Audiences arrive at Independent Shakespeare Company's summer shows in much the same way they might arrive at the beach. Flip flops abound, picnic baskets dot the barely delineated aisles, and children order up frozen treats from a roaming ice-cream vendor.
Before the shows, there's plenty of time ... More >>
Metal isn't supposed to be cheerful. Metal is supposed to be brootal. As a general rule, if it's not Van Halen's "Jump," it should not involve synthesizers. If lyrics don't tend toward evil, they should at least be depressing. Major keys should be used sparingly, at most. Vocal harmonies? Proceed wi ... More >>