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Last night CBS re-aired a 60 Minutes segment from January, featuring an interview with badass British/Caymanian world-champion free diver, Tanya Streeter.    If you're like me, up until recently you had no idea what free diving was. In this potentially lethal sport, the diver goes hundreds of feet into the depths of the ocean with no oxygen tanks or equipment of any kind. Before going down, divers will  perform breathing exercises to expand their lungs to the size of watermelons. Streeter has held a whopping 10 world...
Not only is the cult-classic Hedwig and the Angry Inch coming to Broadway, but NPH is going to star in the lead role—glitter, giant blonde wig and all.  It's a heavy plot for a Broadway musical: hailing from East Germany, Hedwig (formerly Hansel) falls in love with a German soldier, Luther, and decides to marry him to escape the communist country. To validate the marriage, which at the time had to be between a man and a woman, Hedwig's mother convinces her to get a sex change...
I don't know about you, but I'm super enamored of Uzo Aduba and Danielle Brooks, better known as Crazy Eyes and Taystee, the characters they play on the Netflix series, Orange is the New Black. Aduba, who has a strong background in theater, is easily one of the best actors on the show, and it doesn't hurt that her character is incredibly heartbreaking and complex. Brooks plays the perceived comic relief, but as the plot develops, her character, Taystee, is revealed have more depth than...
  I have a pretty kick-ass job: editing some of the creativity books is part of my job at Perigee Books. I’ve gotten to deliberately spill coffee on the publicity materials for Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal. For Michelle Taute’s Fold Me Up, I spent hours at my desk tinkering with old-school fortune tellers, making sure they all folded in a way that would do my inner fourth-grader proud. (And if I find myself with a creative block, I can turn to books from my colleagues...
Do you love a bit of Lansbury? Are you partial to Poirot? No clues needed—make haste to York Hall in Bethnal Green this Sunday as Art Macabre, producer of deathly drawing salons, takes up residence in the secret Murder Mystery Drawing Room at BUST Craftacular. Join hostess with the grossest, Nikki Shaill and a line up of carelessly crafting models (ouch!) for an hour-long event which we are told will make it impossible to look at a knitting needle the same way again!  We asked writer...