16 hrs ago
Las Vegas Newstrip
Artists and writers helped us see the suffering of the Great Depression
Las Vegas, Nevada - New in Paperback: Witnesses to the Struggle - Imaging the 1930s California Labor Movement by Anne Loftis From the University of Nevada Press: "A wonderful book, beautifully written and a must read for labor, ethic, economic, Western, and social/cultural historians, and for those who treasure Americans."
22 hrs ago
Monterey County Herald
Barbara Rose Shuler, Intermezzo: Organist Welch gives Steinbeck-themed concert
James Welch, hailed as California's foremost concert organist, has performed in this region numerous times in recent decades.
Thu Aug 07, 2014
Melbourne school students form 'feminist collective' to crowdfund curriculum resource
What started as a classroom literature debate has lead to a group of high school students forming a feminist collective, and crowdfunding the creation of a feminism teaching resource for the national curriculum.
This Week In The Arts
The Ambi Artists Creative Cluster will meet Thursday from 6-9 p.m. at Heritage House.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Child of God
For some reason, James Franco keeps getting pissed on by the media for doing too much: acting, writing, directing, producing, teaching and taking classes for his Ph.D. I mean, why isn't this dude out partying with Lindsay Lohan and starting his own fashion line? Instead, Franco exercises his literary bent by starring on Broadway in John Steinbeck's ... (more)
In These Times
What Is Literature For?
John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men has been on the examination syllabus for English schoolchildren for more than 50 years.
Wed Jul 30, 2014
The New York Observer
James Franco Takes His Directorial Meat Cleaver to Cormac McCarthy's 'Child of God'
What did we do to deserve James Franco? A good actor who sees himself as director, writer, poet, artist, visionary and God only knows what else, he thinks he's Orson Welles.
Tue Jul 29, 2014
James Franco Schools Jimmy Fallon on the Art of the Selfie
He acts, he writes, he directs, he produces, he paints, he teaches, he sometimes hosts Oscar ceremonies, and now, he selfies.
Mon Jul 28, 2014
'Of Mice and Men' Leaves Broadway on a Record High
The show, co-starring Chris O'Dowd and Leighton Meester, said Monday it earned $1,038,106 for the week ending Sunday, setting a new eight-performance weekly record gross at the Longacre Theatre and marking the first time the theater ever housed a show that crossed the $1 million mark.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Of Mice and Men, Starring James Franco and Chris O'Dowd, Ends Broadway Run; Revival to Be Filmed
The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck 's Of Mice and Men , which marked the Main Stem debuts of co-stars James Franco and Chris O'Dowd , plays its final performance July 27 at 3 PM at The Longacre Theatre.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Broadway's Of Mice and Men sets house record, is coming to the big screen
Reviewing the Broadway production of John Steinbeck's "Of Mice and Men," when it opened in April, Ben Brantley wrote in The New York Times that James Franco's portrayal of George is "a tight, internal performance begging for a camera's close-up."
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Revival of Of Mice & Men, Starring James Franco & Chris...
Get ready for George, Lennie and the rest of the gang on the big screen. The Broadway revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men , starring James Franco , Chris O'Dowd , Leighton Meester and Jim Norton , will be filmed during its final weeks of performances at the Longacre Theatre for a broadcast by the U.K.'s National Theatre Live.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Industry Insight: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 7/21
Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses , 7/20/2014.
Los Angeles Times
James Franco gets bad reviews for theater directing debut
If you thought Rex Reed's reviews of Melissa McCarthy were harsh, his recent assessment of James Franco's debut as a theater director is even more withering.
The 'Mice' That Roared: Franco, O'Dowd, Meester Set ...
Proving their chops as Broadway draws, James Franco , Chris O'Dowd , Leighton Meester and Jim Norton set a second house record last week as their run in the revival of John Steinbeck's Of Mice And Men comes to a close.