Posts tagged "shakespeare"

Shakespeare Smoked Weed, Is Anyone Really Surprised?

Pipes from William Shakespeare’s garden in Stratford-Upon-Avon have been forensically analyzed and were found to contain traces of cannabis. Are you shocked? I’m not shocked.
South African researchers used gas…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | August 10, 2015 - 11:30 am

A Shakespeare-To-GIF Translator Is Coming To The Interwebs And I Can’t Contain Myself

Two graduate students at the MIT Media Lab have created a research site that quantifies the emotional content of GIFs, and they hope that one day soon it…

Claire Hannum | March 13, 2014 - 10:20 am

If Facebook Had Existed In Shakespeare’s Time

Can you imagine the fighting that would have erupted on their walls as family members tossed insults around? “Unhand my daughter, Romeo, or I shall report thee to Mark Zuckerberg…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | December 5, 2011 - 4:45 pm

Quickies: Prince Harry Is “100 Percent Single” & Did Shakespeare Smoke Pot?

Prince Harry settles once and for all that he is not, repeat, not, boning Pippa Middleton. Or Chelsy Davy. In fact, he’s “100 percent single.” [Celebitchy]
Wannabe presidential…

Jessica Wakeman | June 27, 2011 - 7:00 pm

What If Romeo And Juliet Were On Facebook?

In case you’ve never really understood Shakespearian verse, you can revisit the classic story of Romeo and Juliet as told through Facebook. All it takes are some friend requests, relationship…

Ami Angelowicz | February 4, 2010 - 1:20 pm

Anna Hathaway Proves Why “Romeo & Juliet” Isn’t The Sexiest Shakespeare Play

This summer, Anna Hathaway takes the stage in New York City as Viola in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. You might have thought that if the Hollywood A-lister was to play a…

Leonora Epstein | June 26, 2009 - 12:30 pm

Britney Spears, Like, Totes Inspired By Shakespeare And James Joyce

Slate has uncovered shocking evidence that Britney Spears’ songwriting abilities are maybe, just a tad, unoriginal. Her most recent single, “If U Seek Amy,” is a play on…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | March 19, 2009 - 7:30 pm

The Daily Squeeze: Romeo And Juliet, Bones And Breast Cancer, And Tim Gunn’s Big Day

Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending. [NPR]
A new study says that women with stronger bones are more likely to develop breast cancer. Do we really have to choose…

Catherine Strawn | July 29, 2008 - 12:20 pm