The variously talented Pharrell Williams—singer, songwriter, producer—has become a creative muse in his own right. Fox Studios is at work on Atlantis, a “Romeo and Juliet style” musical based on Williams’ childhood in Virginia Beach, Virginia.
On November 1, 1996, young people across America began packing movie theaters—not to see an action movie or a teen comedy, but to watch Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet (spelled “Romeo + Juliet” for those in the know). And to get very, very horny, possibly for the first time ever.
If you’re the sort of Bard devotee who loves to indulge in adaptations of his plays, it’s time to plan a fall trip to NYC. The Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) will host “Breaking Bard: Shakespeare on Film” from October 12-24.
I was a teenager when Romeo and Juliet came out, primed by Tiger Beat and pulsing hormones to lose my mind over the next slender, hairless blue-eyed heartthrob pointed at me by Hollywood. But when I first saw Leonardo DiCaprio I felt...nothing.
It looks like Shonda Rhimes will definitely have a fifth show on ABC. Yesterday, ABC confirmed that it had ordered a pilot of Still-Star Crossed, a sort of sequel to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. The show is based on Melinda Taub’s 2013 novel of the same name.
Mohammed Ali, 21, and his wife Zakia, 18, are fugitives.
Shakespeare With a Twist is happening everywhere right now; in New York on Broadway, Orlando Bloom and Condola Rashad star in an interracial version of Romeo and Juliet. And in Philadelphia, the Curio Theater is producing the same play — with two women in the title roles.
With the beautiful Juliet, Condola Rashad.
Wait, what? Yet another film version of Romeo and Juliet is coming out and this one is starring (an age appropriate) Hailee Steinfeld, Ed Westwick, Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti? And it's adapted for screen by Downton Abbey's Julian Fellowes? When did this happen? Better question — do we care that this is happening?…
A new staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet by director David Leveaux will have a twist: Romeo will be white and Juliet will be black.
Parents of young men who have been busted and sent to jail for having sex with underage girlfriends are fighting anti-sex offender laws on their sons' behalf. Sex offender registry standards are unfair, they say, and enforcing statutory rape laws when the two people involved are just two kids in love is unjust. Is it?
Need some spooky inspiration for Halloween? The new Pyramid Collection catalog can help you figure out a costume!
It's back to the
future indeterminate past this season at Vogue. The page-count is vintage 1991, the styling is vintage 40s, but the direct inspiration for most of the fashion spreads is...somewhat more recent. Let's trace the anxiety of influence!
There's a staging of Romeo and Juliet at Washington D.C.'s Capitol Hill Arts Workshop that's different from any other version you may have seen: The entire cast is female. "An hour shorter, a fraction of the cost and 100 percent more women," is the production's slogan. It's meant to be a throwdown, a challenge to the…
Slate's recent piece on the forbidden love of a couple suffering from dementia has hit a nerve. The pair (82 and 95, respectively) met at an assisted-living facility and embarked on a relationship that quickly grew passionately physical. When 95-year-old Bob's son walked in on his father receiving oral sex from his…