Trey Graham http://whqr.org en Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs http://whqr.org/post/teens-find-right-tools-their-social-media-jobs Once upon a time, it was MySpace. (Huh. Turns out you <a href="https://myspace.com/">can still link to it</a>.) Then Facebook happened. And Twitter. And beyond those two dominant social-media platforms, there are a host of other, newer options for staying in touch and letting the digital universe get a look at your life. Mon, 17 Jun 2013 21:26:00 +0000 Trey Graham 38367 at http://whqr.org Teens Find The Right Tools For Their Social-Media Jobs Theater Diary: The After-Action Report http://whqr.org/post/theater-diary-after-action-report The last few days of my post-Tonys theater week were so jam-packed that there was no time to write up what I was doing. Matinees, cabarets, stand-ups, burlesques, benefit readings; it was a mad dash of a weekend. So here goes, with the recap — and a few recommendations for things to try next time you get to New York:<p><strong>'Backstage,' Sundays at 54 Below.</strong> What used to be the VIP room at Studio 54 has been given a loving overhaul by a crack team of theater people — set designer John Lee Beatty and lighting wizard Ken Billington, both Tony winners, are among them. Tue, 19 Jun 2012 21:14:00 +0000 Trey Graham 18913 at http://whqr.org Theater Diary: The After-Action Report Theater Diary: When Reactions Speak Louder Than Words http://whqr.org/post/theater-diary-when-reactions-speak-louder-words There's plenty of high drama going on in <em><a href="http://www.porgyandbessonbroadway.com/">Porgy and Bess</a>,</em> and high drama can often mean intense acting.<p>God knows Audra McDonald is tearing up the stage as the drug- and drink- and sex-addled Bess: I've never seen her loosen up her joints and contort her body the way she does in two or three of the show's more scorching moments. Fri, 15 Jun 2012 22:18:00 +0000 Trey Graham 18648 at http://whqr.org Theater Diary: When Reactions Speak Louder Than Words Theater Diary: Ludacris Meets The Von Trapps, And A Bartender Proves Unreliable http://whqr.org/post/theater-diary-ludacris-meets-von-trapps-and-bartender-proves-unreliable On Monday night, a theater-critic buddy and I were hoisting a round at a 9th Avenue saloon called Flaming Saddles. Wed, 13 Jun 2012 23:14:00 +0000 Trey Graham 18433 at http://whqr.org Theater Diary: Ludacris Meets The Von Trapps, And A Bartender Proves Unreliable Theater Diary: In Which Our Heads Explode From Sheer Nerd Joy http://whqr.org/post/theater-diary-which-our-heads-explode-sheer-nerd-joy <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W9IqsC5hc_Q</p><p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tStUnyvr8gQ</p> Tue, 12 Jun 2012 17:25:00 +0000 Trey Graham 18277 at http://whqr.org Theater Diary: In Which Our Heads Explode From Sheer Nerd Joy Tony Awards Recap: We Ponder The Highs And Lows Of A Show About Shows http://whqr.org/post/tony-awards-recap-we-ponder-highs-and-lows-show-about-shows The Tonys, like all awards shows, are about successful people dressing pretty to congratulate each other for being successful. Can't get past that.<p>But the Tonys, to me, always seem just a little less gross than the Oscars or the Grammys or the Xtreme Video Music Firewalking Awards or what have you.<p>Maybe that's because so few people watch them. Mon, 11 Jun 2012 17:35:00 +0000 Trey Graham 18180 at http://whqr.org Tony Awards Recap: We Ponder The Highs And Lows Of A Show About Shows Ever Wanted To Help Cover The News? Here's How You Can — In The UK, Anyway http://whqr.org/post/ever-wanted-help-cover-news-heres-how-you-can-%E2%80%94-uk-anyway I get somewhere between four and six e-mails every day from NPR's news managers, each one an update on the network's coverage plans for the day — and each one bearing this stern all-caps warning:<p><blockquote><p><em>*THIS NOTE IS STRICTLY FOR PLANNING PURPOSES ONLY: INFORMATION IS NOT FOR PUBLICATION, BROADCAST OR SHARING WITH THIRD PARTIES*</em><p></blockquote><p>Like most news organizations, we keep our so-called "story budgets" close to the vest, not least out of competitiveness.<p>Not so at Britain's<em> Guardian </em>newspaper, though — at least not at the moment. Sat, 10 Dec 2011 16:15:00 +0000 Trey Graham 8204 at http://whqr.org Ever Wanted To Help Cover The News? Here's How You Can — In The UK, Anyway For Halloween, Please Enjoy This Story In Which NPH Freaks Out Ever So Gently http://whqr.org/post/halloween-please-enjoy-story-which-nph-freaks-out-ever-so-gently It's Halloween. Want to hear <strong>Neil Patrick Harris</strong> get freaked out?<p>Thought so. You'll want to click on that play button above, and check out Neda Ulaby's <em>All Things Considered </em>piece on an L.A. haunted house — more of an interactive play, really — called <em>Delusion</em>.<p>It's the brainchild of Hollywood stuntman Jon Braver, who rounded up some Tinseltown collaborators and rigged up a decrepit old mansion to look like an early-20th-century insane asylum. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 21:18:00 +0000 Trey Graham 6062 at http://whqr.org For Halloween, Please Enjoy This Story In Which NPH Freaks Out Ever So Gently John Hodgman And Robert Siegel Consider 'All' Things, Some Of Them Rather Dubious http://whqr.org/post/john-hodgman-and-robert-siegel-consider-all-things-some-them-rather-dubious If there's anything guaranteed to lift the heart of an NPR nerd, it's the sound of <em>All Things Considered's</em> <strong>Robert Siegel</strong> losing his composure. This is a news anchor, after all, who can deliver the song title "Party 'Til You Puke" with all the gravity of a president announcing the death of a hero. (No, really. Mon, 31 Oct 2011 18:50:00 +0000 Trey Graham 6050 at http://whqr.org John Hodgman And Robert Siegel Consider 'All' Things, Some Of Them Rather Dubious