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  • Playwright Jessica Goldberg’s ‘Better’: When misery begets art

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 1, 2014 | 11:24 am

    Almost five years ago, playwright Jessica Goldberg traveled back to her hometown of Woodstock, N.Y., to visit her 65-year-old father, who was in hospice, dying from brain cancer in the family’s home.  One day she bid him goodbye as she set off on what she thought would be a short...

  • Calendar: October 4-10

    By Laura Donney

    October 1, 2014 | 9:50 am

    SAT | OCT 4

    “BETTER”

    Who says Los Angeles isn’t a theater town? When Annie returns to her Midwest childhood home to escape her less-than-blissful married life and visit her dying father, drama unfolds. With family and old friends around, secrets are revealed, wine is consumed,...

  • Northern Ireland with Richard Bangs

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    July 6, 2012 | 3:30 am

    Northern Ireland. It warms every hand that stretches, and it thaws the frozen seas within us. There is something eternal about the light of this land, a radiance that unshadows the future, like the pillars of a bridge supporting what we see into the delights of what we soon will. So...

  • Be the Change! Be Better!

    By Lisa Ellen Niver

    January 3, 2012 | 10:43 am

    Five years ago I went on a New Year’s cruise and made two resolutions:

    To buy a condo and to find a long-term relationship. I had been focused on these items already but now I was ready to make them happen.

    By January 18, 2007, I had my first date with George and by January 20 I...

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