Topic: William Shakespeare
She lived through the worst of Baghdad's wartime violence. But leaving her family for freshman year at the American University in Iraq has tested Amal Selman in unexpected ways.
07/19/2011 03:15 pm
Harry Potter fans just know they love the record-breaking series of books. But everyone from academics to mythologists, classicists to historians, and literary critics to, well, geeks have a special “template” they perceive at the heart of the tale. From positing Albus Dumbledore as the infamous Richard III to taking us aloft the scaly back of St. George’s dragon, here are five of our top takes on what’s going on behind the scenes in the Harry Potter narratives.
07/15/2011 10:27 pm
‘Thor 2′ is scheduled for theatrical release in Summer 2013. However, Kenneth Branagh will not be returning as director.
07/01/2011 10:53 am
On tour through Europe, which ended today in Germany, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao inked deals worth billions, but also faced questions on human rights abuses.
06/28/2011 04:49 pm
Amazon's editors pick their top 10 books of the year so far.
06/27/2011 03:20 pm
A spy? Unlikely. But for some, a welcome diversion from the country's problems.
06/14/2011 11:39 am
Captain Kirk never said "Beam me up, Scotty!" Ilsa Laszlow never said, "Play it again, Sam," and Sherlock Holmes never said, "Elementary, my dear Watson." But these misquotes remain firmly lodged in the public consciousness, even though they appear nowhere in the original works. The same is true for things "said" – that is, widely attributed to, but not actually said – by political figures. Sometimes a misquote is cooked up by opponents or parodists as a way of discrediting or mocking the figure. Sometimes a line is attributed to a widely admired person as a way of making it sound more authoritative, like when someone co-signs a loan. And sometimes it's just a mistake. Here are 10 of the most widely believed – but completely bogus – things ever "said" by political figures.
06/03/2011 01:46 pm
In a discussion held at Rochester’s annual 360/365 Film Festival moderated by local film critic Jack Garner, director Julie Taymor spoke about her films and caeer.
06/02/2011 11:47 am
In an address at a state banquet last night, President Obama highlighted the strength and substance of the bond the US and the Britain share.
05/25/2011 08:31 am
In just 10 years, the world for the first time will be more middle-class than poor. That will tax resources and set up conflicts. But with more people free from just trying to survive, the arts and sciences should boom as well.
05/23/2011 11:02 am