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Who’s to Blame for the NFL Scandals? We Are

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Our appreciation of athletes isn't proportional to other areas of achievement, which leads athletes to have a sense of entitlement off the field. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Embers’ by Samuel Beckett

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'Embers' succeeds a good deal more dramatically than one might have expected from a radio play transferred to the stage. Read More »

Another Important Scottish Referendum – Royal and Ancient Golf Club Votes To Allow Women Members

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So while the U.K. remains intact, the folks at Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews will never be the same. Cheers to the people of Scotland and the members of R&A for making the right call on both counts. Read More »

Theater Review (NYC): ‘Bauer’ by Lauren Gunderson

Sherman Howard as painter Rudolph Bauer in Bauer by Lauren Gunderson at 59E59 Theaters. Photo by Carol Rosegg.

Rudolph Bauer's work was not shown for many years where it should have been shown, in the Guggenheim Museum. How was this modernist painter and influential Abstract Expressionist overlooked and silenced? The mystery is revealed in Lauren Gunderson's fine play in which she re-imagines Hilla von Rebay visiting with her lover Bauer long after his marriage to his maid Louise and von Rebay's release from the Guggenheim Museum project. Read More »

Interview with Prem John, the Reluctant Actor from Singapore

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Acting was never something I dreamt of ever! Read More »

Corporal Punishment, Community Standards, and the Minnesota Vikings’ Adrian Peterson

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Recent developments in professional football give rise to a discussion of child discipline and community standards. Read More »

Syrian Refugees in Turkey Need Humanitarian Aid

This Syrian family used to lead a happy life in Aleppo. Now the parents and children sleep on the streets of Istanbul in Turkey. They are among the 3 million refugees from Syria, many of whom live in desperate conditions. (UNHCR/S.Baldwin)

It's vital that refugees from Syria's war receive humanitarian aid. The future of the Middle East depends on how we respond to this emergency. Read More »

Salt Lake Comic-Con 2014 Smashes Attendance Records

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I can only imagine how much bigger it can get from here. Read More »

Interview with Kalki Koechlin – from Bollywood to ‘Trivial Disasters’ in Singapore

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I am myself on a special journey and taking everything as it comes. Everyday is a surprise. Read More »

Interview: Actor Saul Reichlin on the Holocaust-Themed ‘The Good and the True’ and his Sholem Aleichem Dramatizations

Saul in a dramatization of Sholom Aleichem

Saul Reichlin has also toured 35 cities with his dramatizations of stories by Sholom Aleichem. Read More »