Ten Reasons Why I Refuse To Be Poet Laureate of These United States

Gary Corseri: I don’t want to hobnob with the Secretaries of State and Defense and pretend I like the Kiplingesque poems they like.

Poet Laureate

Citizen Cain’s Command Performance: The Play’s the Thing

Ed Rampell: This summer, to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright and poet from Stratford-upon-Avon’s birth, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presented an all-Shakespeare-all-the-time repertory season at its leafy amphitheater perched in Topanga Canyon.

Equivocation Theatricum Botanicum

Witzend Celebration of Founder Rocks and Refreshes Legendary Venue

Patrick O’Heffernan: The memorial of the death of the legendary club’s founder, Jeb Milne, held Thursday night was a strong signal that not only are the rumors that it could become a high end restaurant not true, but that the new owners are bringing fresh life to the storied site, starting with a blowout party populated with unrivaled talent.

Witzend Celebration

War Is Hades

Ed Rampell: Aeschylus’ 5th century B.C. classic Persians is being produced under the stars at Getty Villa. This outdoor production directed by Anne Bogart is a case study in stagecraft wherein the ancient meets the avant-garde.

War Is Hades

The 4th Edition of Short Films Long Night

Ed Rampell: From Heidi to Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin to Jean-Luc Godard to H.R. Giger, James Bond to the Pink Panther to Bollywood to the TV reality series The Bachelor and beyond, Swiss Cinema and television has a rich heritage.

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Stage

Equivocation Theatricum Botanicum

Citizen Cain’s Command Performance: The Play’s the Thing

Ed Rampell: This summer, to celebrate the 450th anniversary of the playwright and poet from Stratford-upon-Avon’s birth, Will Geer’s Theatricum Botanicum presented an all-Shakespeare-all-the-time repertory season at its leafy amphitheater perched in Topanga Canyon.

War Is Hades

War Is Hades

Ed Rampell: Aeschylus’ 5th century B.C. classic Persians is being produced under the stars at Getty Villa. This outdoor production directed by Anne Bogart is a case study in stagecraft wherein the ancient meets the avant-garde.

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Film

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The 4th Edition of Short Films Long Night

Ed Rampell: From Heidi to Hollywood, Charlie Chaplin to Jean-Luc Godard to H.R. Giger, James Bond to the Pink Panther to Bollywood to the TV reality series The Bachelor and beyond, Swiss Cinema and television has a rich heritage.

Land of Enchantment

All’s Not Well That Roswells: Sci Fi Short Riffs on Legendary 1947 “Incident”

Ed Rampell: The 11-minute short Land of Enchantment is an enchanting period piece set in 1947 around the time of the famous purported Roswell Incident involving a supposedly downed UFO and space aliens.

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Humor

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Married Folks: Who’s Still Getting It On?

Treva Brandon Scharf: Here’s what sex feels like to this 51-year-old: it’s always passionate, but being married makes the passion more meaningful, special and connected. And as for pace, well, sometimes we’re the tortoise and sometimes we’re the hare. But who cares? We still get there.

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Music

Witzend Celebration

Witzend Celebration of Founder Rocks and Refreshes Legendary Venue

Patrick O’Heffernan: The memorial of the death of the legendary club’s founder, Jeb Milne, held Thursday night was a strong signal that not only are the rumors that it could become a high end restaurant not true, but that the new owners are bringing fresh life to the storied site, starting with a blowout party populated with unrivaled talent.

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Poetry

Return of the Buffalo

Return of the Buffalo

Robert A. Davies: In Timber, cows and buffalo together in a fenced-in field the buffalo a bit small sheared like sheep – they are called beefalo.

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Television

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

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Reflections on Love and a Long Marriage

Walter Moss: Love in all its magnificent varieties is the greatest thing in existence, and for a half century I have had someone in my life whom it is easy to love.

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