As if wooing Sisyphus, I push hungrily through the 25 stories in Brian Evenson's new collection, Windeye, trying each time to get to The Answer. Is the man a maniacal killer, or trapped in an experiment? What happens in the caves? Will the dead boy be avenged? Can Halle survive until the end of the oxygen shortage?
Orlando (David Furr), Rosalind (Lily Rabe, right) and Celia (Renee Elise Goldsberry) in <em>As You Like</em> <em>It</em>.<em> </em>The Public Theater's production opens the 50th-anniversary season at New York's Delacorte Theater.
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Kevin Kline in the 1983 Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>Richard III</em>, years after his first job at the Delacorte Theater carrying a spear in a different production of the same play.
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Deborah Rush and Meryl Streep in the 1978 Shakespeare in the Park production of <em>The Taming of the Shrew</em>. Streep did a reading of <em>Romeo and Juliet</em> with Kline on June 18, to mark the Delacorte's 50th anniversary.
On Monday evening, one of New York's most cherished cultural institutions celebrated an anniversary. The Delacorte Theater, home of the free annual Shakespeare in the Park, turned 50, and Meryl Streep and Kevin Kline led an all-star cast in a staged reading of Romeo and Juliet.
When Kline was still a student in the drama program at The Juilliard School, he made his professional debut at the Delacorte. "My first job was carrying a spear in Richard III," he remembers.
A 2011 sketch by artist Michael Heizer shows the walkway visitors will use to pass under the granite boulder at the center of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art's installation. (Click <a href="http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/06/20/levmass-dwg-color-copy-copy_archive.jpg">here</a> to enlarge.)
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Artist Michael Heizer's megalith finally arrived at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on March 10. It took years for Heizer to find the perfect rock.
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Artist Michael Heizer's handpicked boulder, and its custom-made transporter, sat at the Stone Valley Quarry for months while the moving team acquired permits to haul it through four counties and 22 cities en route to L.A.
Los Angeles has a new rock star — a 340-ton boulder perched above a long walk-through trench at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. The installation, called Levitated Mass, is a new work by artist Michael Heizer that opens to the public on June 24.