Sunday Aug 24
Review: Of Mice and Men at Reading Festival 2014
If you Googled 'Of Mice and Men' and 'Reading Festival' and were expecting a calm evening reflecting on the works of John Steinbeck on Saturday night, you would have been sorely disappointed.
The Rep to Open 2014-15 Season with of Mice and Men, 9/4-21
The REP, Point Park University's professional theatre company, opens its 2014-2015 season with Of Mice and Men, John Steinbeck 's timeless and heartwrenching tale of two migrant workers in the Great Depression.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.