iIf we lift the fog hovering over the War in Vietnam what we find a story nearly unknown in the West: far from devising and launching the Tet Offensive, Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap consistently and adamantly opposed it.
Ring Lardner wrote the funniest stand-alone sentence using the fewest words with which that feat can be done: “‘Shut up,’ he explained.”
George Scialabba is still outfoxing the professional eggheads in For the Republic, his third collection of essays on political and cultural topics.
Teaming up allows Bridge Rep, as a new company, to do a much, much bigger show than we might ordinarily be able to do: we can offer our audiences a large ensemble piece like The Libertine, which would be beyond our reach otherwise.
UPDATE: “Secundaria” will screen this Friday as part of BU’s Cinematheque series on Friday, September 13, 7 p.m. Boston University,
Why does John Merrick get a room in the London Hospital for the rest of his life? Because he’s charming and he’s witty, while the pinheads next door to him didn’t fare that well.
Dramatist Jeffrey Hatcher didn’t become a working adaptor until the mid-1990s. He saw that some of his playwright friends were doing it and he thought: “Why not me?”
“A great novel makes for the best script an actor could imagine,” said actor Colin Firth recently, on accepting an award for his reading of Graham Greene’s The End of the Affair. Many theatergoers would agree.
Author Douglas Kennedy is beginning to generate a considerable readership in this country. He will be reading at the Boston Public Library on August 15 at 6 p.m.
Intellectual frameworks such as “the rise of Europe,” “the decline of the East,” or “the clash of civilizations,” tell us more about the laziness of the human mind than they do about history.