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LIVES INTERTWINED BY THE LENS
The Photography of Irving Penn and Robert Freson
Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
BANJERD LEKKONGบรรเจิด เหล็กคง์
A world class artist with bothstrength and tenderness in his works
Janine Yasovantคลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย
ENDS AND BEGINNINGS
All Is True, Tolkien
A showcase for two of the greatest Shakespearian actors of our time. It is the best scene in the movie, and one of the best in any recent movie.
Miles David Moore
DEPARTURES AND ARRIVALSRather than “living in the present tense,” I live “in departure,” I try to live as if this were my
actual last day on earth (which it very well could be), and I would like to harbor no regrets if I don’t wake up in the morning. Michael Bettencourt
A BRIEF ANORECTIC HOMILY ON TIMEWho are we? Where are we? What are we doing? The answers merge like sperm into ovum and give birth to
the pregnant question of Why?. Arthur Danin Adler
FUNGIBLE Yet, a lot of things about that production were amazing. Pretty much the only direction I got was the guy comin' up on stage with me during a rehearsal to whisper in my ear 'they have to like her.' I even got to feature my freaking hair.
I DON’T BELIEVE YOUIf you are someone who works in the arts – particularly in the theatre – chances are that you’ve given a “note.” And it’s incredibly likely that you’ve
received “notes.” Probably plenty of them. Nathan Thomas
PERFECT ALBUM: DON’T SAY NOIt began enriching the world on April 13, 1981–a Monday, no less. Billy Squier’s second album would go on to Triple Platinum status, embedded in various categories of the charts for 111 weeks. Patrick Walsh
I COULD BE THAT GUY The guy who's homeless and lives under a highway bridgeOr maybe the guy who lives a step above and lives out of his battered truck. Les Marcott
FURTHER ADVENTURES IN LAUREATESHIPI was prompted by Karren Alenier’s fascinating article on poets laureate (June 2019) to relate the tale of a recent struggle to hold onto such a position where I live.Gregory Luce
VOTES FOR WOMEN
It was the passage of the 14th Amendment in 1868 that allowed only Black men to vote that caused the riff.
Karren LaLonde Alenier
KANDINSKY’S THEATRE LIFEA Breathless Resume, Part 2
Part 2 takes us from 1914 to the end of his theatre life and glimpses what part of it survived him soon after.
Lissa Tyler Renaud
OLD FART VILLAGE
Help!There’s a UFO in the Pool!
GODDESS IN EXILE continued
When Elvira returns to New York she decides to transform her art to become an expressionof the divine feminine within natural elements
INTERVIEW WITH BASIL PONDRAFT
Everything is capable of feeling ecstasy, if it finds a moment to reflect on its being. If it is conscious of existing, though that consciousness be of a different sort, then it may experience a form of ecstasy.
THE IMPOSSIBLE BIRD
Before the discovery of Australia, people in the old world were convinced that all swans were white. Swans were never meant to be black; in medieval Europe unicorns had more credibility.
The Photography of Jon Rendell
CERTAIN RITES OF SUMMER
FOR A FEW FRENCH POETS
The Art of David Wiley
ODE TO THE FROGS
Most nights I sit in bed reading, the door open to the garden, the wetlands, the hills.A part of me is pulled outside into the night by the concert at the pond.
How many times can I kiss you?How many places on your lips
As You Stand On A High PlaceNice Place To VisitInside Story
theatreTALOS ENSEMBLEA New Medea Noir
UNDRESS ME Michael Bettencourt
In a bar, Laura turns to Stefan and asks him to undressher by word of mouth, in his best mother tongue.
THE GREED GENE Michael BettencourtA young couple is told by their genetic counselor, the "genie of genes"that their child has the greed gene, and there is nothing they can do.
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