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Entries by George Heymont from 10/2010

Superman, We Hardly Knew Ye! (VIDEOS)

| Posted 10.04.2010 | Arts

While pundits and film critics are busy deconstructing the controversial new documentary Waiting For "Superman", perhaps this is a good time to ask just who exactly Superman really is.

Getting Things Off Their Chest (VIDEOS)

| Posted 10.07.2010 | Arts

As one experiences a series of solo performers delivering monologues, it becomes fairly easy to see which actors are secure in their material, which honestly love to work with an audience, and which are still developing their "sea legs."

More Funding for School Arts Programs, Less for Sports

| Posted 10.11.2010 | Arts

Sports programs often produce extremely competitive students whose careers peak early in life. Arts programs often produce extremely creative students whose critical thinking skills deepen as they mature.

Dearly Departed

| Posted 10.14.2010 | Arts

Japan's culture offers a rich contrast to the standard American's fear and denial of death as the logical conclusion to birth. Recently, after watching a poignant Japanese film written and directed by Miwa Nishikawa, I felt purged, cleansed, and revitalized.

Mother Nature Provided the Soundtrack

| Posted 10.18.2010 | Arts

After 100 minutes of listening to sheep bleating, dogs barking, cowboys cursing, and wolves howling, Sweetgrass leaves its audience begging for more.

Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu Celebrates 25 Years of Hula in San Francisco

| Posted 10.21.2010 | Arts

For those of us who grew up on the East Coast, what little we knew about hula came from the movies. Shortly after moving to San Francisco on my 25th b...

It's a Small World After All (VIDEOS)

| Posted 10.25.2010 | Entertainment

Three independent full-length animation features have such strong storytelling techniques, such brilliant artwork, and such quirky appeal that they should not be overlooked.

There's Art Right at Your Fingertips!

| Posted 10.28.2010 | Arts

Two fascinating documentaries explore the kind of creativity that sets some artists apart from others. The conceptual gifts these artists have managed to harness put them in another realm of creativity.