In This Issue


The Photography of Jon Rendell
Foxtail Agave
Rare in the wild, revered for
its glamorous, curved inflorescence

Miles David Moore
Film Reviews
Black, White and Streaming
Roma, Cold War

Renate Stendhal
Die Toteninsel
A World Premiere by Liam Scarlett. 
Something stirring and meaningful.

Gregory Luce
“The piano ain’t got no wrong notes”
Some Thoughts on
Erik Satie and Thelonious Monk

Lissa Tyler Renaud
Kandinsky Anew
 A new series, dedicated to new perspectives
on Kandinsky’s “life in art”


Michael Bettencourt
The Good Widower
He is DNA-close to us, he is an elder of our tribe

Arthur Danin Adler
Life Among the Species
The angry-god cathedral, Notre Dame, burned down

 Claudine Jones
Going to be hard if not difficult
20 little squares circling my head at the speed of light

Nathan Thomas
On the 20th Anniversary of Columbine
The word “Columbine” has come to define itself:
the site of a mass shooting incident

Patrick Walsh
The Journal I never Kept
I feel like Rutger Hauer as replicant Roy Batty
 at the end of Blade Runner 

 Les Marcott
We Laughed

The truth is in the telling.  


Karren LaLonde Alenier
Reinventing the Wheel
The Tradition of Innovation in Poetry

Challenging the notion that tradition and innovation are at odds

Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold
Look at Me, I’m on Adventure!
 Robert Louis Stevenson and Treasure Island

Elliot Feldman
The Real Housewives of Old Fart Village

Don’t hate me because I shtupped your husband

Janine Yasovant
Arts of Thailand
Opas Chotiphantawanon
Images we see are like masks that hide real identities
(in English and Thai)

โอภาส โชติพันธวานนท์

Griselda Steiner
Goddess in Exile- continued
Walking the streets of Tribeca smashed

Karren LaLonde Alenier
A little known Rossini bel canto opera



The Art of David Wiley
Dancing Muse 2

Fatal Disappearance


Selena Zachai
Sing to me... singer of you and me
The night is ending.

David Alpaugh
Visual Poems
After Seven Years of Drought
When I Try to Imagine
Leaf Fall

Timothy Starnes
The sweet little lady begins taking a strange turn


Talos Ensemble
A New Medea Noir


Michael Bettencourt
Undress Me
 The Greed Gene

Michael Bettencourt
Theatre Thoughts


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May 2019
Volume 19 Issue 12

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