BeginningThis MonthA New Feature
Michael BettencourtPoltical TheologiesI don't want to write about this, but it's impossible to remain silent when our politicians, and the whole process that saddles us with them, has become our enemy.
Arthur MeiselmanFade to WhiteTo you who live in the clean world, the smell, the taste, the health threat of tobacco is the Congo's echo crying: "the horror!" It is enough to drive you mad.
Nathan ThomasLetter to Ashley Dear Ashley: Your question has been on my mind often over the past few months. I have to admit that years ago I might have asked the same question.
Les MarcottThe Two MametsMamet aims considerable venom at those on the left who would deny Israel its right to protect itself. Most notably leftist thinker and Palestinian advocate Noam Chomsky.
Claudine Joneschocklit KleenI forget why, but I did update my passport somewhat recently (oh yeah, went to Guam. Oops, blocked that out) & so hadto get a new photo.
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FILM (reviews)The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo · War HorseTinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy · The ArtistFour major releases from the end of 2011 presentinteresting case studies in adaptation.Miles David Moore
THEATREThe Dreamed ImaginationNozem theatre has become a clearing house for transformative indigenous theatre in Canada. Ned Bobkoff
DANCECranko and McGregor:What A Difference A Half Century MakesImagine a bright white stage, glaring white lights and clamoring modern music.Catherine Conway Honig
DANCEOnegin at the San Francisco BalletNot only has it not aged in 47 years, it shows classical dance at an unusual level of inventiveness. Renate Stendhal
Springtime, Madness and Muddlesor Hitler and MeI confess I'm in a muddle about Hitler and humor. One of the best days of my life was when in 1974, I saw the 1968 original movie version of "The Producers." The film was laugh out loud funny.Kathi Wolfe
THEATREA Daring Dramatic LeapAfter raising the money, casting the play, starting rehearsals, and finding a place to stageit, the playwright found out that his backer had stolen away, leaving a smattering of IOU's behind.Ned Bobkoff
What Was Learned in Teaching SteinThe Steiny Road Poet created and developed an opportunity to teach Gertrude Stein inside the landscape of an art exhibition that focused on this great Modernist.Karren Alenier
WRITINGAmerika For BeginnersMika OklopAmerica for Beginners rounds out the early years of the tale Mika Oklop began with The Former Future. He lived more than a decade after completing it and continued to write—during those years while he slowly graduated from being a Beginning American to being an Intermediate American—stories that are delightful, anguishing, told in a voice both authentic and startling.Lissa Tyler Renaud
ARTS OF THAILAND (Painting)Daranee CharoenpornIt is the friendship between this writer and artist Khun Daranee Charoenporn who I previously talked to several times since last year that prompts me to reiterate her dedication and effort with oil painting on canvas.Janine Yasovantคลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย
On the WaterfrontThe Photography of Jon Rendell
My Daughters Griselda SteinerLyric poem for The Queen Of The Night from the musical Hypatia.
Many Dreams: Or Persistence Norman MacAfee"It is kindness, not money, rules the world". — Emeric Pressburger to Michael Powell on the meaning of their film I Know Where I'm Going!
Conversations Seldom Overheard [Shadow Talk] Arthur Meiselman Two men, two drinks, too late in a Singapore bar.
Night Without Light Iri KopalDon't say anything. Just get dressed… quick! Before he comes back.
While You Slept Les MarcottKay pleeeze. Are you there? Pick up pleeze. Get me outta here!
Madelin Arthur MeiselmanI'm a whirling, twirling, stomping, romping, kiss of a woman... a big, wet, kiss of a woman.
Triptych: The 99% Arthur Meiselman
In This Issue
Sleigh BellsA Play for Voices
Who are the voices telling this bizarre story of Christmas past? A modern day Greek chorus? Subconscious interlopers in a sleeping mind? When reality dawns it's as disturbing as the dream.
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A Brief But QuirkyHistory of the ArtsJanuary 2011 Click Here
The Rising Fall of the ArtsJanuary 2010 Click Here
The OneJanuary 2009 Click Here
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State of the Art of the ArtsOctober 2005 Click Here
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