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2012-02-03 19:00:50

People who suffer a traumatic experience often don´t talk about it, and many forget it over time. But not talking about something doesn´t always mean you´ll forget it; if you try to force yourself not to think about white bears, soon you´ll be imagining polar bears doing the polka. A group of psychological scientists explore the relationship between silence and memories in a new paper published in Perspectives on Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for...

2009-05-15 23:05:34

A bridge named after the Irish minimalist playwright Samuel Beckett was moved into place this week in Dublin on the third attempt. Final installation is more than a week away, The Irish Times reported. The bridge, in the meantime, remains anchored on the south side of the River Liffey. The Beckett bridge is expected to open to traffic next year. The bridge, almost 400 feet long and 150 feet high, was built in the Netherlands by a Dutch-Irish consortium. It traveled from Rotterdam to Dublin by...

2009-02-12 07:26:51

Actor and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Sam Shepard has pleaded guilty to drunken driving and speeding in Normal, Ill., TMZ reported. Shepard, 65, who police said had a blood alcohol level of .175 when he was arrested last month, reportedly told a judge Wednesday, I never intend to drive under the influence again ... It's not worth it. Police said they pulled Shepard over for driving 46 mph in a residential area and suspected he was intoxicated. The longtime beau of actress Jessica Lange...

2009-01-14 12:34:25

Oscar winners Susan Sarandon and Geoffrey Rush are set to star in Eugene Ionesco's play Exit the King on Broadway, it was announced Wednesday. The film stars are scheduled to appear in preview performances of the production at the Barrymore Theatre starting March 7. The play, which is being directed by Neil Armfield, has its opening night slated for March 26. The limited engagement is to run through June 14, representatives for the play said. Additional casting is expected to be announced...

2009-01-03 17:11:35

Sam Shepard, the writer and actor who won a Pulitzer Prize for his play Buried Child, was charged with drunken driving Saturday in Illinois. Police in Normal, Ill., stopped Shepard for speeding at about 2 a.m., the Bloomington Pantagraph reported. Lt. Mark Kotte said Shepard drove his Chevy Tahoe over the curb as he came to a stop. The way he pulled up upon the curb, it appeared he was driving under the influence, Kotte said. Shepard was released from the McLean County Jail Saturday after...

2008-12-26 10:36:13

Irish actor Michael Gambon has called British playwright Harold Pinter, who died of cancer this week, a god for actors. Pinter penned dozens of plays including The Caretaker and The Birthday Party, as well as scripts for the films The French Lieutenant's Woman and Sleuth. He died Wednesday at the age of 78. Gambon, who is best known for playing Albus Dumbledore in the three most recent Harry Potter films, has appeared in numerous Pinter plays throughout his career. He is scheduled to star in...

2008-10-16 21:00:14

Tony Award-winning actors Bill Irwin and Nathan Lane have signed on to star in the new Broadway production of Samuel Beckett's "Waiting for Godot." To be directed by Tony Award-winner Anthony Page, the show is set to begin preview performances April 10 at Studio 54, with an opening night planned for April 30, the Roundabout Theatre Company announced. Irwin will play Vladimir and Lane will portray Estragon in the limited engagement production. Bob Fosse's "Dancin,'" previously announced...

2008-10-06 06:00:36

Pulitzer Prize-winning dramatist Edward Albee will appear at the Pennsylvania Academy of Music, 42 N. Prince St., in downtown Lancaster on Wednesday, Oct. 15, to receive the academy's inaugural Creativity Award. The evening begins with a cocktail reception at 7 p.m., followed by a concert and the award presentation at 8 p.m. A limited number of tickets are available to the general public now. Call 399-9733.n (c) 2008 Intelligencer Journal. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

Word of the Day
  • Remarkable; prodigious.
  • Audacious; gutsy.
  • Completely; extremely.
  • Audaciously; boldly.
  • Impressively great in size; enormous; extraordinary.
This word is probably from the dialectal 'boldacious,' a blend of 'bold' and 'audacious.'