BLOG

October 4, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 78

Gertrude Stein a “Collaborator“, a „Nazi“? Questions abound. Suddenly everyone asks about Gertrude Stein’s whereabouts during WW2. How come she stayed in France when France was […]
October 1, 2011

Gertrude Stein’s Opera FOUR SAINTS IN THREE ACTS in San Francisco

The San Francisco Chronicle called it “a little silly and naïve,” and was it? Four Saints was supposed to be a highlight of the two landmark […]
September 21, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 77

27, rue de Fleurus September 2011 Usually the glass door only allows a glance into the far-away courtyard, well locked away by a modern door code […]
September 10, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 76

“Gertrude Stein gone gone is gone,” to paraphrase the American press. Is it really true that she is gone? Stein had become a San Francisco neighbor, […]
September 1, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 75

LAST CHANCE STEIN, LAST CHANCE DAVID CLAERBOUT Put on your running shoes and take a bag of patience: lines will be HUGE this weekend – the […]
August 27, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done # 74

Stein’s Opera Four Saints in Three Acts It had to happen. A let-down after the high excitement of the landmark Stein exhibitions. (Although there must have […]
August 9, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 73

SLUTTING IN SF: GERTRUDE STEIN ON SLUTWALK? San Francisco had its first SlutWalk last Saturday, and was Gertrude Stein along for the ride? Good question. Controversial […]
August 4, 2011

Francesca Zambello’s “American Ring” at San Francisco Opera

Wagner’s Ring des Nibelungen, directed by Francesca Zambello, has been completed and shown in Bayreuth style in three cycles at SF Opera. Read the complete review […]
August 4, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 72

The “Summer of Stein” in San Francisco coincided with the “Summer of the Ring.” Gertrude Stein and Richard Wagner are certainly odd bed-fellows and yet, there […]
July 23, 2011

Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 71

Lesbians holding hands a No-no at “Seeing Gertrude Stein: Five Stories”   Two hand-holding women were forced out of the Contemporary Jewish Museum in San Francisco […]