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Shiny New Loveliness!

Issue 4 of the wonderful Shiny New Books online reviews mag is live today!

SNB is always stuffed full of fascinating reviews, and the latest issue is no exception – prepare to have your wish lists expand! 238 more words

10 Short Stories to Help You Survive a Blizzard

No matter where you are — New York City, a desert island, China — a blizzard may attack at any moment. So let’s say that your basic needs are met: you have shelter, heat, food, water, etc. 362 more words

Books

So You Think You Can Write-Lessons I've Learned

Show the story.  Today’s readers want to “see” the story. They are impatient. They have short attention spans. They are used to movies. 233 more words

Connecting With Writers And Readers

The Cherry Orchard by Anton Chekhov

And so it begins. Book 1 of my 2015 Reading Challenge has been read #46 A Play.

I liked it, I think. It is not the translation I was recommended, so I will find that one and read it and see if I like that one more. 266 more words

Food For The Imagination

Theatre Review: Chekhov’s The Seagull flies high in Toronto production

It was once said — by Peter Ustinov, who was half-Russian himself — that teamwork and Chekhov are incompatible. It depends what you mean by teamwork. 1,112 more words

Arts

Theatre Review: Chekhov’s The Seagull flies high in Toronto production

It was once said — by Peter Ustinov, who was half-Russian himself — that teamwork and Chekhov are incompatible. It depends what you mean by teamwork. 1,112 more words

Toronto

To Moscow, Moscow, Moscow!

About 10-15 years ago, it seemed one of the big trends around Chekhov productions was to ratchet up the comedy. All that tristesse and Russian pathos had become so clichéd that directors tried to outdo one another in getting audiences to laugh — too often by hard-hitting with effects that were more vulgar sit-com-y than Chekhovian non-sequitur (Kulygin’s “nonsense”). 598 more words

Opera