| Feb 13, 2014
| 9:06 AM
The late, great Kurt Vonnegut said something very funny in an interview one time, or at least the endless list of famous quotes websites say he did, that went like this: "Most writers are not quick witted when they talk. [They] drag themselves around in...
| Jul 22, 2014
“Comics isn't like being a doctor, where you need to have all this schooling and technical knowledge,” David Lapham says. […]...
| Jul 4, 2014
| 10:00 AM
"This is not the city I grew up in," said Alyssa Starr Newerth, director of advancement at Indy Reads Books, a locally owned bookshop. "So much has changed. People love this city so much now — you can feel it."
There is a feeling that Indianapolis...
| Jun 25, 2014
| 10:45 AM
I know you have wondered: Can this Medicaid fight get any wilder? The answer is yes.
From scoop machine Jim Nolan at the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
At the urging of House Speaker William J. Howell, the clerk’s office of the House of Delegates...
| Jun 23, 2014
| 4:42 PM
Book-loving moviegoers saw the summer of 2014 get off to a great start with the adaptation of John Green's young adult novel "The Fault in Our Stars," which topped the box office during its opening weekend earlier this month.
The success of "The Fault...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 10:09 AM
"Adventures in time and space," the announcer intones. "Told in future tense!" There is a gong, a pause, and then: "Dimension X!" followed by an echo, "X! X! X!"
It's a cheesy introduction, but forgivable -- it was recorded in 1950. "Dimension X" was...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Dystopias, especially those set in the near future, are tough to pull off onstage. Exhibit A: Kathleen Akerley's "Tyrant," now in a world premiere with Sideshow Theatre Company at Theater Wit under the co-direction of Akerley and Megan A. Smith.
| May 31, 2014
| 11:00 AM
For almost half a century, the comedy team of Bob and Ray took the ordinary and made it extraordinarily funny.
During that span they influenced comedians and writers such as Johnny Carson, David Letterman, George Carlin and Garrison Keillor....
| May 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
A complete art form, opera can select from a list of ingredients that includes music, text, theater, visual art, dance, film and, lately, virtual reality and even brain waves. Smell, taste and touch have been experimented with in extreme cases. Recipes...
| May 10, 2014
| 7:00 AM
It is a double bill of opposing reactions, one a homage, the other a rejection. Yet both paths bring us to the same place: a modernization of Stravinsky's not-so-modern classic, "L'Histoire du Soldat."
Perhaps this is one way to frame Long Beach Opera's...
| May 16, 2014
Do you know the Mount Rushmore game?
Essentially, you pick a category like, say, candy bars and decide which of them belongs on the candy bar Mount Rushmore.
(For the record, the answer is: Snickers, Reese's Peanut Butter Cups, Twix and Kit Kat.)...
| May 23, 2014
| 9:37 AM
Summer lends itself to reading and vacations, so why not combine the two into a literary trip?
The homes and studies where many great writers toiled over their prose have been preserved. See original manuscripts, often in the author's own handwriting....