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Entries by George Heymont from 11/2010

A Chaotic Cornucopia of Culinary Cinema (VIDEOS)

| Posted 11.01.2010 | Arts

The connection between food and passion finds its way into all kinds of movies: Robert Morley, George Segal, and Jacqueline Bisset starred in 1978's ...

It's the Most Dysfunctional Time of the Year!

| Posted 11.04.2010 | Arts

2010-11-04-jaffa.jpg Jaffa is a taut drama that benefits from an extremely strong cast.

The Powerful Appeal of Opera To Ethnic Communities (VIDEOS)

| Posted 11.08.2010 | Arts

In 1964, when a new musical based on the tales of Sholem Aleichem began its pre-Broadway tryout in Detroit, the producers feared the show might be "to...

Revisiting West Side Story (VIDEOS)

| Posted 11.11.2010 | Arts

Although I did not see the original production of West Side Story, I've been lucky to see several others.

I Had a "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Dream (And John McCain's Not Gonna Like It)

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Politics

I found myself in a Washington, D.C. hotel lobby surrounded by a group of drag queens attending a gay fundraising event. As a matter of fact, I was in drag, too! Suddenly the doors opened and John McCain was walking directly toward me.

Eliot Spitzer's Perfect Storm of High Finance, Hubris, Hostility, and Hookers

| Posted 11.15.2010 | Entertainment

A lot of politicians get caught with their pants around their ankles, but Spitzer was different.

The Other French Connection

| Posted 11.18.2010 | Arts

Often, when people think of Holocaust films, their attention is focused on events in Germany, Poland, and Austria. France (which fell to Hitler's forc...

Can the Culture of Tibet Still Be Saved?

| Posted 11.21.2010 | Arts

Two new documentaries show the cultural impact of Communist China's efforts to suppress the culture of Tibet. Each is fascinating in its own right. Together, they make a powerful statement about the importance of cultural identity.

A Nutcracker to Shun

| Posted 11.24.2010 | Entertainment

Over the years, I've seen some pretty awful movies. None, however, has been as expensive, as overproduced, as idiotic, as appalling, or as stupefyingly reprehensible as the The Nutcracker in 3D.

Thanksgiving With Myself

| Posted 11.25.2010 | Arts

I'm spending Thanksgiving alone again this year, with (non-cranberry) relish. Instead of obsessing about Black Friday sales, it's a day to enjoy peace and quiet.

What's Love Got To Do With It? (VIDEOS)

| Posted 11.28.2010 | Arts

For many years, romantic comedies have had a double standard. If a man slept around, he was hailed as a charmer, a lover boy, or someone who was just ...