Archive for the 'art' Category

Shakespeare’s still the man – 400 years later

Saturday, April 9th, 2016

To mark the quadricentennial of Shakespeare’s death, there’s no shortage of festivities. How can a 400-year-old poet and writer still be relevant? That – is the question…And here are the answers.

2016 #OscarsSoLong: Post mortem

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The 88th Academy Awards are history for more than one reason. There were highs and lows, upsets and surprises. The point about the need for more opportunity among women and people of color was made. Now where will the film industry go from here?

The Oscar goes to… My 2016 predictions

Friday, February 19th, 2016

Predicting the Oscars is often more fun than watching the telecast. With ballot cast, check out my musings on the nominations, and my picks on who’s taking home the golden statuette.

Download, color – upload, share

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2016

Color Our Collections is a week-long event on social media. From 1-5 february 2016, libraries and archives from around the world are sharing images from their collections and encouraging the public to color, add their personal stamp and share with the world. Find all the resources here.

Cultural legend David Bowie leaves us

Monday, January 11th, 2016

Legend David Bowie died yesterday leaving the world stunned and saddened. A cultural legend, his brilliant legacy and influence live on.

Wrapping up 2015

Sunday, December 27th, 2015

Twenty fifteen was a difficult year across the globe. It was also the year of the man bun. Not that the man bun had anything to do with the world’s problems. I’m just sayin.’ Check out what stories shaped 2015 for the curious g.

Best of film 2015: My top 10, plus a few more

Wednesday, December 23rd, 2015

With 2016 rapidly upon us, it’s time for a look back at the films of 2015. All in all, a good year. With many more films yet to see, it’s time to commit: My list of the flicks that inspired, moved and challenged me in 2015.

Best of theater 2015: My top 10, plus a few more

Wednesday, December 16th, 2015

It was a year of riches for this theater fan. Wowed, challenged, perplexed and rewarded more often than I could have imagined. Isn’t that what theater should do? My 10 best of 2015, plus a few more worth noting.

To change the cod’s head for the salmon’s tail

Saturday, November 7th, 2015

When the Oregon Shakespeare Festival announced its Play On! 36 Playwrights Translate Shakespeare project, many wondered why? Valid and worthy, or a dumb-down? You decide.

Grand illusions

Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

Artists have taken the lowly GIF to new heights of illusion through expert technical ability and great
design. Take a look.