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Alexis Camins

Alexis Camins is an actor, writer, husband and father.  As an actor, he’s worked in New York and regionally, in theater, film and television.  In New York, he’s appeared at LaMama Experimental Theater, Cherry Lane Theater and the Ensemble Studio Theater.  He’s acted in five productions with New...

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The Financial Diaries

A new book explores the lives of families dealing with financial uncertainty and volatility.

Posted on Apr 14, 2017



Much Ado About Very Little

What does it take to put on a Shakespeare play in a Midwestern regional theater? A new book seeks to answer this question, but far more interesting questions are left unasked. Why do these people devote their lives to their craft? Why does this particular play in this particular season for these particular people matter?

Posted on Dec 30, 2016



Creatures of a Day

A new book on confronting mortality by Dr. Irvin Yalom illustrates that, when in the midst of another human being’s darkness, we should worry less about shining a light, and instead simply hold the person’s hand and stay in the darkness with him or her.

Posted on Aug 7, 2015



Story/Time

“Story/Time: The Life of an Idea,” by acclaimed dancer-choreographer Bill T. Jones, reads like the origin story of a superhero, in which the most intriguing parts revolve around how the superhero discovers and acquires his power.

Posted on Dec 12, 2014



The Bonobo and the Atheist

Primatologist Frans de Waal pays religion the ultimate atheist compliment: Religion is so great that we humans acquired it through the natural process of evolution.

Posted on Jun 20, 2014