Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 80
November 1, 2011
Why Do Something If It Can Be Done: Quoting Gertrude Stein # 81
November 28, 2011

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Report about the new film by Wim Wenders, Pina, the opening of the Paris Opera with Salome by Richard Strauss, and a gender-bending artist from the time of Gertrude Stein, Claude Cahun, at the Jeu de Paume, : http://www.scene4.com/1111/renatestendhal1111.html

“Just for fun I sat down in my habitual café and started counting. It’s what I always do when I first arrive in Paris: I buy the Officiel or Pariscope, take a café table at the window of Le Rostand, right across the Luxembourg Gardens, and get an overview over the fashions and cultural programs of the moment. 322 films this week, not including the special-topic “festivals” (roughly 35). Almost 100 theater plays. The usual. The opera season was to open with Salome the next day. The sirens of the present time were wearing tights in a half-loose, sexy way that let the fabric bundle up around the ankles and slip down to very high heels. …”

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