Jerry Seinfeld Explains Being Funny

Jerry Seinfeld

“To a guy like me, a laugh is full of information. The timbre of it, the shape of it, the length of it – there’s so much information in a laugh. A lot of times, you could play me just the laughs from my set and I could tell you, from the laugh, what the joke was. Because they match.”

These Artists (May) Own The Moon

Moonlight Leonid Tishkov

“With nations hamstrung from competing, this would inevitably lead to private companies holding power over national governments. This situation has emboldened a group of artists to trump everyone and claim the moon for themselves.”

Tribute Bands: How And Why?

Bootleg Beatles at the Brighton Centre

“While artists performing others’ songs is as old as pop and rock itself, over the past couple of decades the faithful reinterpretation of earlier groups’ repertoires, looks and quirks, even appropriately-accented onstage chat, has become big business and a process whereby the greats of the past are presented to new generations of fans.”

Robert Indiana’s Career Was Made, And Ruined, By LOVE

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“In 1968, Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art bought a painting called LOVE — and made artist Robert Indiana famous. It became a sculpture, a stamp, greeting cards. And it obliterated the rest of Indiana’s career. The artist has been pretty much ignored by the art world for the past few decades.”

Blood Is In At The Theatre, But Making Blood Is The Fun Part?

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“I special order blood, build pneumatic delivery systems, cobble together elaborate systems of bags and tubes and valves from medical, veterinary, cooking, and industrial parts to solve simple stage moments that need to look effortless but are exceptionally complicated theatrical moments.”

The Globe Gets A Companion Indoor Theatre, Lit By Candles


“It’s not a reconstruction of one particular theatre – it’s an archetype of the kind of indoor spaces in which the late romances of Shakespeare, the dark revenge plays of John Webster and the satirical city comedies of Ben Jonson would have been performed.”