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Love Me Tender, Love Me True

George Heymont | Posted 05.22.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Among the many hits written by lyricist Hal David and composer Burt Bacharach, one song had a curious history. When the songwriting team showed it to ...

Feisty Young Women

George Heymont | Posted 12.03.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

A nursery rhyme from the 19th century claims that "Little girls are made of sugar and spice and all things nice." If one took Maurice Chevalier's words to heart, there would certainly be good reason to "Thank Heaven For Little Girls."

Birds of a Feather

George Heymont | Posted 11.26.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Unless you include Davey (the parakeet who, during his brief tenure in our home, liked to walk across my omelets), my family's fascination with bird life has been more artistic and scientific than pet-oriented

Journey to the Center of Self Worth

George Heymont | Posted 11.12.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Does dissatisfaction lead to introspection? Does introspection lead to dissatisfaction? Neither one of these issues is guaranteed to trigger the other.

You Are Now Entering the Twilight Zone

George Heymont | Posted 06.04.2016 | Arts
George Heymont

Two of the most provocative shorts screened during CAAMfest 2015 focused on how technology has changed our lives. In a nine-minute fantasy filmed at Lighthouse Waffles and Cake in the Koreatown section of Los Angeles, director Wen Ren examined the impact of smartphones, online dating and social media on real-life interactions between human beings.

Bad: Change Just for the Sake of Change

Richard Ha | Posted 07.09.2014 | Hawaii
Richard Ha

Things are moving fast in terms of energy, and nobody knows, right now, where we are heading. Where we end up will not only shape our own futures, but...

Theatre of the Auto-Immune System

George Heymont | Posted 10.11.2013 | Arts
George Heymont

Diseases have often provided great plot twists for stage and screen.

Laying a Clear Dramatic Foundation

George Heymont | Posted 10.22.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Each play took place in a very different time frame and was written by a playwright with a unique world view. Each was the work of an extremely prolific playwright.

Today's Pride and Prejudice: Racism All Around Us

George Heymont | Posted 06.04.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

Gone are the days when old-fashioned epithets like "schwarzer," "spic," and "kike" were enough to get you thrown out of polite company. Now you really...