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  • In Audiences on Broadway, Fewer Guys Among the Dolls

    04/01/2014 10:43:56 AM PDT · by Borges · 39 replies
    NYT ^ | 3/29/2014 | PATRICK HEALY
    More men are steering clear of Broadway, and not even this spring’s ultimate bro show — “Rocky,” the new musical about the beloved boxing underdog — has found a way to fill seats with them. While men have been hanging back for years, their current scarcity, at a time when overall Broadway attendance is down, is particularly stark. Only 32 percent of audience members last year were men, or 3.7 million, compared with 42 percent (or 4.2 million) in 1980. This season is not providing any relief. Yankees fans skipped the baseball-themed “Bronx Bombers,” which flopped fast. John Grisham guys...
  • Martin Gottfried, Theater Critic and Author, Dies at 80

    03/08/2014 7:57:23 PM PST · by EveningStar · 7 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 7, 2014 | Daniel E. Slotnik
    Martin Gottfried, a drama critic and the author of several biographies of entertainers and playwrights as well as two influential studies of the Broadway musical, died on Thursday in Manhattan. He was 80.
  • Hearing in Florida movie theater shooting to focus on video

    02/04/2014 6:24:59 AM PST · by NautiNurse · 90 replies
    Tampa Tribune TBO,com ^ | February 3-4, 2014 | Eddie Daniels
    WESLEY CHAPEL — A court hearing will be held Tuesday on a motion by the Pasco County State Attorney’s Office seeking guidance on the release of the surveillance video that shows the January shooting death of Chad Oulson. [snip] The motion seeks clarification on three items. First: Should the video be released to the defense attorneys and, if so, should it be a copy or viewed under the supervision of the state. [snip] The video depicts the shooting of Oulson and “related acts” before and after the shooting, the motion says. [snip] The motion will be heard at 11 a.m....
  • The Grammys: Theater of Antichrist

    02/01/2014 7:56:45 AM PST · by cleghornboy · 31 replies
    La Salette JOurney ^ | February 1, 2014 | Paul Melanson
    In his excellent and prophetic book Trousered Apes, Professor Duncan Williams documented extensively the banishment of God from society in the West and said that as a result, "the Western world and its culture is saturated with violence and animalism....We are teaching savagery and are naively appalled at the success of our instruction." Professor Williams continues, "What shocks an audience today will be acceptable tomorrow and thus the contemporary dramatist [or reality show producer, my note] is constantly impelled to seek further excesses to gratify a warped taste which he has himself implanted in the public mind....The whole modern cult...
  • Widow tells ‘GMA’: Put theater shooter in prison for life

    01/23/2014 8:42:56 AM PST · by 4Runner · 280 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 23, 2014 | Rick Mayer
    Nicole Oulson told a national television audience today that she wants Curtis Reeves, the man accused of killing her husband in a Wesley Chapel movie theater, to spend the rest of his life in prison. “He brought an unfair life sentence to me to have to raise my daughter alone, to have to live without the love of my life, for my daughter to grow up without her daddy by her side for graduation and marriage,” Oulson said on ABC’s “Good Morning America.” “It was so unnecessary, it was for no reason. So I want him behind bars and to...
  • Some of what people are saying about the case of Curtis Reeves Jr. (truncated title-barf alert)

    01/17/2014 12:14:22 PM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 10 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | Jan. 17, 2014 | Michael Kruse
    The Times' Dan Ruth: ... when it comes to guns and Florida, the official state symbol should be an NRA campaign check. The Times' Sue Carlton: Where isn't there a gun anymore? Not far away, the University of South Florida was recently forced to let students keep guns in their cars because of an appeals court ruling. We are gun-mad, with no plans to change. Creative Loafing's Mitch Perry: At this point if we were doing talk radio we'd hear from a Second Amendment enthusiast saying that in fact, more guns should be allowed, so that ... what? Nicole Oulson...
  • Florida theatre killing proves guys with guns are primed to shoot

    01/17/2014 6:10:16 AM PST · by Anton.Rutter · 267 replies
    latimes.com ^ | Jan. 15, 2014 | David Horsey
    Guns don’t kill people, popcorn kills people. Or maybe it’s texting. Or just being in the wrong place at the wrong time with some fool who thinks he needs to take a gun to the movies.
  • Couple shot, man killed at Grove 16 movie theater in Wesley Chapel, FL

    01/13/2014 12:19:26 PM PST · by NautiNurse · 66 replies
    BayNews9 ^ | January 13, 2014 | Staff Report
    Wesley Chapel, Florida--A couple was shot and the man was killed Monday afternoon at the Grove 16 movie theaters in Wesley Chapel, authorities said. According to the Pasco County Sheriff's Office, the victims were got into an argument with another couple who were sitting in front of them. An altercation ensued, and the the male suspect shot the couple, authorities said.Both victims were being transported to a Tampa-area hospital, but the male victim died. The female victim suffered non-life-threatening injuries, authorities said..Another patron inside the theater was able to detain the suspect until deputies arrived, and he was taken into...
  • London Theater Balcony Believed to Have Collapsed

    12/19/2013 1:11:21 PM PST · by MWestMom · 34 replies
    Time World ^ | 12/19/13 | AP
    Broke on Fox News within the last hour. The Apollo theater was showing a family show “The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Nighttime.” Injuries have been reported.
  • London theatre collapse: scores injured at Apollo in West End

    12/19/2013 2:44:39 PM PST · by sushiman · 9 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 12/19/13 | Conal Urquhart
    Seven people seriously hurt after part of Shaftesbury Avenue theatre collapsed during The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time .
  • Peeing in Theater Leads to SWAT Team Response

    09/22/2013 5:05:27 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 71 replies
    Neatorama.com ^ | 22SEP2013 | Miss Cellania
    An incident at the Bridgeport Village Regal Cinema in Portland, Oregon, involving multiple law enforcement agencies, turned out to be a comedy of errors. During the movie, "Prisoners," an elderly man stood up and urinated. It is believed he may have been drinking. The urine fell on a teenager sitting in the row in front of him. This upset a nearby woman who started yelling "Gun!" over and over. Theater patrons began running for the exits, and someone called 911, which led to "a massive response from multiple agencies." 'Investigators tell FOX 12 they quickly figured out what happened after...
  • Milo O’Shea, an Actor of the Stage and Screen, Dies at 86

    04/04/2013 11:33:44 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 25 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 3, 2013 | Douglas Martin
    Milo O’Shea, an Irish character actor — recognizable by his black bushy eyebrows, tumble of white hair and impish smile — whose films included “Ulysses,” “Barbarella” and “The Verdict,” died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86.
  • "Book of Mormon" already breaks record in London

    03/24/2013 1:21:35 PM PDT · by Colofornian · 85 replies
    CBS News ^ | March 22, 2013
    <p>NEW YORK The seemingly unstoppable hit "The Book of Mormon" has broken another record — this time on the other side of the Atlantic.</p> <p>The quirky, profane musical opened Thursday night to some critical bashing, but the next day earned the highest one-day gross in London theater history.</p>
  • Alleged Colorado Theater Shooter Could Face Medicated Interviews

    03/11/2013 6:33:57 PM PDT · by oxcart · 18 replies
    NPR ^ | March 11, 2013 | Eyder Peralta
    "Judge William Blair Sylvester issued an order Monday with a list of questions and information he will give Holmes if Holmes enters that plea. ... "The defense asked Judge Sylvester to tell Holmes in court the consequences of an insanity plea and the judge agreed last week. "That list includes that Holmes could face a narcoanalytic interview using drugs that are medically appropriate." According to the local CBS station, a "narcoanalytic interview" is conducted using a "truth serum," usually sodium amytal and pentothol that lowers inhibitions and is thought to lead to a more truthful exchange.
  • IT'S OFFICIAL: HOUSE PASSES FISCAL CLIFF BILL

    01/01/2013 8:07:58 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 239 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 01/01/2013 | Joe Weisenthal and Grace Wyler
    After a long day of fiscal cliff chaos, the House will finally hold a vote tonight on the fiscal cliff bill passed by the Senate early Tuesday. The decision to hold an up-down vote virtually guarantees passage of the bill, which would extend the Bush tax hikes for households earning under $450,000. that the bill will pass. For most of the day, House Republicans have said that they could not support the bill without spending cuts, but by Tuesday night it was clear that GOP leaders could not come up with the votes to pass an amendment to add those...
  • Off-duty policewoman thwarts San Antonio cinema gunman

    12/30/2012 4:18:46 PM PST · by maine-iac7 · 19 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | 17 Dec 2012 | Brett Wilkins
    A quick-thinking off-duty Texas policewoman shot and wounded a rampaging gunman who had entered a San Antonio restaurant and movie theatre with his gun blazing. breakMovie-goers responded with shock and panic as gunfire erupted in the theater. "We though we were going to die," patron Tara Grace, who was purchasing a drink from the concession stand and locked herself in a bathroom stall with five other terrified patrons, told the Express-News.
  • Charges dropped against lawyer who brought gun to theater(CT)

    12/03/2012 2:48:07 PM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    ctpost.com ^ | 3 December, 2012 | Staff
    NEW HAVEN -- State prosecutors have dismissed charges against a prominent New Haven lawyer who was arrested in August after bringing a handgun to a city movie theater showing the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises." Sung-Ho Hwang, 46, an immigration attorney and president of the New Haven County Bar Association, was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband. The arrest came not long after a gunman opened fire during a screening of the same film in Aurora, Colo., in July, killing 12 moviegoers and wounding 58....
  • Did Colorado shooter single out Cinemark theater because it banned guns?

    09/11/2012 7:01:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 10 September, 2012 | John Lott
    With 12 dead and 58 wounded, the July 20th shooting at the Cinemark Century 16 Theater in Aurora, Colorado was sure to result in a lawsuit. On Friday, the first suit was announced, claiming Cinemark has “primary responsibility.” The theater did have responsibility for the attack, but not for the reasons that the lawyers bringing the case think. The lawyer bringing the suit, Attorney Marc Bern, with the New York city law firm of Napoli, Bern, Ripka and Scholonik, suggested the theater should have had security guards the night of the attack. Yet, checking bags or metal detectors at the...
  • Man Who Brought Gun To Thornton Theater Won’t Be Charged(CO)

    09/05/2012 5:00:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    cbslocal.com ^ | 4 September,2012 | NA
    THORNTON, Colo. (CBS4) – Charges will not be filed against a man who brought a gun into a movie theater in Thornton. James Mapes was arrested at the Cinebarre Theater one week after the theater shootings in Aurora. The Adams County district attorney determined Mapes has a concealed carry permit and did not make any threatening moves with the weapon. The district attorney says Mapes did not violate any laws. Mapes told CBS4 he’s happy to hear the news and knew he was innocent all along.
  • Open Carry in Harkins Theater, August 29, 2012

    08/29/2012 6:01:59 PM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    opencarry.org ^ | 29 August, 2012 | Dean Weingarten
    Today I open carried my Glock 17 into the Harkins Theater in Yuma Arizona to watch the 1:40 pm showing of 2016. Nothing remarkable happened. Arizona is a constitutional carry state, and you do not need a permit for open or concealed carry. However, when the temperature is 104 in the shade, and there is little shade to be had, open carry is quite a bit more comfortable than concealed carry. I did not see any signs banning guns. I regularly carry openly with the primary purpose of exercising my Constitutional rights, and the secondary purpose of defense of self...
  • Police Charge New Haven Man Who Took Handgun to 'Dark Knight' Showing (New Haven, CT)

    08/08/2012 6:35:45 AM PDT · by Celerity · 30 replies
    WPIX / Hartford Courant ^ | 8/8/2012 | Staff Report
    Staff report The Hartford Courant 8:09 a.m. EDT, August 8, 2012 NEW HAVEN— Police rushed to a Temple Street movie theater shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday after receiving calls of an armed man in the theater. The first arriving officers searched the Criterion - Bow Tie Cinemas at 86 Temple St., where patrons said they'd seen the man with a gun in a holster. They first searched a theater where "The Watch" was being shown, then found him in a neighboring theater where the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" had not yet begun. Officers went into the theater, ordered...
  • Man With Gun At Theater Wants Apology From Police(CO)

    08/04/2012 6:49:23 PM PDT · by marktwain · 42 replies
    thedenverchannel.com ^ | 3 August, 2012 | Lance Hernandez
    DENVER -- What was supposed to be a regular night at the movies ended up being anything but for James Mapes on Sunday. The Northglenn man was arrested in the middle of a movie at the Cinebarre Theater in Thornton after someone called police to report that a man had gone into the theater with a gun. Mapes told 7NEWS that he’s worn his sidearm into the same theater several times. “Never had a problem,” he said. That changed on Sunday. “The movie stopped and the lights came on,” Mapes said. “Someone said, ‘I just got a call from my...
  • 3 people carry guns into movie theater in Putnam County(TN open carry)

    08/01/2012 4:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 28 July, 2012 | Micca Terrell
    COOKEVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Despite a sign prohibiting weapons, police said three people had brought guns into a movie theater Friday night where the Batman film "The Dark Knight Rises" was showing. According to the Herald Citizen, all of the gun carriers had permits. Police said the movie was stopped briefly and officers entered the Carmike Highland Cinemas on South Jefferson Avenue around 9 p.m. According to investigators, a theater employee called police after seeing a man with a holstered pistol walk into the theater. Police found the gun carriers after making an announcement in the theater. The officers explained...
  • Movie theaters review gun policies after Colorado shootings

    07/31/2012 4:42:54 AM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 33 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 31JUL12 | John Beifuss
    A screening of "The Dark Knight Rises" in Cookeville., Tenn., was halted on Thursday after a theater worker reported seeing a moviegoer with a gun. According to the Cookeville Herald-Citizen, a police officer who arrived at the auditorium discovered three men with handguns. The men didn't think they had done anything wrong: Each was one of the state's 344,000 handgun carry permit holders. They were told to put their guns in their vehicles, in accordance with theater policy, and then the movie resumed. The story didn't make national headlines, unlike the July 20 "movie massacre" in Aurora, Col., that left...
  • Gun owner says pistol at Hanover theater not a message(open carry)

    07/28/2012 6:31:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    eveningsun.com ^ | 26 July, 2012 | STEPHANIE WEAVER
    The man who attracted local attention when he carried a pistol into a Hanover theater Monday night said his actions had nothing to do with the gunman in Colorado three days before that killed 12 movie-goers and wounded 58. Ryan Ruby, 27, of Littlestown, said he wasn't trying to make a point or draw attention to himself when he went to see "The Dark Knight Rises" openly carrying his pistol. For him, he said, it was habit. Ruby said he's been carrying a firearm openly for about two years. He goes to the movie theater in Hanover at least once...
  • MILLER: The assault on weapons

    07/27/2012 5:24:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 July, 20112 | Emily Miller
    Gun grabbers wasted no time exploiting Friday’s shooting in Aurora, Colo., by calling for more restrictive firearm laws. Their liberal agenda is off target because, with U.S. gun ownership at its highest level ever, the public sees crime is way down. This blows a hole in the left’s argument, but it doesn’t stop it. Despite the House being strongly pro-gun and the Senate marginally so, some Democratic senators want to seize the opportunity to peddle pet legislation. On Tuesday, Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey kicked off an effort to reinstate the expired ban on high-capacity magazines. His bill...
  • Alleged gunman a 'quiet and easy-going' neurosciences drop-out

    07/25/2012 2:07:49 PM PDT · by Dave346 · 46 replies
    Toronto Sun ^ | 7/20/12
    MSNBC reports that public records show Holmes lived with two roommates at the apartment, which is reserved for students, faculty and staff from the medical campus.
  • Victim's Brother To MSNBC: The Families Won't "Politicize This" For Your Gun Restriction Agenda

    07/25/2012 1:23:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 24 July, 2012 | Greg Hengler
    Note how Michael Eric "Where's My (Black) Thesaurus" Dyson sets up the gun control question with a question about the "inspiring" appearance by The Doer Of All Good Things. Victim's brother refuses to play by the MSM playbook and blame guns for the theater shootings. He does a good job of throwing it back in the MSM's face. Video at the link
  • MILLER: Dispelling gun myths

    07/24/2012 4:42:07 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 23 July, 20112 | Emily Miller
    There is evil in the world, and the face of it was seen Monday when James Holmes made his first court appearance since he allegedly killed 12 innocent people at a showing of the Batman movie “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora, Colo. As he sat with demonic-looking dyed-orange hair and bizarre facial expressions, it was hard to conceive of any law that could thwart such a maniac intent on mass murder. That hasn’t stopped those on the left from seizing this tragedy to call for more gun-control laws. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, author of the expired assault-weapons ban,...
  • ON GUN-FREE ZONES

    07/24/2012 12:14:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    Our last entry here touched on “gun-free zones,” and whether the theater where the latest mass-murder atrocity took place guaranteed its premises to be a safe hunting preserve for the mad dog killer who wrought horror there. In blog commentary, I was asked if I could provide a link to confirm that the establishment where it happened, and its parent chain Cinemark, forbade law-abiding armed citizens to legally carry firearms there. ----------------cut---------------- Debate over whether a court would determine that the “guns forbidden” policy carried power of law seems moot: we’re talking practical reality here. Most of us go by...
  • Disrupting the Infamy Game: How to Change the Coverage of Mass Shootings

    07/23/2012 5:47:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    theatlantic.com ^ | 23 July, 2012 | J.J. Gould
    Anyone remember a fourth-century-BC Greek named Herostratus? He's the guy whose name history has recorded solely on account of his having burned down the Temple of Artemis at Ephesus, one of the Seven Wonders of the World, in 356 BCE -- so that history would record his name. In a 1993 paper called "Ethical Problems of Mass Murder Coverage in the Mass Media, published in the Journal of Mass Media Ethics, Clayton Cramer explored a variation on the question my colleague Robert Wright is rightly asking now, following Roger Ebert's New York Times op-ed on Friday: Given that intense media...
  • Police called after theater disturbance during 'Batman' showing

    07/23/2012 10:52:54 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 7 replies
    WTAE ^ | July 23, 2012
    WEST HOMESTEAD, Pa. - Police say nobody was arrested when a fight broke out during a Pittsburgh-area showing of "The Dark Knight Rises," prompting audience members to flee the theater. Homestead police Chief Jeffrey DeSimone says his officers were called to handle crowd control at the AMC Loews Waterfront 22 theater during the incident shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday. DeSimone suspects patrons ran out of the theater because they were a little "jumpy" in the wake of a shooting that left 12 dead during a midnight premiere of the movie last week in Aurora, Colo.
  • Navy SEAL Lessons Learned From Aurora Colorado

    07/23/2012 10:08:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 188 replies
    sofrep.com/ ^ | 23 July, 2012 | Brandon Webb
    As I continue to read about the terrible tragedy in Aurora, Colorado, I can’t help but think there’s some lessons from my time as a Navy SEAL that I can pass on to the average citizen. So here goes… Don’t Make Yourself an Easy Target When at sporting events, concerts, and the movies, choose seats that give you a tactical advantage always. What do I mean? Choose seats that allow good and east vantage points and a hasty exit point. Always stack the odds in your favor. It’s the reason I still combat park (back in to a space) and...
  • Shooting suspect gun club membership rejected(CO)

    07/23/2012 9:30:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 22 July, 2012 | Gillian Flaccus and Nicholas Riccardi AP
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — Aurora shooting suspect James Holmes applied to join a Colorado gun range but never became a member after the owner became concerned over his “bizarre” message and behavior.
  • Colorado Shooter's Behavior "doesn't add up"

    His behavior doesn't add up His behavior already reveals stark inconsistencies that question the mainstream explanation of events. For example, he opened fire on innocent people but then calmly surrendered to police without resistance. This is not consistent with the idea of "killing everyone." Furthermore, he then admitted to police that his apartment was booby-trapped with explosives. If you were really an evil-minded Joker trying to kill people (including cops), why would you warn them about the booby trap in advance? It doesn't add up. "Holmes was taken into custody shortly after the shooting, police said, adding he didn't resist...
  • Shooter Took Prescription Drug Before Attack

    07/21/2012 5:05:35 PM PDT · by nightlight7 · 54 replies
    Denver Chan. 7 News ^ | July 21, 2012 | editors
    First responders to the Aurora theater shooting at first thought the shooter was a fellow officer, and the shooter had taken 100mg of Vicodin about two and half hours before the shooting, according to information from sources.
  • Lesson of Colorado: Ignore Victim Disarmament Zones and pack concealed anyway.

    07/21/2012 8:51:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 57 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Mike Vanderboegh
    You know, my daughters go to the movies. What if Malia and Sasha had been at the theater, as so many of our kids do every day? -- Barack Obama reacting to the "Colorado Movie Massacre." I'll tell you what would have happened -- the Secret Service protective detail would have put several bullets through the facepiece of the moke's gas mask -- end of story. The hypocrisy of these Mandarins, who live in bodyguard envelopes whenever they venture out of their designated Green Zones, knows no bounds. One of my daughters went to another midnight showing of the same...
  • Perspective on the Colorado shooting(image)

    07/21/2012 7:27:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 July, 2012 | John Jay Ray
    This is an image that shows 10 of the worst massacres at the hands of a single person. SINGLE-MINDED KILLERS
  • Cinemark Theaters’ No Firearms Policy(CO)

    07/20/2012 2:10:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 66 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Rober Farago
    “Headquartered in Plano, TX, Cinemark Holdings, Inc. is a leader in the motion picture exhibition industry with 459 theatres and 5,181 screens in the U.S. and Latin America as of March 31, 2012,” their website reports. Cinemark owns the Century 16 movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, scene of last night’s mass shooting. Cinemark doesn’t allow anyone other than law enforcement officers to carry legal firearms in their theaters. The ban hadn’t escape the attention of some of Cinemark’s law-abiding, gun-toting customers—even before last night’s homicidal frenzy. Make the jump for the story of a Cinemark patron ejected from the cinema...
  • Drop-out PhD student who massacred 12 at Batman movie screening looked like and said he was the

    07/20/2012 1:45:08 PM PDT · by marktwain · 61 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 20 July, 2012 | Jill Reilly and Lydia Warren
    The reclusive drop-out PhD student behind the Dark Knight screening shooting spree said he was 'The Joker' after he carried out his horrific attack, it has been revealed. James Holmes, 24, had painted his hair red to resemble Batman's arch nemesis before firing into the crowded theatre in Aurora, Colorado, according to New York Police Commissioner Ray Kelly. 'It clearly looks like a deranged individual,' Kelly said of the shooter at a news conference, CBS reported. 'He had his hair painted red. He said he was "The Joker", obviously the enemy of Batman.' A neighbour also reported that police, who...
  • Gunman Kills At Least 12, 50 Injured At Dark Knight Rises Screening In Colorado

    07/20/2012 12:58:56 PM PDT · by FailDaily.TK · 5 replies
    Fail Daily ^ | 7/20/12
    See Video & Pictures HereA heavily armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early Friday, tossing tear gas before opening fire on the terrified audience and killing 12 and wounding 38, authorities said. The theater was showing the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight Rises." One of the injured was just 3 months old, hospital workers said. The shooting unfolded inside a darkened theater packed with Batman fans, some in costume for the movie's premiere. Screaming, panicked moviegoers scrambled to escape from the black-clad gunman, who wore a gas mask and randomly shot as he walked up the theater's...
  • Remains of Shakespeare’s Curtain Theatre found

    06/07/2012 8:04:17 AM PDT · by onedoug · 11 replies
    boston.com via AP ^ | 6 JUNE 2012 | |Jill Lawless, Associated Press
    Archaeologists in London have discovered the remains of an Elizabethan theater where some of William Shakespeare’s plays were first performed — a venue immortalized as “this wooden O’’ in the prologue to “Henry V.’’ Experts from the Museum of London said Wednesday they had uncovered part of the gravel yard and gallery walls of the 435-year-old Curtain Theatre in Shoreditch, just east of London’s business district. The remains — of a polygonal structure, typical of 16th-century theaters — were found behind a pub on a site marked for redevelopment.
  • Yiddish for the Goyim

    04/19/2012 8:08:39 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 10 replies
    New Voices ^ | April 18, 2012 | Rachel M. Cohen
    At Johns Hopkins, reviving a dying art In 1970, Cynthia Ozick published an essay suggesting that in light of the rapid decline of Yiddish among American Jewry, English could serve as the new language of the Jews: "a language for our need." Ozick has since retracted this opinion-and yet, the issues that drove to her raise the idea remain: What role, if any, does Yiddish still play for Jews in this country? If it can be maintained, in what form? Tamar Nachmany, a junior at Johns Hopkins University has a compelling new answer to these questions in the form of...
  • Connecticut High School Students Walk Out on Homosexual Play

    10/26/2011 6:09:38 AM PDT · by IbJensen · 32 replies
    The New American ^ | October 25, 2011 | Dave Bohon
    Students from a public high school in Hartford, Connecticut, walked out on a school assembly after realizing that the play they were seeing had a homosexual theme and included a kiss between two boys. The play, entitled Zanna, Don’t, is a musical set in a universe where homosexuality is normal behavior, while heterosexuals must remain “in the closet” with their relationships. According to Baptist Press News, the play, which was produced by a local community theater and included high school and college actors, was performed for the student body at Hartford Public High School, “and kids weren’t given the option...
  • MUST SEE MOVIES

    08/21/2011 12:00:53 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 196 replies
    my brain | today | me
    I'm interested in what everyone would add to the list. In no particular order, my list of 15 "must see" movies of the last 30 years... Bladerunner The hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy Stand and deliver The big labowski Buckaroo banzai Oh brother where art thou? Phenomenon Fargo Open range Cindarella man The Hitcher Pay it forward Once upon a time in america Forest Gump Last of the mohicans
  • “Ernie” is a Tiger tale worth a trip to Detroit

    05/15/2011 1:11:34 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | May 15, 2011 | Dave Hoekstra
    ...there was nothing like Ernie Harwell. Just as Harry Caray spoke to the irreverent, rowdy side of White Sox and Cubs fans, Harwell hit home with the direct, blue-collar ethic of Detroit Tigers fans. Harwell died on May 4, 2010, at the age of 92. He is the subject of the theatrical tribute “Ernie,” which runs through June 26 at Detroit’s City Theatre...
  • SHOCKER: 'The Heretic,' A Play About a Global Warming Skeptic Gets Rave Reviews

    02/22/2011 8:37:57 PM PST · by seamus · 26 replies · 1+ views
    Somewhat Reasonable ^ | February 22, 2010 | Jim Lakely
    The Heartland Institute knows all about global warming skepticism. Indeed, you could say we wrote the book. So we were surprised that a play about global warming skepticism called "The Heretic" is now running in London — and that the left-wing Guardian newspaper gave it favorable notice. A quick summary of the play: [It] starts from a promising premise: the isolation of Dr Diane Cassell, a leading light in the earth sciences department of a Yorkshire university. Her speciality is measuring sea levels in the Maldives, and her pragmatism leads her to conclude they have not risen in 20 years. Inevitably her...
  • Lefties Poison Conservatives for the Greater Good in “The Last Supper”

    02/08/2011 4:30:25 AM PST · by Walter Scott Hudson · 9 replies · 1+ views
    David Horowitz's NewsReal Blog ^ | February 5, 2011 | Calvin Freiburger
    Nope, not this one.Last I checked, we were supposed to be heading towards a new Golden Age of Civility in which everyone will respect each other’s views, police their own side’s misbehavior, and, above all, make sure to never, ever, ever say anything that could possibly be misconstrued as a call to violence. Well, apparently some lefties in Madison, Wisconsin didn’t get the memo; the Mercury Players Theater is putting on a play about a group of young leftists who decide to start murdering conservatives—and not metaphorically: Five lefty graduate students in Iowa City gather for weekly dinners to revel...
  • Your tax dollars at work: National Science Foundation gives $700K grant to theater company

    10/06/2010 12:34:34 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 10/6/10 | Mark Hemingway
    One in 10 Americans are out of work, and this how the National Science Foundation is spending your money: The National Science Foundation has awarded a $700,000 grant to the Civilians, a New York theater company, to finance the production of a show about climate change. “The Great Immensity,” with a book by Steven Cosson (“This Beautiful City”) and music and lyrics by Michael Friedman (“Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson”), tells the story of Polly, a photojournalist who disappears while working in the rain forests of Panama. The grant is a rare gift to an arts organization from the foundation
  • "Phantom" likely leaving the The Fox Theatre after lease dispute

    08/30/2010 8:34:10 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 14 replies
    Atlanta Journal and Constitution ^ | August 30, 2010 | Kristi Swartz
    Joe Patten, the 83-year-old known as the "Phantom of the Fox," did not sign a new lease that the Fox Theatre's board drew up for him Monday and likely will be leaving his apartment in the historic theater.Patten had been living in the apartment for 30 years and planned to remain there for the rest of his life.