The case in question involves a bakery that refused to make a wedding cake for a gay couple. At what point does your ”religious liberty” diminish my need to live a life free of arbitrary discrimination? The rights of millions of Americans are at stake.
Eric A. Gordon: This distinctly American event takes place every November, an annual expression of the fierce high school football rivalry between Theodore Roosevelt and James A. Garfield High Schools in East Los Angeles, less than five miles apart, that attracts over 25,000 enthusiasts.
Beyond the Waterfront showed much creative vitality in collaborating with unlikely partners, turning 258 tons of tall ship into a performance area, and inviting the natural sounds of the port, such as birds, horns, water and wind to contribute further unexpected aural elements.
Ed Rampell: The life and career of this incomparable painter, her vivacious spirit, passionate sexuality, pitiable fragility, and her tumultuous relationship with Rivera, who was two decades older than her, all this life writ large was “an opera waiting to happen,” as its composer put it in a pre-performance panel on June 18.
Eric A. Gordon: In her hyper-sexualized, precocious community, Sara was vulnerable to abuse, starting at age seven, and began internalizing negative images of herself as a “slut” and “whore.”