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Why Melissa Hillman's Privilege Argument Was Backwards

Ellin Jimmerson | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics
Ellin Jimmerson

A recent article created a stir among loyalists in Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's camp, insisting that "privilege is what allows Sanders supporters to say they'll 'never' vote for Clinton under any circumstance." That is inaccurate.

So Little Time, So Many Possibilities

George Heymont | Posted 01.17.2017 | Arts
George Heymont

A brilliant idea. That's what most creatives crave. For some, great ideas come naturally. For others, they arrive on a cloud of fortuitous timing, often resting on a foundation of intuition and introspection. Once a brilliant idea is within an artist's grasp, the next question is what to do with it.

Some Like It Shot

George Heymont | Posted 08.25.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

ike weddings, theatrical events come in all shapes and sizes. For the audience, it's not always a question of getting what you paid for. Sometimes the experience is more about having reasonable expectations.

Pay No Attention to the Folks Behind the Curtain

George Heymont | Posted 06.28.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Last summer, as I was riding home on BART from a performance at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre, an aspiring young playwright from Los Angeles who had noticed the press kit in my hands started to chat me up. After inquiring what play I had seen that night, he got right down to business.