Day: November 1, 2017

Can Liberal Arts Education Get Past Identity Politics? (Part I)

How can we democratize education, eliminate unfair advantages for the haves versus the have-nots, and recognize that power is subjective? The context in which we find ourselves is connected to how much power we have, in any given room. We may not know how we are received, amongst our peers, if we never meet them …

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Eataly in LA

I had visited Eataly (Eat-Italy), the Italian marketplace in New York, seven year ago on November 4, 2010, not long after it opened on August 31st, and I was blown away.  This huge collection of food shops and restaurants covered a large square city block at 200 Fifth Avenue and 23rd Street. Other locations opened …

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Love On and Off the Courts: Butterfly, Kid, and Match

The war of the sexes rages on various fronts in Julie Taymor’s Broadway revival of  David Henry Hwang’s M. Butterfly and John Patrick Shanley’s self-directed new play The Portuguese Kid. Butterfly addresses gender fluidity while Kid is one of Shanley’s screaming matches with lovers driven wild by their libidos. Both offer moments of entertaining and …

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Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood

The work-in-progress of the Academy Museum in Los Angeles, designed by architect Renzo Piano, is scheduled for opening in 2019. In “Architecture + Cinema + Hollywood”, the three are connected through images of the museum’s construction at the present time, historic and contemporary examples of architecture, mementos from classic movies, metaphors of Hollywood, and segments from my previous …

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Six Solos

I recently returned from my first time attending the San Francisco Dance Film Festival where my own screen dance work, “Ghost Story” was presented as one of the official selections. Besides being exposed to a cornucopia of wonderful films and a beautifully organized festival, one of the great highlights was meeting fellow dance filmmakers, all …

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Alexis DeLaRosa. Photography by Jim Storm

A New Voice in the Los Angeles Theatre Scene

Sharon Yablon has been on the cutting edge of the Los Angeles Theater scene since 1991. Early in her writing career, she creatively took her utterly unique and mysterious worlds to the “stage” by starting Sharon’s Farm.  Yablon embraced unconventional theatrical outlets, by presenting her plays in backyards, run down hotels, marijuana dispensaries, and bars …

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Danny Earl Simmons: Two Poems

Danny Earl Simmons currently resides in Lebanon, Oregon. His poems have appeared in a variety of journals such as The Pedestal Magazine, The Main Street Rag, Chiron Review, IthacaLit, and San Pedro River Review. He is the author of a poetry chapbook entitled “The Allness of Everything” (Maverick Duck Press). [alert type=alert-white ]Please consider making a tax-deductible donation now …

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