Two New Films Tackle Race in Depth

Bill Meyer: Although these films don’t directly address the current realities of mass Black incarceration, rising school tuitions, or the persistent economic and social inequalities between races, they do provide an important forum for thought and action presented in an extremely entertaining and provocative manner.

Evolution of Bert

New Directions for LA Opera: What’s Op, Doc?

Ed Rampell: LA Opera’s edgy double feature takes this august art form in other directions and shows the possibilities of different modes of expression for the operatic medium.

Dido and Aeneas

Oh My God! I Forgot To Have A Baby!

Treva Brandon: With my feet in the stirrups, he confirmed the worst: I was 43-years-old with diminishing hormone levels, and a fertility window about to shut. If I wanted to get pregnant, I’d have to take immediate action – if it wasn’t already too late.

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How a Downturn in the Economy Became a Cookbook

June Pagan: In what seemed like only a moment, I went from being hired on virtual every job for which I interviewed, to being passed over because of my pay rate – or worse – because it was assumed that my style of cooking was considered “old school.”

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Poets Talk with Charles Orloski: Solzhenitsyn, T. S. Eliot, Monica Lewinsky, Thomas Paine, Bertrand Russell, et. al. 

Gary Corseri: We don’t much think about aftermaths in America! We’re pretty much trained NOT to have foresight—to “go along to get along,” to “go with the flow,” etc.! Of course, we don’t explore the past, either!.

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Stage

Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson

From HEAR To Eternity: Philosopho-palooza

Ed Rampell: As its rather longwinded title indicates, The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord can talk the legs off of a Japanese table (FYI, Japanese tables don’t have legs).

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Alice in Blunderland: The War Between the Sexes

Ed Rampell: This A Noise Within production of the Swedish playwright August Strindberg’s 1900 The Dance of Death is expertly acted and directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott.

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Film

Evolution of Bert

Two New Films Tackle Race in Depth

Bill Meyer: Although these films don’t directly address the current realities of mass Black incarceration, rising school tuitions, or the persistent economic and social inequalities between races, they do provide an important forum for thought and action presented in an extremely entertaining and provocative manner.

Force Majeure

Force Majeure: What Would You Do?

Ed Rammpell: A so-called “act of god” is a good example of this, and one such occurrence sets the stage for the plot and theme of Force Majeure, a stylish Swedish movie written and directed by Ruben Östlund that scored the Cannes Film Festival’s Jury Prize in Un Certain Regard.

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Humor

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Oh My God! I Forgot To Have A Baby!

Treva Brandon: With my feet in the stirrups, he confirmed the worst: I was 43-years-old with diminishing hormone levels, and a fertility window about to shut. If I wanted to get pregnant, I’d have to take immediate action – if it wasn’t already too late.

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Music

Dido and Aeneas

New Directions for LA Opera: What’s Op, Doc?

Ed Rampell: LA Opera’s edgy double feature takes this august art form in other directions and shows the possibilities of different modes of expression for the operatic medium.

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Poetry

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Poets Talk with Charles Orloski: Solzhenitsyn, T. S. Eliot, Monica Lewinsky, Thomas Paine, Bertrand Russell, et. al. 

Gary Corseri: We don’t much think about aftermaths in America! We’re pretty much trained NOT to have foresight—to “go along to get along,” to “go with the flow,” etc.! Of course, we don’t explore the past, either!.

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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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