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Problems in Bed, Booze, and Beyond

George Heymont | Posted 01.02.2015 | Arts
George Heymont

It's hard to believe that five years have passed since Lady Gaga recorded "Bad Romance." But with the fifth anniversary of the release date of Gaga's album, The Fame Monster, on October 26, 2014 it's interesting to note the song's impact on popular culture.

What Fresh Hell Is This?

George Heymont | Posted 12.30.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Two new dramas offer stark and disturbing depictions of specific flavors of hell on earth that crush the soul and, on occasion, tear the body to shreds. Whether above ground or below, whether the battle is fought with guns and bombs or fear and manipulation, there are no winners.

Coping With Undesirables

George Heymont | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Americans love a scapegoat. From Communists to slaves, from LGBT people to those suspected of witchcraft, the venom with which some Americans have shamed and persecuted innocent people is quite beyond the pale.

Those Damned Exasperating Women!

George Heymont | Posted 03.29.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

Last year, two small Berkeley theatre companies presented riveting dramas whose protagonists were fiercely determined women with clearly defined goals.

The Devil Is in the Details

George Heymont | Posted 05.20.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Just as some people believe that "size is everything," there are certain audiences who assume that the bigger and flashier the production placed before them, the greater its artistic value. Unfortunately, such is not always the case.

Chain Mail Is Back in Style (PHOTOS)

George Heymont | Posted 01.06.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Forget Dorothy Gale's awed amazement at encountering lions and tigers and bears. When you've got whips and chains, and Eleanor of Aquitaine at your fingertips, who could ask for anything more?

Desperate Times Call for Desperate Measures

George Heymont | Posted 10.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In just a few short weeks, the world will observe the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Even though Osama bin Laden was killed on May 2, 2011, pa...