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They’re Not as Famous as Lewis and Clark, but They Should Be

They’re Not as Famous as Lewis and Clark, but They Should Be

ESCALANTE’S DREAMOn the Trail of the Spanish Discovery of the SouthwestBy David Roberts Who was Escalante and what was his dream? Surprisingly few historians have looked deeply into these questions, but the adventure writer David Roberts has long had a thing for expeditions, and Escalante’s

On the Catwalk With Tennessee Williams

On the Catwalk With Tennessee Williams

MANCHESTER, England — “This is our help,” Trajal Harrell said, introducing each of the 10 dancers in his ensemble at the start of his new “Maggie the Cat” at the Manchester International Festival, now in full swing here. The statement wasn’t a casual one. “Maggie

Review: A Bel Canto Boot Camp Teaches Spirit and Polish

Review: A Bel Canto Boot Camp Teaches Spirit and Polish

PURCHASE, N.Y. — A pair of loosely staged, early-19th-century Italian operas in Westchester County: At first glance, Will Crutchfield’s fledgling Teatro Nuovo company, which performed this weekend at Purchase College, has a lot in common with his Bel Canto at Caramoor series, which ran for

Blackout Bruises Broadway Box Office

Blackout Bruises Broadway Box Office

The Saturday night blackout took a bite out of Broadway. The five-hour power failure appears to have cost producers about $3.5 million in revenue — overall the 30 shows running last week grossed $30.6 million, down from $34.1 million the previous week, according to figures

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life

Sony Gives Literary Film Division, Axed by Disney, a Second Life

“We love our superheroes, but new intellectual property is also really important, and throughout the history of Hollywood, literary intellectual property has always flourished,” Thomas E. Rothman, chairman of Sony’s Motion Picture Group, said in an interview. “This is an innovative way to give Sony

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