In This Issue


Michael Bettencourt

An Earnest Christian
Lampooning religion

Arthur Meiselman
Even before I knew how to write

Claudine Jones
Fond & Foolish Hopes
In great need of shared light

Nathan Thomas
Political Theatre
“It’s all just political theatre.” No, it’s not!

Les Marcott
Two Roads
A potentially dangerous situation

Patrick Walsh
Perfect Album: Dire Straits
The disservice stations do to music


Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
The Private Universe of N.C. Wyeth
The Founder of a dynasty
of iconic American painters

Renate Stendhal
Seduction With Words And Music

Capriccio and Don Giovanni
at Santa Fe Opera

Janine Yasovant
Arts of Thailand
Noppanan Thannaree

(in English and Thai)


Karren Lalonde Alenier
The Steiny Road to Operadom

Quotes From Gertrude Stein
In This Election Season

Arthur Meiselman
Jody Thomas Doesn’t Want To Die
The madness of using violence as
a solution to the problem of violence

Miles David Moore
Film Reviews
Captain Fantastic
Florence Foster Jenkins

Elliot Feldman

Old Fart Village

One is blue and one is green
and who is she?

Griselda Steiner

The waters of the earth that gave birth to your lives and will end it

Lissa Tyler Renaud
Reincarnation At SF Opera

Dream of the Red Chamber
at San Francisco Opera



Jon Rendell
The Talk Of The Town

The Art of David Wiley
Drawing: Poet Conjuring A Poem
 Poetry: To A Piece Of Paper


Sandeep Girish Bhatnagar

Alan S. Kleiman
Five Poems

Lissa Tyler Renaud


Michael Bettencourt
Undress Me
 The Greed Gene

Michael Bettencourt
Theatre Thoughts


Letters to the Editor
Qué Pasa

The DressingKarren Alenier
MDMMiles David Moore
Minstrel ShowLes Marcott
NightdancesArthur Meiselman


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October 2016
Volume 17 Issue 5

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