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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: http://www.shewrites.com/profiles/blogs/why-do-something-if-it-can-be-60  
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 […]
September 24, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 55

On our pilgrimage to the sites of Stein’s “mystery” novel, the impression of sadness, the all-pervasive dread of French country life deepened at the Hotel Pernollet. […]
September 4, 2010

Santa Fe Opera Season

Read all about this summer’s season and a brilliant new version of Offenbach’s Tales of Hoffmann: http://www.scene4.com/0910/renatestendhal0910.html  
September 4, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 54

Our sleuthing began 75 km east of Lyon on an empty country road, between rabbit cages and sad bistros. Whereas nowadays a plaque guides the pilgrims […]
August 27, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 53

Translating Stein’s murder mystery Blood on the Dining-Room Floor was very much a case of transleaping. I had to leap into a language, German, that gives […]
August 16, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 52

After the marker of 5O Stein blogs — talking about Stein’s one and only writing block –- did I contract one myself? No, for me, too, […]
August 1, 2010

A “Walküre” for the 21st Century

Every now and then there is a new reason to fall in love with San Francisco. This time it’s the advancing project of a new San […]
July 17, 2010

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 51

Sorry to interrupt the mystery story, but there is urgency in this alluring dress — if you live in the San Francisco Bay Area! You’ve got […]