemens Center Parkway, Elmira •... Read more
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The Irish Times
Treasured Island: A book lover’s tour of Britain Britain is celebrated in literature, from Dickens’ Kent marshes to the Brontës
Treasured Island: A book lover’s tour of Britain
The Irish Times / Posted yesterday
Britain is celebrated in literature, from Dickens’ Kent marshes to the Brontës’ Yorkshire Moors, from Jane Austen’s Bathto Dracula’s Whitby, all explored in Frank Barrett’s literary odyssey President... Read more
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New Jersey Herald
Centenary sets auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol'HACKETTSTOWN -- Centenary Stage Company will hold local, non-Equity open auditi
Centenary sets auditions for ‘A Christmas Carol'
New Jersey Herald / Posted yesterday
HACKETTSTOWN -- Centenary Stage Company will hold local, non-Equity open auditions for "A Christmas Carol: The Musical" on Saturday, Sept. 12 from 6 to 9 p.m., and Monday, Sept. 14 from 3 to 7 p.m. From the creators of "Beauty and the Beast" and "The... Read more
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TribLIVE
Pict Classic Theatre’s ‘Educating Rita’ explores the lust for knowledgeWith Pict Classic Theatre's 12-year relationship with the University of Pittsbu
Pict Classic Theatre’s ‘Educating Rita’ explores the lust for knowledge
TribLIVE / Posted 2 days ago
With Pict Classic Theatre's 12-year relationship with the University of Pittsburgh coming to an end, the company's artistic and executive director Alan Stanford thought it would be appropriate to put in a good word or two for the value of... Read more
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Ionia Sentinel-Standard
“Oliver!” coming to Portland Playhouse, auditions held Sept. 9, 10 For many in Ionia County, a new school year will be beginning next week; and
“Oliver!” coming to Portland Playhouse, auditions held Sept. 9, 10
Ionia Sentinel-Standard / Posted 2 days ago
For many in Ionia County, a new school year will be beginning next week; and with a new year comes more activities for both children and adults to become involved in. For many in... Read more
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The Huffington Post
Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In PrisonReginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the
Yes, One Book Can Change Your Life, Even In Prison
The Huffington Post / Posted 2 days ago
Reginald Dwayne Betts Jr. goes by the name Dwayne. But for the majority of the nine years he spent in prison, he gave himself the name Shahid. It means "the witness" in Arabic. At 16, Betts pled guilty to carjacking in Virginia and was in prison... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Snuff, Sex and StigmaA couple of weeks ago, the Zulu language paper Isolezwe set tongues wagging wit
Snuff, Sex and Stigma
AllAfrica.com / Posted 2 days ago
A couple of weeks ago, the Zulu language paper Isolezwe set tongues wagging with a story about the use of snuff by students at the Durban University of Technology (DUT). LIZEKA MADUNA looks at why a bit of tobacco can cause so much scandal. Snuff is... Read more
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The Irish Times
Making a ‘singable song’: PJ Mathews on the fiction of Joseph O’Connor A UCD academic traces the evolution of our Book Club author from his debut, Co
Making a ‘singable song’: PJ Mathews on the fiction of Joseph O’Connor
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
A UCD academic traces the evolution of our Book Club author from his debut, Cowboys & Indians, to his masterpiece, Star of the Sea, and explores recurring themes of emigration,... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Dumbing Down Nigerian Politics - the Disservice of Jonathan's MenIt was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom,
Dumbing Down Nigerian Politics - the Disservice of Jonathan's Men
AllAfrica.com / Posted 3 days ago
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of... Read more
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The Irish Times
The cobwebs are blown off the English curriculum A revamped list of texts has been brought in at secondary level. But is it too
The cobwebs are blown off the English curriculum
The Irish Times / Posted 3 days ago
A revamped list of texts has been brought in at secondary level. But is it too modern? Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list... Read more
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News.com.au
Celebrities’ real names revealedTHE NAMES on stars’ birth certificates are often different to what they’re know
Celebrities’ real names revealed
News.com.au / Posted 3 days ago
THE NAMES on stars’ birth certificates are often different to what they’re known as around the world. Celebrities change their names for a number of reasons. Sometimes it’s because their real name is too long whereas others are forced to change... Read more
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The New Yorker
Danish PostmodernThe Duchess of Cornwall told the creator of “The Killing” that she and Prince C
Danish Postmodern
The New Yorker / Posted 3 days ago
The Duchess of Cornwall told the creator of “The Killing” that she and Prince Charles watched the show on DVD at the castle.Credit Illustration by Marc Aspinall In March, as part of the celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, the Prince of Wales... Read more
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Woodstock Sentinel-Review
Taste your artIt’s a chance to taste your art. Woodstock Art Gallery is expanding its horizon
Taste your art
Woodstock Sentinel-Review / Posted 3 days ago
It’s a chance to taste your art. Woodstock Art Gallery is expanding its horizons. Later this month, the gallery will take a cue from the 1960s, hosting an art ‘Happening’ that features food, music and creative artists. From spoken word poets to... Read more
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Surrey Advertiser
Traces of history: What really makes Staines a 'treasure trove'?Nick Pollard, from Spelthorne Museum, trawled back as far as the Roman times to
Traces of history: What really makes Staines a 'treasure trove'?
Surrey Advertiser / Posted 3 days ago
Nick Pollard, from Spelthorne Museum, trawled back as far as the Roman times to tell Get Surrey about its rich history. When Staines was first built by the Romans in the the mid-1st century AD, it was named Pontes, meaning '(at) the Bridges', he... Read more
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Evening Standard
4 racy reads to discover ahead of the BBC's Lady Chatterley's LoverThere’s less than a week to go before a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lov
4 racy reads to discover ahead of the BBC's Lady Chatterley's Lover
Evening Standard / Posted 3 days ago
There’s less than a week to go before a new adaptation of Lady Chatterley's Lover hits our living rooms, as the BBC attempts to galvanize the While Richard Madden has already proved his worth as the aloof and brooding Oliver Mellors in early... Read more
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The Huffington Post
How Introverts Can Make Friends In CollegeWelcome to The Social Introvert, where we’ll talk about relationships of all ki
How Introverts Can Make Friends In College
The Huffington Post / Posted 4 days ago
Welcome to The Social Introvert, where we’ll talk about relationships of all kinds—love, friendship, family, and professional. I’ve been part of the introvert revolution since 2007, when I wrote my first essay about traveling as an introvert. Today,... Read more
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Salon.com
Franzen’s “pretty” women: The women of “Purity” are beautiful and invisible, even to themselvesIn Jonathan Franzen’s new novel “Purity ,” bodies twitch, ache, betray and lus
Franzen’s “pretty” women: The women of “Purity” are beautiful and invisible, even to themselves
Salon.com / Posted 5 days ago
In Jonathan Franzen’s new novel “Purity ,” bodies twitch, ache, betray and lust. In the very first paragraph, Anabel, the mother of the main character Pip, laments, “Sometimes I think my life is nothing but one long process of bodily betrayal.” Her... Read more
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Zero Hedge
All Of Our Hopes & Dreams Come Down To 0.25%Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Charles Dickens opened his 1859
All Of Our Hopes & Dreams Come Down To 0.25%
Zero Hedge / Posted 7 days ago
Submitted by Simon Black via SovereignMan.com, Charles Dickens opened his 1859 masterpiece A Tale of Two Cities with one of the most famous introductions in literary history: “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times… “ This line is... Read more
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The Advocate
A balm in GileadAs tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees poured out of New Orleans, t
A balm in Gilead
The Advocate / Posted 7 days ago
As tens of thousands of Hurricane Katrina evacuees poured out of New Orleans, the people of faith of Baton Rouge opened their arms and doors to welcome them. “It was quite amazing,” Mayor-President Kip Holden said. “The church answered the call. … A... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
War, Politics and Justice in West Africa By Lansana GberieBefore trying to resolve a conflict, one must first try to understand it. One m
War, Politics and Justice in West Africa By Lansana Gberie
AllAfrica.com / Posted 8 days ago
Before trying to resolve a conflict, one must first try to understand it. One must investigate its origins, study the context and background in which the conflict is taking place, and get into the mind-set of the individuals involved. If one adopts... Read more
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The Oklahoman
Guthrie's Pollard Theatre goes 'Crazy' for musicals in 29th seasonRounding out the six-show season will be two plays: the Pollard's beloved Charl
Guthrie's Pollard Theatre goes 'Crazy' for musicals in 29th season
The Oklahoman / Posted 8 days ago
Rounding out the six-show season will be two plays: the Pollard's beloved Charles Dickens adaptation “A Territorial Christmas Carol” (Nov. 27-Dec. 20) and playwright Yasmina Reza's hard-hitting, Tony-winning black comedy “God of Carnage” (Feb.... Read more
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The Hendersonville Times-News
Flat Rock Playhouse sets 2016 seasonMusicals planned for the mainstage are "Million Dollar Quartet," "The Music Man
Flat Rock Playhouse sets 2016 season
The Hendersonville Times-News / Posted 8 days ago
Musicals planned for the mainstage are "Million Dollar Quartet," "The Music Man," Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," "Beehive the 60's Musical" and "A Christmas Carol." Plays to be staged at either the Mainstage or Playhouse Downtown are "Self Help," "The... Read more
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Spartanburg Herald-Journal
Flat Rock Playhouse sets 2016 seasonMusicals planned for the mainstage are "Million Dollar Quartet," "The Music Man
Flat Rock Playhouse sets 2016 season
Spartanburg Herald-Journal / Posted 8 days ago
Musicals planned for the mainstage are "Million Dollar Quartet," "The Music Man," Dolly Parton's "9 to 5," "Beehive the 60's Musical" and "A Christmas Carol." Plays to be staged at either the Mainstage or Playhouse Downtown are "Self Help," "The... Read more
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Londonist
Five Novels That Celebrate London's MultitudesDiversity is an easy catchword. It might only be a way of seeing and talking ab
Five Novels That Celebrate London's Multitudes
Londonist / Posted 8 days ago
Diversity is an easy catchword. It might only be a way of seeing and talking about what the status quo allows, but real diversity includes a way of hearing. Who will you listen to? Who has the voice? Being in, writing from, and hearing London... Read more
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Oakland Tribune
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, showsEast Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinke
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, shows
Oakland Tribune / Posted 9 days ago
East Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinkel Park, Berkeley; free; www.aeofberkeley.org. Aurora Theatre Company: "Mud Blue Sky," Marisa Wegrzyn's slice-of-life dramedy about a middle-aged flight attendant, Aug.... Read more
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The Fremont Argus
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, showsEast Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinke
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, shows
The Fremont Argus / Posted 9 days ago
East Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinkel Park, Berkeley; free; www.aeofberkeley.org. Aurora Theatre Company: "Mud Blue Sky," Marisa Wegrzyn's slice-of-life dramedy about a middle-aged flight attendant, Aug.... Read more
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The Daily Review
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, showsEast Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinke
Fall arts 2015: Calendar of cool events, shows
The Daily Review / Posted 9 days ago
East Bay Actors Ensemble of Berkeley: "King Lear," through Sept. 7; John Hinkel Park, Berkeley; free; www.aeofberkeley.org. Aurora Theatre Company: "Mud Blue Sky," Marisa Wegrzyn's slice-of-life dramedy about a middle-aged flight attendant, Aug.... Read more
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IGN
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Pre-Order Bonus Includes Dickens and DarwinUbisoft has revealed the pre-order bonus for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a c
Assassin's Creed Syndicate Pre-Order Bonus Includes Dickens and Darwin
IGN / Posted 10 days ago
Ubisoft has revealed the pre-order bonus for Assassin's Creed: Syndicate is a couple of missions featuring historical figures Darwin and Dickens. The two Charles (Charleses?) have managed to get involved in a conspiracy and, judging by the trailer... Read more
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Game Informer
Pre-Order Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Work With Charles Darwin And DickensAssassin's Creed is no stranger to cameos from historical figures. For Syndicat
Pre-Order Assassin's Creed Syndicate, Work With Charles Darwin And Dickens
Game Informer / Posted 10 days ago
Assassin's Creed is no stranger to cameos from historical figures. For Syndicate, you can plan on meeting a pair of famous Charles – if you pre-order the game. You can check out a trailer for the pre-order bonus below, which teams up Syndicate's... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Gorey etchings at UML: Elephants and moreLOWELL — UMass Lowell’s Department of Art & Design greets the fall semester wit
Gorey etchings at UML: Elephants and more
Lowell Sun / Posted 10 days ago
LOWELL — UMass Lowell’s Department of Art & Design greets the fall semester with E is for Elephants, The Etchings of Edward Gorey, on view Sept. 1-Oct. 16 in the University Gallery. Gorey (1925-2000), a world-renowned author and illustrator, created... Read more
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Lowell Sun
Vivid artworks awaken senses in latest Lowell showsSusan Garry's vibrant fiber art is on view in new Loading Dock Gallery show. L
Vivid artworks awaken senses in latest Lowell shows
Lowell Sun / Posted 10 days ago
Susan Garry's vibrant fiber art is on view in new Loading Dock Gallery show. Lowell artists share their talents in vibrant new shows that perk up the senses as summer turns into early fall. The Loading Dock Gallery at Western Avenue Studios... Read more
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Arkansas Democrat-Gazette
Literary Quotations1. "Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous ol
Literary Quotations
Arkansas Democrat-Gazette / Posted 11 days ago
1. "Scrooge! A squeezing, wrenching, grasping, scraping, clutching, covetous old ----------." 2. "I couldn't live where there were no trees -- something vital in me would ----------." 3. "Let's face it: Our lives are miserable, laborious and... Read more
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Queensland Times
Plot your visit to places of rest and quiet around the globeSOME people wouldn't be caught dead visiting cemeteries and gravesites on their
Plot your visit to places of rest and quiet around the globe
Queensland Times / Posted 11 days ago
SOME people wouldn't be caught dead visiting cemeteries and gravesites on their holidays but I've found they can be fascinating places to kill an hour or two. And I'm not alone in finding myself spirited away to another time and place when... Read more
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AllAfrica.com
Who Is Fooling Who? NRM Picks Another Legal Battle With MbabaziKampala — The National Resistance Movement party and former prime minister Amam
Who Is Fooling Who? NRM Picks Another Legal Battle With Mbabazi
AllAfrica.com / Posted 11 days ago
Kampala — The National Resistance Movement party and former prime minister Amama Mbabazi are at it again. We are back to square one, boxed in legalese, legalese and more legalese. The legal circus continues, ringing in the minds of literature lovers... Read more
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Guardian Unlimited
Oliver! with a twist: musical swaps Dickensian London for modern AmmanThere’s an artful dodger, a lot of hungry street kids and a rousing rendition o
Oliver! with a twist: musical swaps Dickensian London for modern Amman
Guardian Unlimited / Posted 12 days ago
There’s an artful dodger, a lot of hungry street kids and a rousing rendition of Food, Glorious Food. But the streets these urchins scurry around in are not those of Dickensian London, but of a modern-day Arab city. And the food they sing of is not... Read more
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The Irish Times
The Dáil’s in recess. What have politicians chosen to catch up on their reading? Joan Burton on Jane Austen, Micheál Martin on Robert Kennedy, Aengus Ó Snodaig
The Dáil’s in recess. What have politicians chosen to catch up on their reading?
The Irish Times / Posted 12 days ago
Joan Burton on Jane Austen, Micheál Martin on Robert Kennedy, Aengus Ó Snodaigh on Jo Nesbo, and Willie O’Dea on Thomas Piketty Choice reading: Robert F Kennedy –... Read more
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Chicago Tribune
Mayor Emanuel burnishes Chicago's architectural stature and maybe his ownAs Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the soon-to-open Chinatown branch of the Chicago P
Mayor Emanuel burnishes Chicago's architectural stature and maybe his own
Chicago Tribune / Posted 13 days ago
As Mayor Rahm Emanuel toured the soon-to-open Chinatown branch of the Chicago Public Library on Thursday, his intense brown eyes gazed up to a circular skylight, then settled on a curving wall of glass with a drop-dead view of the downtown... Read more
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The Daily Sentinel
Entertainment briefs: Aug. 21–27 Dancers host Middle Eastern choreographer Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Danc
Entertainment briefs: Aug. 21–27
The Daily Sentinel / Posted 14 days ago
Dancers host Middle Eastern choreographer Sultan’s Pride Middle Eastern Dancers will host internationally acclaimed Middle Eastern dance instructor and choreographer, Ahmet Hussien of Eygpt, on Saturday and Sunday,... Read more
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express
Peter Pan charm in the grown-up city DEBORAH stone discovers a Bloomsbury in London that has been inspired by fair
Peter Pan charm in the grown-up city
express / Posted 15 days ago
DEBORAH stone discovers a Bloomsbury in London that has been inspired by fairy dust. Author of the well-loved classic Peter Pan, James M Barrie Bloomsbury has long been one of London’s creative hubs, best known... Read more
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The Austin Chronicle
Improvising Chekhov With Nothing and EverythingNothing and Everything cast members (l-r) Kaci Beeler, Courtney Hopkin, and Meg
Improvising Chekhov With Nothing and Everything
The Austin Chronicle / Posted 16 days ago
Nothing and Everything cast members (l-r) Kaci Beeler, Courtney Hopkin, and Megan Sherrod "Nothing happens." That's the rap on Anton Chekhov's plays, you know. Those dramas of late 19th century Russian life – The Seagull, Uncle Vanya, Three... Read more
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Guelph Mercury
Cunard 175: Re-creating trans-Atlantic historyCunard knows how to throw a party. To celebrate 175 years of safe, reliable tr
Cunard 175: Re-creating trans-Atlantic history
Guelph Mercury / Posted 16 days ago
Cunard knows how to throw a party. To celebrate 175 years of safe, reliable trans-Atlantic passenger service, the line started by Canadian-born Samuel Cunard decided to use its Queen Mary 2 flagship to re-create the original 1840 crossing with the... Read more
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The Weekly Standard
The Hero with a Thousand FacesSome time before the advent of Robert Downey Jr.’s billion-dollar Sherlock fran
The Hero with a Thousand Faces
The Weekly Standard / Posted 16 days ago
Some time before the advent of Robert Downey Jr.’s billion-dollar Sherlock franchise, or the 300 active Sherlockian clubs sprinkled throughout the globe, the Holmes universe was bound to fifty-six short stories and four novels, the first of which, “A... Read more
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CommonDreams.org
Move to Amend Rejects US Court of Appeals Decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Securities and Exchange CommissionWASHINGTON - On Tuesday, panel of US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has is
Move to Amend Rejects US Court of Appeals Decision in National Association of Manufacturers v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission
CommonDreams.org / Posted 16 days ago
WASHINGTON - On Tuesday, panel of US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit has issued a decision in National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) v. US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), holding that publically-traded corporations have a First... Read more
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Madame Noire The Atlanta Post
Say My Name: New Top Baby Names 2015When it comes to naming our babies, we take inspiration from family members, po
Say My Name: New Top Baby Names 2015
Madame Noire The Atlanta Post / Posted 17 days ago
When it comes to naming our babies, we take inspiration from family members, pop culture and sometimes anything and everything that crosses our minds. If you’re expecting a baby in 2015, chances are that you didn’t grow up with anyone with any of... Read more
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The Hindu
Tabu DrishyamTabu reacts to the praise she’s receiving for ‘Drishyam’ and the younger tribe
Tabu Drishyam
The Hindu / Posted 18 days ago
Tabu reacts to the praise she’s receiving for ‘Drishyam’ and the younger tribe of audience that’s clued into cinema It’s been a little over a fortnight since the release of the Hindi version of Drishyam. The reception to Tabu’s performance as IG... Read more
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The Age
From Dickens to Christie: The books that might have beenIllustration: Jim Pavlidis. THOMAS KENEALLY I believe somewhere the grand Cha
From Dickens to Christie: The books that might have been
The Age / Posted 18 days ago
Illustration: Jim Pavlidis. THOMAS KENEALLY I believe somewhere the grand Charles Dickens has a tell-all memoir in which he confesses that even as he wrote Great Expectations, he came to the realisation that marriage was not the end of the story... Read more
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