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All the world is his stage
All three phrases come from the pen of William Shakespeare, the son of an alderman and glover born at an English crossroads about 100 miles away from London 450 years ago today.
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Tue Apr 22, 2014
Planning row breaks out over nuns' bid to rehouse sisters
The Sisters of Mercy had received planning permission to demolish the existing single-storey convent at Renmore and replace it with a new two-storey building.
Orson Wells' 1955 Podcast
The BBC put together a series of television commentaries from Orson Welles, "Orson Wells' Sketchbook" none of which need more than his then slightly unfamiliar face , his unmistakable voice, and his illustrations - taken, literally, from his sketchbook.
The Village Voice
Orson Welles's Tattered, Glorious Othello Returns
The Venn diagram overlap of Shakespeare with the elaborate scrap-fabric quilts pieced together by early American settlers is Orson Welles's Othello , a film pulled together from everything and nothing.
The Cure's Robert Smith Talks Guitar
"Is your magazine technically slanted?" inquires Robert Smith in a tone that hovers between suspicion and bemusement.
The Village Voice
Six of the Most Underrated Songs of All Time
The world continues to burn, propelling artists such as Justin Bieber, Miley Cyrus and La Bouche to the top of the charts.
Mon Apr 21, 2014
Sprint 'Framily' Ad Features Ripoff Cure Song
Sprint has rolled out another entry in its bizarro "Framily" series starring Saturday Night Live 's Kyle Mooney, Arrested Development 's Judy Greer , and comic Andrew Dice Clay .
Sprint Brazenly Rips Off The Cure's "Lullaby" In Its Goth-Themed Framily Commercial
When a company can't get the rights to a song that they want to use for a commercial, the go-to move nowadays seems to be to just hire someone to compose a nearly identical version of it.
Daily Links 4-21-14
Here's a fresh set of links to start off your week. In today's edition: dispelling the myths surrounding The War of the Worlds, things to remember when leaving your church, viable alternatives to 4-year college, and more.
Sun Apr 20, 2014
DYNAMIC DUO: Grand Ole Opry star Porter Wagoner, right, sings "Someone I Used To Know" with Dolly Parton during his induction to the Country Music Hall of Fame ceremony in Nashville, Tenn., Sunday, May 4, 2003.
No film of "Othello" that starts with the villain being hauled into a cage, like an ape, and swung high above the hero's funeral could be accused of slavish loyalty to the text.
Live review and photos of Lacuna Coil, Kyng and Eve to Adam at The Machine Shop
The Italian Gothic Metal band Lacuna Coil performed at The Machine Shop Concert Lounge in Flint on Wednesday.
Sat Apr 19, 2014
FINALISTS: 2014 Hugo Award & 1939 Retro Hugos [With Free Fiction Links!]
Queers Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the LGBTQ Fans Who Love It Edited by Sigrid Ellis & Michael Damian Thomas Girl Genius, Volume 13: Agatha Heterodyne & The Sleeping City written by Phil and Kaja Foglio; art by Phil Foglio; colours by Cheyenne Wright The Meathouse Man adapted from the story by George R.R. Martin and illustrated ... (more)
Fri Apr 18, 2014
"Touch of Evil" showcases superb picture on latest Blu-ray
Best extra: Yes, three versions preview cut discovered in 1976, theatrical from 1958 and Orson Welles Restored edit 1998 of the film noir classic are seamlessly accessible on one disc Hollywood's most misunderstood auteur watched a re-edit of his upcoming thriller, "Touch of Evil."
The Miami Herald
20 curiosities to chase on Record Store Day
Record Store Day 2014 commences Saturday with desperate vinyl collectors and obsessive fans scouring racks for the objects of their desire in the early-morning hours.
Thu Apr 17, 2014
Phoenix New Times
7 Coolest Art Designs from Jodorowsky's Dune
We're about halfway through the two-week run of Jodorowsky's Dune at Harkins Camelview 5 in Scottsdale, so time is running out for you to go check out the funny, thought-provoking, and painfully frustrating documentary about experimental filmmaker Alejandro Jodorowsky's ill-fated attempt to make the book Dune into a movie.
Wed Apr 16, 2014
'Touch of Evil,' 'Double Indemnity' and more: Home Movies for the week of April 15
These two classic bookends of the film noir era are also two of the most revered titles in the Universal Studios library.
Make every day Record Store Day
Another year, and another Record Store Day. Last year, I wrote about the importance of supporting your local record store year-round, but alas we sit here today after the closing of another Gallery of Sound and anticipate the day that was made to bring focus on the importance of physical music.
Tue Apr 15, 2014
New on DVD/Blu-ray: 'Ride Along' with Kevin Hart, and Go Vintage Noir with 'Touch of Evil'
Citizen Kane is the movie people most readily associate with Orson Welles, but if that's the only of Welles' films you've seen, then you absolutely must grab this new Blu-ray release of his 1958 crime noir Touch of Evil .
Add theseclassics toyour homelibraries
Film noir buffs, take note. This is one very special week. Two of the genre's finest examples, "Double Indemnity" and "Touch of Evil" arrive on Blu-ray.