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February 15, 2009

Writing in My Paris Cafe

I used to wonder, during the many years I spent in Paris, why I could not sit at my desk and gather my thoughts. There was […]
February 15, 2009

A Leap of Faith

I would never have imagined the way I came to write my first novel. Many years ago, I used to hear a silly little ditty in […]
February 15, 2009

At Play in the Field of Words: My bag of tricks to help you write

As a young aspiring writer, the advice I got from most teachers and writing manuals was to create a disciplined writing practice. The notion of discipline […]
November 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Opera and Popcorn

“Opera and Popcorn” — the new HD Live at the Met simulcast operas at a cinema near you. Review of the spectacular “Salome” of Karita Mattila […]
September 1, 2008

The Cuban Ballet Revolution and Its Stars — Lorena Feijoo and Jose Manuel Carreno

“What Would We Do Without Them? The Cuban Dance Revolution and its  Stars Lorena Feijoo and Jose Manuel Carreño.” A portrait of two of the major […]
August 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Frida Kahlo at SF MOMA

A great retrospective with many photographs of Frida Link: http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/jul-2008/html/renatestendhal0708.html  
July 1, 2008

Culture Witness: Shen Wei Dance Arts

Puzzles and Wonders: Sacre du Printemps and Near the Terrace, at Cal Performances Link:http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/may-2007/html/infocus.html  
July 1, 2008

Cuban Ballerina Sisters Lorena and Lorna Feijoo

I talked to both ballet stars and wrote their portrait. The cover story in Four Seasons Magazine, Issue 2, 2008, can only be read in print. […]
May 1, 2008

Paris – Plus Ça Change

May 2008  —  Springtime in Paris: Cafés and Arts Link: http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/may-2008/html/renatestendhal0508.html  
December 1, 2007

Culture Witness: Pina Bausch in Berkeley Again

Review of her piece Ten Chi, created in Japan: http://www.scene4.com/archivesqv6/dec-2007/html/renatestendhal1207.html