Divas Workshop

Divas Workshop

Something peculiar to the aura that pop divas gather around themselves engenders optimism, even when they move into torch songs and other expressions of doubt and pain. That probably accounts for the upbeat feeling pervading the nine pieces assembled for Dance...
Immaculate Big Bang

Immaculate Big Bang

Friday we caught the opening of The Immaculate Big Bang by comedian Bill Santiago of New York, New York: “Sparked by the death of his father and birth of his daughter, Comedian Bill Santiago goes in search of answers and laughs at the border of science and...
Bad Brother

Bad Brother

Probing and interpreting one’s past is a lifelong project for just about anyone unwilling to undertake the thankless labor of disowning it. Most of us are better off facing up to it, even the cringe-worthy bits. Loren Niemi and James Solomon Benn shoulder the...
Drankspeare

Drankspeare

We know so little about Shakespeare’s life that every doubtful bit of gossip has its allure. One of them concerns his death at 52, shortly after the playwright retired to his native Stratford. It’s said he got together with a couple of fellow literary...