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Catherine Quayle


Catherine Quayle launched the Need to Know website in May 2010 and served as its first editor-in-chief. She spent seven years at Court TV where she ran the award-winning daily news website, and previously worked as an editor for a long list of small magazines, where she wrote about the environment, technology, regulation, architecture, crime and robots. For her writing, she has a Lisagor Award for Exemplary Journalism from the Chicago Headline Club and two Excel magazine feature awards. Catherine has an MFA in writing from Columbia University and was a Lannan fellow.


Excuse me, I’m having a Macbeth moment

What might Macbeth’s sleepless nights be like, tormented by fears and prophecies? An interactive theater experience will help us find out, though it seems we already know.


Photo: Rainbow state

The New York state Senate ushered in a new era of civil rights, and no doubt a festive fall, by becoming the sixth state to approve same-sex marriage.


Walking through walls with Mark Rylance

In his Tony acceptance speech last night, the actor confused and bemused, but it’s a magic trick he’s performed before.


Photo: Vive le grand hamster

The European Union’s highest court intervened Thursday on behalf of a 10-inch French furball. The EU Court of Justice warned France that it would face huge fines if it failed to take steps to save the Great Hamsters of Alsace, whose numbers have dwindled to only a few hundred.


Between a rock and a hot seat

‘s Mashed: What do John Edwards and an asteroid have in common? Probably nothing.


Photo: Our Martha Graham century

Her long life spanned most of the 20th century, and she was one of its finest interpreters.


Countdown to the ‘Feathered Four’

The season isn’t ALL about basketball. Another tournament is quietly heating up, and there is still time to fill out your brackets for the Tweet 16. That’s right: birds.


Photo: Rats on a mission

A footlong rodent in a harness is ready to clear the world of landmines. Or at least, for now, parts of Africa. Like dogs, giant African pouched rats are smart and cooperative, and have a highly developed sense of smell, plus they work for peanuts.


Oh, and Happy Evacuation Day

A day, now forgotten, when the British beat their retreat from New York, leaving the new nation to finally get down to the business of becoming its bratty self.