Art & Literature

Tony Award Nominations Announced

Tony Award Nominations Announced

This year’s Tony Award nominations have been announced, and “Billy Elliot,” the musical based on the film of the same name, leads the pack with 15 nominations, followed by “Next to Normal” with 11 and the revival of “Hair” with eight.  Here are some of the highlights: Best Play Dividing the Estate God of Carnage Reasons to Be Pretty 33 Variations Best Musical Billy... [Read more]

“Waiting for Godot” Broadway Revival

“Waiting for Godot” Broadway Revival

Put your Beckett caps on, theatergoers! “Waiting for Godot” is returning to Broadway this Thursday after being absent for more than 50 years. The revival (aptly) by the Roundabout Theater Company will star Nathan Lane as Estragon, Bill Irwin as Vladimir, John Goodman as Pozzo, and John Glover as Lucky. With the recession tramping on interminably, the play’s elemental yet cryptic quality... [Read more]

Now THAT’S Theatre

Now THAT’S Theatre

Who says going to the theatre is boring? At a recent Broadway performance of Neil LaBute’s “Reasons to be Pretty,” a verbal tirade by one of the female characters (played by Marin Ireland) detailing the faults of her ex-boyfriend elicited a very strong reaction from one of the male audience members. Said audience member, in an unplanned spectacle, apparently stood up, called the actress... [Read more]

Günter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner, dead at 87

Andrew V. Pestano LUEBECK, Germany, April 13 (UPI) — Günter Grass, author of The Tin Drum and Nobel literature prize winner, has died at a clinic in Luebeck, Germany, at the age of 87. See the original post here: Günter Grass, German Nobel literature prize winner, dead at 87  Read More →

Literature quarter for Royal Mile

A new literature quarter is planned for the Royal Mile to provide a year-round hub promoting the Scottish capital's designation as Unesco City of Literature. Original post: Literature quarter for Royal Mile  Read More →

Tencent Teams Up With Trajectory To Sell eBooks Outside Of China

Tencent Literature, the online literature arm of China Internet giant Tencent, will team up with Trajectory of Massachusetts to sell Tencent Literature’s catalog of more than 200,000 eBooks to North and South American customers.  The partnership also allows for Trajectory to import English-language eBooks to Tencent’s customer base of over 820 million active users, the two said in a press … Here... [Read more]

Event at Stanford University: Women, Literature and Arts in the Middle East

Attiya Ahmad (George Washington University), “;Refracted Images: the Ordinariness of Middle Eastern Gendered Photography in Socio-Historical Context.”; – Dominic Brookshaw (Oxford University), “;Telling Stories: The Female Voice in 19th and 20th Century Persian Poetry”; – Nasrin Rahimieh (University of California, Irvine), “;Women Writing Ordinary Lives”; Read... [Read more]

Minister Umashri to release entire literature of noted writer Basavaraj Kattimani

Kannada and culture minister Umashri will release complete literature of renowned writer late Basavaraj Kattimani here on 9th April. Original post: Minister Umashri to release entire literature of noted writer Basavaraj Kattimani  Read More →

Mothers Bracelet – The Perfect Gift For Mother’s Day:

Mother is the most wonderful person in the world who would ever care for you, even if you hurt her. Every son/daughter has to treat their mother as living god and they must serve their mother for bringing them into the world by carrying all the pain. That’s why mother’s day is so precious all over the world. If you wish to make you mother so proud of you, all you need to do is just show her some... [Read more]

Graphic Novel Best Sellers

At Art & Literature, graphic novels rarely receive their due. But with shifting definitions of what constitutes literature, I think it’s time that we give graphic novels some notice. Here is the graphic novel best seller list for the week of May 9 (as reported by The New York Times’ Art Beat): Graphic Best Sellers (Hardcover) 1 DARK TOWER: TREACHERY, by Peter David and Robin Furth. 2... [Read more]

German Painter George Grosz’s Heirs Sue MoMA

Allegedly consorting with “thieves trafficking in stolen artworks” more than 50 years ago has led to a lawsuit against the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) by the purported rightful owners of three paintings by German painter George Gorsz. After mocking Hitler, Gorsz was exiled from Nazi Germany in 1933 and forced to leave behind the paintings of which the MoMA is currently in possession. Gorsz’s... [Read more]

The Warhol Polaroids on Display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art

Through April 18, a selection of 100 Polaroids and 50 original black and white gelatin silver prints dating from 1972 to 1985 will be on display at the USC Fisher Museum of Art in Los Angeles. The museum’s website describes the exhibition, entitled “Looking into Andy Warhol’s Photographic Practice,” as “the source materials for Andy Warhol’s portrait paintings…There... [Read more]