The Festival Beat

What do Cirque du Soleil, Reese Witherspoon, and Harry Potter have in common?
By Paul E. Richardson

What do Cirque du Soleil, Reese Witherspoon, and Harry Potter have in common? Troupe Vertigo, of course!

The Eroica Trio is a Force of Nature
By Paul E. Richardson

Somethings are just Fate, like peanut butter and chocolate, dogs and tennis balls, and, well, the ensemble that was meant to become The Eroica Trio.

"These are not the worst of times"
By Festival Boca

There are not many historians whose profile as a public intellectual is as prominent as Doris Kearns Goodwin. Surely not many historians have had a cameo on The Simpsons. And while she has a great sense of humor about the attention she gets, she is dead serious about what her research into presidential lives can tell us now. 

"A Constitutional Feast every week..."
By Festival Boca

At a time when the media is awash in discussions of impeachment, emoluments and other complex constitutional issues, Jeffrey Rosen seems to be on every TV producer’s speed dial.

When Good News is Not So Good
By Festival Boca

“For the first time in recorded history,” says Thomas Bollyky, “parasites, viruses, bacteria, and other infectious diseases are not the leading cause of death and disability in any region of the world.” But the news is not all good...

"Sympathetic Reverberations"
By Festival Boca

Robert Pinsky – arguably America’s greatest living poet – has dedicated his career to identifying and invigorating poetry’s place in the world.

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