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March 8, 2012

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 87

TINKER TAILOR SOLDIER STEIN 85 % original Stein, 15 % John le Carré, 1 % Stendhal   This was not an accident and it was mentioned. […]
March 4, 2012

John Cranko’s “Onegin” at SF Ballet

Cranko’s Onegin has not aged in 47 years. It shows classical dance at an unusual level of inventiveness, technical edginess, and — most unusual — a […]
March 4, 2012

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 86

NO PUSSY NO! How many scandals fit on the tip of a needle when the needle is Gertrude Stein? I ask you.
February 2, 2012

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 85

99% Gertrude Stein Aquarie Stein is having another virtual birthday, Feb. 3rd. She is turning 138. Looking back at the year she just spent, culturally speaking, […]
January 29, 2012

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 84

OBSCENE CRITIC, OBSCENE ACADEMIC The Stein controversy was picked up by Scene4 Magazine, the international magazine for arts and media, in a special issue on Obscenity: […]
December 29, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 83

Quirky Genius Turns Literary Kingdom to Mud “They ask me to tell why an author like myself can become popular. It is very easy everybody keeps […]
December 9, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 82

Words, funny words and funny funny pictures and Paris in a new picture book! It begins: “Once there were two amusing American ladies, Gertrude Stein and […]
December 5, 2011

Händel’s XERXES at San Francisco Opera

San Francisco Opera may have already reached the zenith of this season (most reviewers thought so) with Händel’s one and only “comic” opera Xerxes from 1738 […]
November 28, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 81

Vive la France! “I cannot write too much upon how necessary it is to be completely conservative that is particularly traditional in order to be free. […]
November 10, 2011

Paris with Pina, Salome and Claude

                  Report about the new film by Wim Wenders, Pina, the opening of the Paris Opera with Salome […]