After financial problems forced it to close midseason last year, Seattle's Intiman Theater is reopening with a more limited offering: an eight-week summer festival. The comeback shows include a drag version of The Miracle Worker.
Before most Chinese readers learned of Romeo and Juliet, they fell for Dream of the Red Chamber. The 18th-century novel follows a love triangle between a boy and his two female cousins. It's been called China's greatest literary work, and now a new adaptation hopes to introduce it to an American audience.
For each category, name something in the category starting with each of the letters in the word "trail." For example, if the category were "books of the Bible," you might say Timothy, Ruth, Amos, Isaiah and Leviticus.
In some of the dirtiest places on Earth, author and environmentalist Andrew Blackwell found something worth looking at. His book, Visit Sunny Chernobyl, tours the deforestation of the Amazon, the oil sand mines in Canada and the world's most polluted city, located in China.
The French Revolution conjures up memories of Marie Antoinette and the guillotine and angry peasant uprisings, but middle-class vegetarians may have also played an important role in the politics of the day.
As part of the occasional Weekend Edition series Taste of Summer, beer expert Graham Haverfield picks — and Scott Simon drinks — a few of summer's most refreshing brews. Haverfield also has advice on pairing his picks with tasty seasonal dinners.
When Shields was 16, she famously appeared in an ad for Calvin Klein jeans with the tagline: "You want to know what comes between me and my Calvins? Nothing." We'll quiz her on three Calvins who are not Calvin Klein.
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