Thursday Nov 28
Hell on Frisco Bay
WHAT: When people talk about the pre-code gangster films Hollywood brewed out of the early-1930s confluence of Prohibtion, the Depression, and the sudden celebrity status of the likes of Al Capone and John Dillinger, they always seem to leave out this film.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival's 'Animal Crackers' becomes a family affair
When Kevin Culhane noticed that this year's Oregon Shakespeare Festival season would include a staging of the 1920s musical comedy "Animal Crackers," his first thought was, "That'll be a real treat to see my relatives back onstage." The production features young OSF stars such as Mark Bedard, John Tufts and Eddie Lopez, but Culhane, an Ashland ... (more)
Cutting biomedical research funding now will hurt public health later
By Alvin Eisner "Who you gonna believe: me or your own eyes?" When Chico Marx said these lines in "Duck Soup," the Marx Brothers comedic masterpiece from 1933, he certainly wasn't thinking of the National Institutes of Health which began awarding grants for biomedical research after passage of the 1944 Public Health Service Act, enacted at a time ... (more)
10 must-see New Year's TV marathons
There are a lot of great television marathons on during New Year's weekend, as there seemingly is every time there's a Holiday.