| Nov 15, 2011
| 2:41 PM
By Anne Ursu
Walden Pond Press, $16.99, ages 10-14
For the young reader who knows the territory of fantasy — whether it's Hans Christian Andersen or the Grimms — journeying along with fifth-grader Hazel is resonant. It's a tough...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 2:05 PM
If real-life holiday drama has you down — or you simply want to take a break from the fun-but-hectic festivities and relax — we’ve got a list that you can check twice, filled with shows both naughty and nice. Traditional to irreverent,...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 5:52 PM
Matt Leite has a story to tell.
He isn’t pushy, but he will regale anyone who wants to take the time to listen and, in the process, he hopes they will want to come back for more.
Leite isn’t Hans Christian Andersen, though. He’s the...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 4:35 AM
Rebecca Brooksher (Lortel Award nomination Best Actress for Lincoln Center’s “Dying City”), Scott Bryce (twice nominated for a Best Actor Emmy Award for TV's "As the World Turns") and Kieran Campion (Westport Country Playhouse’s...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 11:55 AM
The band GrooveLily brings Striking 12, their contemporary musical take on Hans Christian Andersen's holiday tale The Little Match Girl, to the Westport Country Playhouse this Saturday for two performances. In the show, which blends old-fashioned...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 12:32 PM
Copenhagen is a thriving metropolis and the main attraction in Denmark. But a trip here isn't complete without a swing through the cute Danish countryside. In less than two hours, you can time-travel from modern Copenhagen to a 10th-century Viking ship,...
| Dec 4, 2009
| 4:33 PM
Looking for just the right gifts for the book lovers in your life? Today, in two auctions, Christie's is auctioning some rare and stunning literary artifacts. Cormac McCarthy's typewriter is only the beginning; there are first editions and letters and.......
| Aug 10, 2008
Here's what's playing on Broadway through the end of August. Note that although some of these shows' official opening dates aren't until September or later, preview performances are offered.
-- Avital Binshtock
"A Chorus Line": This lively exploration...
| Sep 5, 2008
Vivacious, exotic and scored to a calypso-reggae beat, "Once on This Island" is a Caribbean cruise of a musical that offers audiences an abundance of pleasantly superficial diversions and sunny ports of call.
That Reprise Theatre Company's revival often...
| Sep 14, 2008
Old Town San Diego Art Festival
When, where: Sept. 20 and 21, Old Town San Diego
Highlights: More than 150 international artists converge on historic San Diego Avenue while potential patrons view their works, sip wine and groove to live Latin...
| May 8, 2008
| 1:33 PM
April 8, 2008
How does it feel to share the limelight with rock legend Bob Dylan?
This year's Pulitzer Prizes in honored two musical innovators who tend to reject categorization: A special citation went to singer-songwriter Dylan, and the annual music...
| Jun 8, 2008
Minders of Make-Believe
Idealists, Entrepreneurs, and the Shaping of American Children's Literature
Leonard S. Marcus
Houghton Mifflin: 402 pp., $28
It seems a long way from the 1689 (or so) publication of the first American children's book, which...