After Combat, the Unexpected Perils of Coming Home →
By JAMES DAO/NY Times “One would think that going home would be the easiest thing troops could do. But it is not so simple….”
Lincoln's Contested Legacy →
Emancipator, Racist, Pragmatist, Visionary…?
newyorker: New Political Scene podcast: Steve...
Selected Civil War Photographs →
1,118 photographs from, of, and about the Civil War, courtesy of the Library of Congress.
The Civil War at 150 →
A wealth of resources, insight, and history from Smithsonian Magazine
Battleland - Where military intelligence is not a... →
TIME blog on military affairs and news bites.
New Pentagon report: US troops mental health... →
The Cost of Combat Stress: a Billion Dollars a... →
Catching Up With "Old Slow Trot" →
gotta love this for the title alone (sounds like something that didn’t quite agree with you at dinner last night, doesn’t it?), but an interesting Smithsonian Magazine piece about a Civil War general and the vagaries of history.
Fort Sumter: The Civil War Begins | Smithsonian... →
Walking through the Civil War with a superior guide. Here we are, in the midst of years of anniversary commemoration, amidst and near some rather historical and loaded terrain of this conflict—and getting ready already for next April, when we’ll produce the Civil War-set play The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez.
David Mamet: Why I Am No Longer a 'Brain-Dead... →
Well, why he no longer considers himself liberal, at any rate. Think about this as you come watch his iconic play, American Buffalo, at CENTERSTAGE—arguably one of the great theatrical allegories of capitalism, along with the brilliantly scathing Glengarry Glen Ross of course.
Mamet's hard right turn →
From Leftie to Rightie: the steady drift of David Mamet
Pentagon study on toll of war →
Get to the Good Part: In Praise of Shortened... →
Thought-provoking piece by WSJ columnist and theater critic Terry Teachout, assessing the alleged “Crisis of Shorter Attention Spans” and all the shouts of falling skies that accompany it. In particular, he looks at how the change in audience perception and reception accompanies a change in story-telling structure, tempo, and duration.
Speaking Up in Class, Silently, Using Social Media
intriguing piece on integrating social media into the classroom; mirrors similar conversations starting to coalesce around its role in the performing arts….New York Times May 12, 2011 By TRIP GABRIEL Wasn’t it just the other day that teachers confiscated cellphones and principals warned about oversharing on MySpace? Now, Erin Olson, an English teacher in Sioux Rapids, Iowa, is among a...
"Theatre: Imagination, Empathy and Responsibility" →
Thoughtful article from Brad Erickson, Executive Director of Theatre Bay Area, from an Address to the group’s annual Theatre Company Conference in 2005, in which he considers: The gift of entertainment, the spark of liveliness and the dollars generated all are real and important benefits our field offers our larger communities. But beyond these, there is an even deeper effect we have on...
Pennies For Poe | Save the Poe House in Baltimore →
Campaign to raise money in support of the cherished, but endangered, Edgar Allan Poe house.