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Entries by George Heymont from 11/2011

Dealing With Conservative Politicians

| Posted 11.03.2011 | Arts

With a clown car full of Republican candidates heading toward the primary in hopes of becoming the party's nominee for the 2012 Presidential election, is it any wonder that the following videos have gone viral?

Second Chances, Unexpected Outcomes

| Posted 11.07.2011 | Arts

Originally intended as a military propaganda film, The Nail in the Boot's basic message is that sloppy workers are capable of sabotaging a country's national defense. Where have similar issues appeared in the news?

Totem -- An Artistic Triumph for Cirque du Soleil

| Posted 11.10.2011 | Arts

Not only does Cirque du Soleil's Totem deal with the process that allowed man to take his first steps, it also marks a turning point in the company's artistic standards.

The Shadow of Your Sib

| Posted 11.14.2011 | Arts

Much has been written about the care and nurturing of the gifted child. Far less advice is available on the care and nurturing of those children who perpetually stand in the shadow of a gifted child.

No, Seriously -- Send In The Clowns!

| Posted 11.16.2011 | Arts


The Brain From Spain

| Posted 11.21.2011 | Arts

Two recent productions examined how art is created through diametrically opposed techniques. In each case, the artist being showcased is of Spanish birth and international renown.

Going For Baroque With Handel's Xerxes

| Posted 11.25.2011 | Arts

The San Francisco Opera's company premiere of Xerxes included several instruments rarely heard in operatic ensembles: the arch lute, baroque guitar, and theorbo (a long-necked lute sometimes referred to as a chitarrone).

John Fisher's SexRev -- Transforming Biography Into Farce

| Posted 11.29.2011 | Arts