The Colorado Shakespeare Festival opens this weekend at the University of Colorado in Boulder with Romeo and Juliet. The company broke-even last year, but organizers have made some changes to this year’s season as they grapple with lower attendance numbers and how to keep Shakespeare relevant in the age of Twitter and Facebook.
First “conquered” by man 100 years ago, Antarctica savaged early European expeditions with its blinding week-long storms scouring an ice cap two miles thick and its record-cold of minus 129 degrees. A new book by Pulitzer Prize-winner Edward Larson describes the science and agony of polar explorer Robert Scott in this alien land. KUNC’s Peter Johnson has more.
No need for name tags and awkward reconnections. Social networks are affecting attendance at real-life class reunions.
Facebook was created for college students to get in touch with each other. It has helped people stay in touch online so well, that it might be hurting attendance at real-world class reunions.
This means the excruciatingly awkward reunion scenes in movies — where the dorks and princesses get together to prove that either they've become cool or are still cool — don't have to happen in real life.