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Trump's Campaign Had Anti-Semitic Overtones, But Let's Be Optimistic

2 days agoNews : Newsweek: US

As Julius Caesar once said: ”It is easier to find men who will volunteer to die, than to find those who are willing to endure pain with patience.” Today, we all make decisions quickly, snap judgements in the heat of the moment based on our biases and instincts, and not necessarily on the full facts. Show More Summary

Was a 14th c. queen the first to survive a caesarean?

Caesarean sections have the reputation of being named after Julius Caesar because he was delivered surgically from his mother Aurelia. That is a myth that grew from a misunderstanding of the ancient sources in the 10th century. Pliny states in Natural History (Book VII, Chapter 7) that the dictator’s branch of the Julius family acquired [...]

Julius Caesar's place of death is now a cat sanctuary for 250 stray cats

A site called Largo di Torre Argentina in Rome, Italy, contains the steps where Julius Caesar was killed more than 2,000 years ago; it is also currently home to about 250 stray cats. According to Atlas Obscura, the felines moved into the area soon after the ruins were excavated in the late 1920s. Show More Summary

Upside-down Fig Tree in Baia, Italy

Inside the "Parco Archeologico delle Terme di Baia," one little tree defies physics. The modern city of Bacoli holds the ruins of Baia. It was once a playground for the super-rich of Rome, the emperors and their ilk. Julius Caesar had a villa there and so did did Emperors Nero and Caligula. Show More Summary

Cryptic Deconstructions of Big Data

2 weeks agoArts : Hyperallergic

In Julien Prévieux's solo show at Julius Caesar, the artist asks: what, if anything, can be made of our intense reliance on technology to learn about our world? The post Cryptic Deconstructions of Big Data appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Shakespeare meets Oliver Stone in 'The Tragedy of JFK'

Friends, readers, theatergoers, lend me your eyes; I come to praise “The Tragedy of JFK (as told by Wm Shakespeare)” at the Skylight Theatre, not to bury it. Daniel Henning’s adaptation of “Julius Caesar” is an audacious new production from the Blank Theatre Company, one that inventively maps Shakespeare’s...

Make like Julius Caesar and conquer five countries from the seat of your bike

If you're a cyclist looking for a challenge, gear up for the Julius Caesar cycling expedition. It’s an 1,800-mile ride that roughly follows the Roman conqueror’s march through Europe, from London to Rome via England, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy. “Our journey begins at the farthest northern...

Make like Julius Caesar and conquer five countries from the seat of your bike

If you're a cyclist looking for a challenge, gear up for the Julius Caesar cycling expedition. It’s an 1,800-mile ride that roughly follows the Roman conqueror’s march through Europe, from London to Rome via England, Belgium, France, Switzerland and Italy. “Our journey begins at the farthest northern...

Julius Caesar pencil holder

2 months agoHumor / odd : TYWKIWDBI

Impractical (note the hand required to keep it upright), but clever. Via Reddit.Within moments, the entire group, including Brutus, was striking out at the dictator. Caesar attempted to get away, but, blinded by blood, he tripped and fell; the men continued stabbing him as he lay defenceless on the lower steps of the portico. Show More Summary

Downtown Tyrant: Romeo Castellucci’s Julius Caesar in New York

2 months agoArts : Hyperallergic

Long a darling of the European festival circuit, Romeo Castellucci and his Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio have since the 1980s presented a visually driven, philosophical theater, often with classical references and the provocative presence of animals and the animality of humans. The post Downtown Tyrant: Romeo Castellucci’s Julius Caesar in New York appeared first on Hyperallergic.

Lala Kent Takes On Entire Vanderpump Rules Cast in Hilarious Twitter Feud

Lala Kent was the newest SUR girl on Vanderpump Rules last season, which meant she was subjected to hazing that would make a Marine weep and backstabbing that would leave Julius Caesar all like, "Dafuq, bruh?" So it didn't come as much...Show More Summary

Review: Julius Caesar (Writers Theatre)

The most memorable elements of Writers Theatre's Julius Caesar are its cinematic video designs and impressively versatile set. The people who propel the tragedy, however, are all too often reduced to emoticons, and trapped in the carefully calculated, superficial elements of this year's election season. (read Catey Sullivan's entire review....)

Writers Theatre announces season casting

Glencoe's Writers Theatre announced casting for five productions in its 2016-17 season, the company's 25th and first in its new Studio Gang Architects space, on Wednesday.  The season opener "Julius Caesar" (Sept. 7-Oct. 16), in a new adaptation from artistic director Michael Halberstam and Scott...

Deadpool Caesar Bust: Et Tu, Gravimetric Anomaly?

3 months agoTechnology / Gadgets : technabob

If you are a big Deadpool fan you will want to check this out. Yep, this is a bust of Deadpool dressed as Julius Caesar, complete with his gold laurel wreath headband. Deadpool’s got his swords…

FFF Results Post #459 -- Not Comics

On Friday, CR readers were asked to "Name Five Favorite Non-Comics Works By Comics Creators." This is how they responded. Stephen Herrick 1. Jack Kirby's costume designs for a stage production of Julius Caesar 2. Ornate stationary by Kristyna Baczynski 3. Show More Summary

Five For Friday #459 -- Not Comics

Five For Friday #459: "Name Five Favorite Non-Comics Works By Comics Creators." 1. Jack Kirby's costume designs for a stage production of Julius Caesar 2. Ornate stationary by Kristyna Baczynski 3. Dave Stevens' art for the Mighty Men and Monster Maker kit 4. Show More Summary

Watch As Stephen Colbert Hilariously Tries To Seize Control Of The DNC Podium

The Hungry For Power Games are back! Taking on the persona of Julius Flickerman ? much like Caesar Flickerman from the “Hunger Games” franchise ? Stephen Colbert and his trusty stuffed weasel Caligula roamed the halls of the Democratic...Show More Summary

The Drama of Ted Cruz: A Little Bit of Shakespeare in That Speech?

The senator’s address to the Republican National Committee reminded some of Marc Antony’s funeral speech in “Julius Caesar.”

Stephen Colbert Announces the Start of Hungry for Power Games at the Republican National Convention

5 months agoHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Stephen Colbert appeared at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio as his character Julius Flickerman, the brother of The Hunger Games announcer Caesar Flickerman, to announce the start of the Republican National Hungry for Power Games from the convention’s main stage. Flickerman was quickly escorted off the stage, but not before landing a final […]

Trump And The Teslafication Of America

The presumptive GOP candidate, Orange Julius Caesar, has turned us all into Teslas -- and by this I mean thanks to his divisive and often blatantly racist language, we have become a country of freewheeling autonomous killing machines,...Show More Summary

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