Kevin Williamson throws a cell phone, Twitter responds to a vigilante

Kevin D. Williamson is a correspondent for The National Review and a theatre critic for The New Criterion. It is in that second capacity that he attended a production of the new musical Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812 earlier this week. Often critics are billed as the villains of the artistic world, but … Continue reading Kevin Williamson throws a cell phone, Twitter responds to a vigilante

Hey, Guthrie, keep your “tweet seats” out of my theatre

The Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis is offering "Tweet Seats" where audience members are allowed to use social media during the shows. They are probably trying to control and put a positive spin on behavior they perceive as inevitable, but it makes me sad. As someone who does use social media while watching TV I can … Continue reading Hey, Guthrie, keep your “tweet seats” out of my theatre

List 13: How to Enjoy Theatre

In a world where we are doing more and more interacting via screens it is refreshing to occasionally share an experience in the presence of other human beings. Sure, live tweeting a TV show is one way to enjoy entertainment with a crowd, but there is no substitute for being in the same room as … Continue reading List 13: How to Enjoy Theatre

List 12: Little Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place

We've all been there. We're in a hurry or distracted or lazy and do something (or don't do something) even though we'd be angry or at least disappointed if someone else behaved the same way. Last week I suggested a 3 question test to know if you are are being a cyberbully. I asked you to consider whether … Continue reading List 12: Little Ways to Make the World a Nicer Place