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Far-Right Twitter Personality Laura Loomer Banned From Uber, Lyft For Racist Tweets [Updated]

Laura Loomer, the former Rebel Media contributor best known for stage-crashing a Donald Trump-themed production of Julius Caesar and blaming her car's blown tires on probably fictional leftist saboteurs, has joined the exclusive but growing club of far-right Twitter personalities banned from Uber for racism. More »      

The Melodramatic Funeral of Julius Caesar

Almost everyone knows the story of the death of Julius Caesar, as Shakespeare has reminded us. He was assassinated on the Ides of March 44 BC by a group of disgruntled Senators who believed him to be on a path to become dictator and destroy the Republic. Show More Summary

Render unto Caesar . . .

I concur with Jonah’s response to Conrad Black’s “Never Trump” column, but I think Jonah leaves out one important objection: Conrad Black is not only wrong, but grievously wrong, in his insistence that Julius Caesar didn’t get what he deserved. Julius Caesar Deserved It

Great Books Vote

Help me pick a title for an upcoming episode of The Great Books podcast. Vote here on Twitter. To subscribe to the podcast for free, go here. You’ll get the next episode–a conversation on Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar, with Paul Cantor–as soon as it releases. Great Books Vote

Steve Bannon renews call for war on Republican establishment

last monthNews : Trending Now

Steve Bannon speaks at the Value Voters Summit in Washington. Former White House strategist Steve Bannon declared war on the Republican establishment on Saturday, comparing Mitch McConnell to Julius Caesar and asking “who’s going to be Brutus” in the political assassination of the Senate majority leader. Show More Summary

P.T. Barum Looks To Add Legends To His Attractions In Next Weeks Legends Of Tomorrow

With The CW’s Legends of Tomorrow’s third Season kicking off last night by taking down Julius Caesar and getting some redemption, the team is ready to once again travel through time and fix the timeline that they screwed up. The second episode for Legends of Tomorrow is titled, “Freakshow” and the promo for it can […]

Legends of Tomorrow Battle Ancient Romans on the Beach in New Photos

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 3 premiere photos show Sara and Mick throwing down with someone who appears to be Julius Caesar himself. The post Legends of Tomorrow Battle Ancient Romans on the Beach in New Photos appeared first on CBR.

Movie Stars Who Came To Grief On Broadway

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Alexis Soloski: "Though [Denzel] Washington's first Broadway outing, as Brutus in Julius Caesar, generated tepid reviews, he has since become a heavy hitter, winning a Tony for Fences in 2010 and warm notices for A Raisin in the Sun in 2014. But some celebrities haven't gained the same applause. Here are ten Hollywood luminaries and […]

Julius Caesar and Cleopatra debut in new Assassin's Creed Origins trailer

Look, I love Assassin's Creed. Unlike many people it never really got old to me. Sure you can make valid complaints about the bullshit 100% Sync requirements, the combat, or repetitious side quests, but for me the fun is delving into ancient times in far away places. Show More Summary

Mary Beard is right, Roman Britain was multi-ethnic – so why does this upset people so much?

The Roman poet Catullus, now known for the erotic verse he wrote for Lesbia and Juventius, wasn’t particularly bothered about a man’s skin pigmentation (in this particular instance, that of Julius Caesar). So why are we? The post Mary...Show More Summary

Legends of Tomorrow Casts Spartacus Actor as Julius Caesar

Spartacus alum Simon Merrells will play Julius Caesar when the Legends of Tomorrow visit Ancient Rome. The post Legends of Tomorrow Casts Spartacus Actor as Julius Caesar appeared first on CBR.

All The Magic of Shakespeare, and No Bloody Trump: How Annaleigh Ashford Steals ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ at The Public Theater

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Protesters rounded on the Public Theater for its blood-spattered Donald Trump in ‘Julius Caesar’ but ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ is politics-free.

Pay Attention to — and Do Not Misunderstand — Sondheim and Weidman’s Assassins

A few weeks ago, the inclusion of a Trump-like Caesar in Shakespeare in the Park’s production of Julius Caesar whipped some on the right to an indignant froth. The claim was that the production, by staging a 400-year-old assassination scene with a Trump stand-in, was encouraging violence toward our current ... More »

Notorious Pizzagate Truther Plants Fake Net Neutrality Flyers Backing ‘Satanic Porn’

4 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Jack Posobiec has made a name for himself by planting a “Rape Melania” sign at an anti-Trump protest and interrupting a performance of Julius Caesar in Central Park last month.

'Will' examines Shakespeare's younger years

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, still the greatest writer the English language has produced, is back, as he always will be. A New York production of "Julius Caesar," in which the eponymous emperor was represented in the likeness of a certain sitting president, was recently controversial....

'Will' examines Shakespeare's younger years

William Shakespeare, the Bard of Avon, still the greatest writer the English language has produced, is back, as he always will be. A New York production of "Julius Caesar," in which the eponymous emperor was represented in the likeness of a certain sitting president, was recently controversial....

Unbowed 'Julius Caesar' director urges artists 'take risks'

The theater director who endured death threats and lost corporate sponsors after staging a Donald Trump-inspired version of "Julius Caesar" has a message to any artist fearful of facing similar … Click to Continue »

The Right’s Hissy Fit Over ‘Julius Caesar

A new presentation of Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar with a Donald Trump figure as Caesar bruised the fragile feelings of right-wing commentators who missed the play’s historic value and message, says Michael Winship. By Michael Winship Over in New York’s Central…Read more ?

Go, Read: Tim Kreider On Satirical Art That Engages With Political Assassination

Here. Kreider boxes a round with the three-headed monster of Kathy Griffin's goofy photos, the Julius Caesar production that had Trump elements and the congressional baseball game shooting. The joy for comics fans will be in the adroitness of the details.

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