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Entries by George Heymont from 06/2011

Unimaginable Environmental Crises (Don't Mess With Mother Nature)

| Posted 06.02.2011 | Arts

Boy meets girl, boy gets girl, and boy gets to marry girl. But then girl turns into a tree and uses her roots to drag boy underground so that she can, once more, lie naked beside him and hold him in her arms.

Woody Allen's 'Midnight In Paris': Wallowing In Nostalgia

| Posted 06.07.2011 | Arts

In 1982 (a year prior to his death), Lanfranco Rasponi published The Last Prima Donnas, a collection of interviews with female opera singers from the ...

A.C.T. Unveils a New Musical: Armistead Maupin's Tales of the City

| Posted 06.09.2011 | Arts

For many young LGBT men and women, Tales of the City opened up a window onto a whole new world of possibilities for them to consider. If Mary Ann Singleton could leave Cleveland and reinvent herself in San Francisco, so could they.

Just in Time for Weinergate: Four More Years and eCupid

| Posted 06.12.2011 | Arts

In each of two new films being shown at Frameline's 35th San Francisco International LGBT Film Festival, a man who has been in a relatively stable and loving relationship finds his life upended by petty lies and stupid moves.

Nazis And Little Boys: Seeing World War II Through Child-like Eyes

| Posted 06.15.2011 | Arts

Every hour of every day someone, somewhere, suffers a life-changing loss of innocence. Whether it occurs while watching the news or at gunpoint, wheth...

Gay Fathers, Gay Sons

| Posted 06.19.2011 | Arts

As we celebrate Father's Day, it's interesting to compare three new films in which the father-son relationship is challenged by the revelation that ei...

Guns and Poses

| Posted 06.23.2011 | Arts

Two recent Bay Area productions placed guns in the hands of their actors. While the weapons they used may have shot blanks, their playwrights did not.

Tests of Faith (From Karl Marx to Edward Albee and Country Music)

| Posted 06.26.2011 | Arts

As an avid theatergoer, I have attended many a performance in which God was written into the script. With so much being written and performed about God, how does an arts critic raised in a family of Jewish atheists approach the subject matter?

Two Indian Indie Gems: The Blue Tower and Third Person Singular Number

| Posted 06.30.2011 | Arts

Smita Bidhe has achieved a remarkable success in crafting a film that draws the viewer into a horrible domestic situation, breaks down any resistance, and tells her story in lurid, graphic, and uncompromising detail.