As this uncertain period of self-isolation and social distance stretches on, you might now be reaching the point where the novelty of board games, virtual happy hour with your friends, and staying at home all day in your sweatpants is starting to wear off. If so, you might be wondering how to bide your time next. Yes, you could take this as an opportunity to dive deeper into Netflix than ever before (how many The Office quotes can fit into one human brain?), but you could also take a more old-fashioned approach—turning off the TV, putting your phone aside, and cracking open a book.Read more
Tovah Feldshuh (SHS '1966) , Avi Hoffman, Simon Wiesenthal, Shakespeare and More Announced At The Mizner Park Cultural Center
Mizner Park Cultural Center will once again host a wide variety of entertainment and events over the coming weeks. Comedy, music, magic, and live theatre are all on the popular venue's schedule during March and April. Below is a list of just a few of the performances that will take place at the Center this spring:Read more
In recent weeks, a smattering of scientific papers and government statements have begun to sketch the outlines of the epidemic. The Chinese national health commission has reported that more than 1,700 medical workers in the country had contracted the virus as of Feb 14. (That’s alarming).
According to The Verge, HBO is working on adapting The Last of Us into a TV series. Since most video game adaptations to film are infamously poor, the writer and creative director of both The Last of Us video game and its upcoming sequel, will be involved to help write and executive produce the new adaption and ensure its quality.
A PlayStation-exclusive, the original game was a massive success for Sony – both critically and commercially. Praised for its industry-changing narrative and characters.Read more
Amid the Democratic presidential debates over ideology, ideas and experience, each hopeful cites qualities that separates them and would enable them to more effectively govern.
Biden had a long record as an excellent legislator working with many Republicans as diverse as John McCain and Jesse Helms, whom he persuaded to support funding for the United Nations and to confirm Richard Holbrooke as UN Ambassador.
SUN VALLEY, Idaho — The 2020 Sun Valley Film Festival is coming up and organizers have unveiled this year's film selections. The five-day festival features both fiction and documentary entries, including films that recently debuted at Sundance, like Black Bear, Nine Days and Never Rarely Sometimes Always.
The filmmakers for those movies and others will be in attendance. You can also catch Idaho offerings, including Girls are Strong Here, the winner of last year's 1 Potato screenwriting contest.Read more
NPR National Political Correspondent and Fox News contributor Mara Liasson is back in Southwest Florida this week working with Florida Gulf Coast University journalism students in her role as FGCU’s first named Presidential Fellowship Scholar.Read more
‘We Are Rising’: Playwright Eve Ensler (SHS '71) Talks Activism, Art And How To Create The World We Want
At a time when we need bold leaders who are willing to courageously speak the truth, push against the status quo and use their voice and platform to uplift and inspire others, as well as conjure up creative strategies for transformative change, we need to look no further than award-winning playwright and activist Eve Ensler, who has been doing just that her whole career and in 2020 has put forth a global call to “Raise the Vibration.”Read more
Gish Jen, whose new book, “The Resisters,” is her fifth novel and her first in nine years, is sitting in her home office in Cambridge, Mass., and describing it with writerly precision. “Cambridge, this time of year, does not have a lot of light, but I do have windows on two sides, so every bit of light available in Cambridge is right here in my office,” she says. She’s particularly proud of a library ladder for her two walls of bookshelves. “We all want one, don’t we?”Read more