Austen

Tomfoolery With the Classics? Play It Straight, Please

5 days ago   |   NY Times

Two London productions that play fast and loose with their literary sources lack the theatrical magic of another show that gives viewers the original, unadorned.
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Review: In ‘Persuasion,' How to Lose Lovers and Influence People

1 month ago   |   NY Times

The Bedlam theater company returns with another adaptation of Jane Austen, but the production misses all of the source material's subtle wit.
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New in Paperback: ‘Transcendent Kingdom' and ‘Agent Sonya'

4 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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Pride Is Coming Back to New York. Check Out These Events

5 monthes ago   |   NY Times

The march on June 27 will be mostly virtual. But not to worry: There are plenty of in-person events, performances and celebratory exhibitions throughout the city this month.
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Jane Austen Museum to Address Ties to Slavery

7 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Exhibits at the house where the writer lived in the early 1800s are being updated to add historical context. Not everyone is thrilled.
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What's on TV This Week: ‘United Shades of America' and a Presidential Address

7 monthes ago   |   NY Times

W. Kamau Bell's documentary series returns with an episode on policing. And President Biden addresses a joint session of Congress.
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New in Paperback: ‘How Much of These Hills Is Gold' and ‘Coffeeland'

7 monthes ago   |   NY Times

Six new paperbacks to check out this week.
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MAD About Johnny!

8 monthes ago   |   Tom Richmond

The Chicago Reader's Jake Austen has a terrific article about new MAD Fold-In Fiend Johnny Sampson, which also serves as a pretty good snapshot of the state of the magazine...
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DESIGNER - caroline lister

One year ago   |   Print & Pattern

Caroline Lister is a graduate of the Make it in Design courses and the two collections showcasing today were created as part of their Florals & Nature course. The first...
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9 New Books We Recommend This Week

One year ago   |   NY Times

Suggested reading from critics and editors at The New York Times.
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