- Oct 1 20164 minutes
Man of the World
Shakespeare may never have left England, but he became the most global writer who ever lived.
- Aug 21 20162 minutes
The History Of Plot
Let’s start from the beginning (the Western beginning, anyway).
- Jul 18 20161 minute
212. Blank Verse Under A Big Sky
Radhika Jones Technically he’s not our bard, but you wouldn’t know it from the performances that light up the American landscape every summer. How did a playwright who died four years before the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth give rise to an annual tra
- Aug 22 20163 minutes
Even With Baz Luhrmann Behind It, The Get Down Misses Too Many Beats
THE GET DOWN, NETFLIX’S NEW series about the birth of hip-hop, has an unlikely lead character, one who feels things too deeply to speak up. Besieged by the decay of 1977 New York City as envisioned by co-creators Baz Luhrmann and Stephen Adly Guirgis
- Aug 29 20162 minutes
Elegy With A Side Of Applesauce
SARAH BEGLEY ADULTS TEND TO FRET about how kids will handle the death of a loved one. How much can they understand about permanence? What should they be told about the possibility of an afterlife? How will they move on? The children’s books that st
- Jun 1 20164 minutes
Lines Of Resistance
Will America see a rebirth of political verse?