Notoriety and Fame: The Case of Synge’s “The Playboy of the Western World”

Why are people like John Dillinger, Bonnie and Clyde, and Billy the Kid so powerful in our cultural imagination? All were violent criminals, but they achieved a notoriety and popularity not in spite of, but because of their crimes. Why do we sometimes venerate those whom, under different circumstances, we would abhor? This question was […]

Kaweah Delta Unveils Keynote Speaker for Oct. 23 Cancer Event

Tickets are on sale for Kaweah Delta Breast Center’s 5th annual Pink Tea Party, whose “Alice in Wonderland” theme will transform the Visalia Convention Center on Sunday, Oct. 23, with national speaker, author and breast cancer survivor Dr. Sheri Phillips Prentiss. The event’s keynote speaker will be Dr. Sheri, a physician, national spokesperson for Susan […]