Shakespeare’s Curtain theatre unearthed in east London | Culture | The Guardian

Shakespeare’s Curtain theatre unearthed in east London | Culture | The Guardian.

Improv Helps Ph.D.’s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up – Graduate Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Improv Helps Ph.D.’s Explain Their Work—and Loosen Up – Graduate Students – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Drama as professional development: what could be better? Article features improv workshops at UCI.

Paul Kottman on Fiction and Formation

How the Humanities Will Save the World | The Los Angeles Review of Books.

Great piece by my friend Paul.

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in European Culture

Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet in European Culture.

Sorry not to have attended this one!

Saskia Sassen’s Missing Chapter – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education

Saskia Sassen’s Missing Chapter – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Interesting connections to Arendt via Richard Sennett.

Learning from Koreatown

Koreatown’s cool old buildings point to L.A.’s future – LA Times.

Great account of koreatown’s relationship to historic buildings and evolving fabric of LA.

“If K-town increasingly resembles an empire on the march, gobbling up new territory by the week, it is not an empire made of bricks and mortar. It is a net draped over the existing cityscape, a net of signage and light, easily stretched and infinitely expandable. It fills, cloaks or remakes spaces in the city others had abandoned or forgotten about.”

Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider – NYTimes.com

Brooklyn’s Lubavitch Community: A Culture Captured by the Ultimate Outsider – NYTimes.com.