Sophocles

  • antigone
    September 23, 2016  

    In the Greek tragedy “Antigone,” the title character is told that she cannot bury her brother, who has been killed. Echoes of the classical work rang out in 2014, when Michael Brown was shot by police and left dead in the street for hours. New York-based group Outside the Wire presents “Antigone in Ferguson,” a pertinent take on Sophocles that’s encouraging discussion. Jeffrey Brown reports. Continue reading

  • October 29, 1998  

    Poet Laureate of the United States Robert Pinsky considers the tragedy of war and the hope of peace with a portion of "The Cure At Troy." Continue reading