Mike Nichols

Mike Nichols was my idol

Mike Nichols was my idol. As a young aspiring director earning my MFA at UCLA majoring in Direction for the Theater, I wanted to be like him. Actually, no, I wanted to be him. But after landing in the mailroom […]

Kinky Boots

Lindsay Nicole Chambers wears her ‘Kinky Boots’ in L.A.

I just saw Kinky Boots! It was so well done and full of energy that after you finish reading this blog, go find out when the tour is coming to your neck of the woods and buy a ticket. I […]

scotch in business class


The best meeting I ever had in Hollywood, I actually had in Iowa. Or maybe it was Nebraska. I don’t know exactly, but it definitely didn’t involve a conference room overlooking the Hudson River or a bungalow on the Warner’s […]

ATW October 26, 2014

The Best Foreign-Language Films of 2014, According to Criticwire [Indiewire]

Sex in the Digital Age: A Q&A With Erin Cressida Wilson [word&film]

Big Hero 6 Proves It: Pixar’s Gurus Have Brought the Magic Back to Disney Animation [Wired]

The Revival of Kieran Culkin: A Reluctant Star Seizes the Spotlight [The Daily Beast]

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State [Brooklyn Magazine]

27 Reasons Jenny Slate Is Your Spirit Human [BuzzFeed]

Why Theatre Will Survive, Part Two [Cultural Weekly]

ATW October 18-19, 2014

DOC NYC Releases Full Lineup, Including World Premiere of New Amy Berg Film [Indiewire]

40 Under 40 [Fortune]

Quentin Tarantino Directs a 1995 Episode of ER: Brings Cinematic Virtuosity to TV [Open Culture]

The Young and Hungry List 2014 – The Top 100 Writers On The Verge! [The Tracking Board]

‘Realism Is a Figure of Speech’ [The Atlantic]

Why Theatre Will Survive [Cultural Weekly]

Basketball Bounces Through Classic Movies [The Daily Beast]

Sukkot theater

Sukkot, theatre and the power of impermanence

We have just come out of the high holidays, a period focused on the big existential questions – Who will live and who will die? Have we atoned for our transgressions? When we leave this Earth, what will we have […]

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