And, in the process, determines that “spinsters” should no longer be sad
Tag: Virginia Woolf
Jane Austen and musicals are not quite incompatible
Paul Gordon’s adaptation of Sense and Sensibility, making its world premiere at Chicago Shakespeare, wants more sensibility, less sense.
Spinsters of the world unite!
A new book surveys the past, present, and future of the unmarried woman.
The Time Traveler’s Wife vs. Working: Greatest Chicago Book Tournament, round two
How to choose between two books? A judge seeks guidance from Virginia Woolf: “our taste, the nerve of sensation that sends shocks through us, is our chief illuminant.”
A few more tales from the amazing life of Ruth Gruber
The photographer’s encounters with Virginia Woolf, Nazis, Commies, and a pair of arctic explorers
VICE magazine tries to find the glamour in suicide
Good photos in bad taste
Janet Malcolm is a camera
The writer’s new essay collection, Forty-One False Starts, is a knockout.
Unafraid of Virginia Woolf
Sarah Ruhl adapts Orlando.
A Room of One’s Own
Those who think of Virginia Woolf’s sharp, witty, brilliant essay A Room of One’s Own–denouncing England’s stuffy, classist, patriarchal society and calling for the intellectual, artistic, and economic independence of women–as merely an early feminist polemic sell Woolf short. True, Woolf’s essay, based on lectures she delivered at two Cambridge women’s colleges in the 20s, […]