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Mephistopheles

Regain the Courage to Be Good

Zilong Wang | Posted 12.28.2013 | College
Zilong Wang

A recent conversation with friend woke me up to a surprising realization: I seem to have regained the courage to be good, after years of hiding behind the cover of evil.

Bondage and Leather and San Francisco Opera's Mephistopheles

Pamela Feinsilber | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Pamela Feinsilber

I happened to mention Tracy's plans to someone and laughed, saying, "So she's going to experience the widest range of what San Francisco has to offer today." The woman arched an eyebrow and said to me, "Have you seen this opera?"

San Francisco Opera Opens 2013 Season with Boito's 'Mephistopheles'

Sean Martinfield | Posted 11.12.2013 | San Francisco
Sean Martinfield

The Opening Night Gala this past Friday night at San Francisco Opera was nothing short of a fiery blast. And given the overflow of opulent scarlet couture among the throng of Fashionistas, it was a hellzapoppin' frolic from here to Kingdom Come.

Obama Takes a Meeting With Mephistopheles. Again.

MP Nunan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
MP Nunan

As close readers of this blog might recall, last summer President Obama took a meeting with Mephistopheles - the representative of the Devil - for o...

Movie review: The Social Network

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The Social Network satisfies in ways great and small, as it tells a small story with big implications.

Sen. Roy Ashburn Is the Latest to Succumb to Faustian Legend

Byron Williams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Byron Williams

Ashburn's public acknowledgment this week that he is gay gives him the tragic distinction of being added to the cocktail party punch line of public officials guilty of the vilest hypocrisy.

In Afghanistan: Embracing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar Is No Method at All

Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Paul Fitzgerald and Elizabeth Gould

Reportedly now aligned with the Taliban, Hekmatayar appears and reappears like Mephistopheles in the Afghan narrative -- only to vanish in a puff of smoke.

Selling Your Soul to the Devil for Fun and Profit

Stephen Mo Hanan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Stephen Mo Hanan

Recently in New York I went to a preview performance of a rarely staged piece of music theater called "The Damnation of Faust," by Hector Berlioz. In ...