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February 3, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 60

A sketch by Tom Hachtman Aquarie Gertrude comes up for another spin around the virtual sun of birthdays this very day today. And a great birthday […]
February 2, 2011

Swans of a Feather

BLACK SWAN, the brilliant controversial movie by Darren Aronofsky, reviewed with contradictory interpretations as the cover story of Scene4. Direct link to my review: http://www.scene4.com/0211/renatestendhal0211.html  
January 14, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 58

If you missed Paris the Luminous Years on PBS and (and missed the snow falling live on Gertrude’s Montparnasse in my last Stein post), there is […]
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: http://www.scene4.com/0111/renatestendhal0111.html  
January 1, 2011

My Gertrude Stein blog has a new home online:

http://www.quotinggertrudestein.wordpress.com 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” http://www.scene4.com http://www.scene4.com/1210/renatestendhal1210.html  
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 […]