Uncanny Terror on the Korean Peninsula

K.J. Noh: For the following 50 years , the only remaining child of the family, searched for traces of his father; not knowing if he was near or far, alive or dead, recalling only his father’s last words: “I’ll see you soon, son; work hard.”

Korean Peninsula Tyrranny

We Are the Palestinians

Gary Corseri: While we are unfree, all men are unfree. While our children are walled in, All children are walled-in.

We Are the Palestinians

Rooftop Revolutionaries Launch Rolling Rebellion

Patrick O’Heffernan: Eleanor Goldfield, co-founder and lead singer, showed her stunning vocal range, moving from soaring soprano notes to gritty blues belts and then down into deep bass – almost Tibetan throat singing – in a high energy, 7-song set that electrified the room.

Rooftop Revolutionaries

Late Bloomers: Marching to the Beat of Our Own Drummers

Treva Brandon: Welcome to the late bloomers club. You are in good company. Other members of the club include artist Paul Cezanne, poet Robert Frost, scientist Charles Darwin, as well as tons of other great literary, scientific, and artistic masters, whose finest works came later in life.

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The “Peace Process” Dies Again

Gary Corseri: here is no “peace process.” There is peace… and the absence of peace— The gnawing hunger for it, The desperation of the vanquished.

Peace Process

Stage

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Shakespeare and Prokofiev’s Elixir of Love

Ed Rampell: As we celebrate the 450th birthday of the Bard who is best known for his plots and arguably (to quote Polonius in Hamlet) “this above all else” his dialogue, it’s intriguing to encounter a Shakespearean experience minus a single spoken line.

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Cirque du Soleil: Viva a Magical Vegas Mystery Tour

Ed Rampell: Cirque du Soleil’s The Beatles LOVE is a combination of the cinematic, operatic and theatrical — along with the acrobatic, aerial, ballet, puppetry, projections, lighting, costuming to put Liberace to shame, and more, all presented with a circus-like panache.

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Film

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In the Movie Mood for Love and Dadaism

Ed Rampell: Shots in Indigo reminded this viewer of the playful sense of discovery of Georges Melies early shorts, as well as of scenes from Jean Vigo or Luis Bunuel/ Salvador Dali films or prints by M.C. Escher, with Rube Goldberg type inventions, such as a piano that creates cocktails.

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“Dear White People” — A Film for the Other Black Kids

Teka-Lark Fleming: What Spike Lee did with Do the Right Thing in the late 80s is what Simien has done with Dear White People for the millennium teens.

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Humor

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Late Bloomers: Marching to the Beat of Our Own Drummers

Treva Brandon: Welcome to the late bloomers club. You are in good company. Other members of the club include artist Paul Cezanne, poet Robert Frost, scientist Charles Darwin, as well as tons of other great literary, scientific, and artistic masters, whose finest works came later in life.

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Music

Rooftop Revolutionaries

Rooftop Revolutionaries Launch Rolling Rebellion

Patrick O’Heffernan: Eleanor Goldfield, co-founder and lead singer, showed her stunning vocal range, moving from soaring soprano notes to gritty blues belts and then down into deep bass – almost Tibetan throat singing – in a high energy, 7-song set that electrified the room.

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Poetry

We Are the Palestinians

We Are the Palestinians

Gary Corseri: While we are unfree, all men are unfree. While our children are walled in, All children are walled-in.

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Television

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Plimpton: The Effete Everyman of Ink and Screen

Ed Rampell: The so-called “participatory journalist” would step into the ring with champ Archie Moore in order to write about boxing or fly through the air with the greatest unease at a circus to get the insider take on being a trapeze artist.

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Spirituality

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Reflections on Love and a Long Marriage

Walter Moss: Love in all its magnificent varieties is the greatest thing in existence, and for a half century I have had someone in my life whom it is easy to love.

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