Signifying Nothing

Review: Shakespeare Theatre Company's Macbeth

The Shakespeare Theatre Company’s current production of Macbeth is an excellent example of how putting a “modern” spin on a classic can make a timeless story seem stale.

Chelsea Handler Tells Worst Story Ever

Liberal Netflix talk show host Chelsea Handler bragged to reporters on Friday that she once told Ivanka Trump “I can't even with you,” and the future First Daughter just shrugged back at her, The Hill reports.

Murder Becomes Her

Review: Colm Tóibín’s 'House of Names'

If you thought Odysseus had it bad, taking years to win his way back to Ithaca after the Greek triumph in the Trojan War, at least he eventually found his way to fond reunion with his wife, son, and small island kingdom. The rest of the Homecoming tales about the heroes’ return to Greece tend to be less cheery. Odysseus had a woman named Penelope waiting for him. Agamemnon had a woman named Clytemnestra.

The United Nations and the Palestinians

Book Excerpt: David Brog, 'Reclaiming Israel's History: Roots, Rights, and the Struggle for Peace'

The United Nations has created a special organization for Palestinian refugees that both defines them differently and cares for them separately from every other refugee population on earth.