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Entries by George Heymont from 04/2011

Today's Pride and Prejudice: Racism All Around Us

| Posted 04.05.2011 | Arts

Gone are the days when old-fashioned epithets like "schwarzer," "spic," and "kike" were enough to get you thrown out of polite company. Now you really...

Genre Spoofs: Imitation Is the Best Form of Flattery

| Posted 04.11.2011 | Entertainment

No cliché is left behind in this hilarious black-and-white romp, whose cheesy script focuses on a bitter, depressed scientist's search for Geranium-90 in the deepest heart of the Amazon jungle.

Saving The Bay (It's The Ecology, Stupid!)

| Posted 04.12.2011 | Arts

When I first saw Stanley Kramer's 1959 movie, On The Beach, I was living on the East Coast and had no idea what San Francisco looked like. However, a ...

Clowning Around: The Circus of Life

| Posted 04.15.2011 | Arts

With a musical score by Calexico, Circo is much less about fancy costumes and death-defying acrobatics than it is about dealing with the mud, grime, and family tensions of shlepping a small circus around Mexico.

To Preserve and Protect

| Posted 04.18.2011 | Arts

Many professional musicians who give of their time to conduct master classes for young opera singers have a vested interest in passing on the knowledge they have acquired in the course of their own performing careers.

The Mikado Project (Trouble In Titipu)

| Posted 04.21.2011 | Arts

In all those many years of loving Gilbert & Sullivan's operetta, I never once thought about how Asian Americans might react to The Mikado.

Pollinate This! -- Documentarians Investigate Colony Collapse Disorder

| Posted 04.28.2011 | Arts

The beekeepers interviewed in Colony are all searching for answers. But it soon becomes obvious that, perhaps blinded by their faith, they are not really able to formulate the questions they really need to ask.

Great Opera Singers Visit What's My Line?

| Posted 04.30.2011 | Arts

Many of the classic "Mystery Guest" segments from the show are now available online. As viewers watch from a distance of nearly half a century, they offer a fascinating look into a world of entertainment.