January 3, 2011

“A Brief But Quirky History of Art” in Scene4 Magazine

Special issue of Scene4, with a quirky review of San Francisco opera’s brilliant MAKROPULOS CASE with Karita Mattila and a video excerpt:  
January 1, 2011

My Gertrude Stein blog has a new home online: Here you will see the entire blog, from day one: “Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 1”. If you […]
December 27, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 57

Gertrude Stein in “Paris the Luminous Years” on PBS A question to end the first decade of the second millenium: What do Gertrude Stein, Picasso, Janet […]
December 4, 2010

Wagner’s “Ring” Cycle Starting At the Met

Review of part I, Rheingold — a cover story of Scene4 Magazine: “The Ring Machine”  
November 2, 2010

Not Exactly Paradise

My review of San Francisco Opera’s Werther by Massenet compares the production with a classic: Peter Weigl’s film version of the opera with the great Brigitte […]
November 2, 2010

The Latest Lesbian Issue of TRIVIA

It may be the last. Editor Lise Weil is stepping down after her monumental commitment to the magazine that has been vanguard as much as a […]
October 13, 2010

Invitation to a Brain-Jogging Salon

For all everyone who didn’t happen upon my blog post a while ago: “Can a Writer’s Life Experience Earn a University Degree?” It’s important to me […]
October 8, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 56

Entering fall in high fashion? Dressed in Gertrude Stein from head to toe? Coat, dress, petticoat, handbag and dessous:  
October 1, 2010

Cuban Ballet, a book by Octavio Roca

True stories about the Grand Dame and tyrant of Cuban Ballet, Alicia Alonso, the company, and its famous exiles, among them the ballerina sisters Lorena and […]
September 30, 2010

Testimonies of Renate’s UIL Students

Testimony of UIL Students “I approached the UIL advanced degree program with that I thought was a healthy disrespect for conventional academia. At 62, with a […]