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The Great Dream: An American Opera

Daron Hagen | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Daron Hagen

We're in for a wild ride the next few years. Some really great operas are going to be produced. The Great Dream is coming true.

Yaddo: Transforming Sorrow into Joy

Daron Hagen | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Daron Hagen

Yaddo, in Saratoga Springs, New York, is more than America's most prestigious artist retreat: it is a testament to one couple's determination to transubstantiate loss into works of art.

The Ten Best Love Poems Ever Written In Honor Of Valentine's Day 2011

James Scarborough | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
James Scarborough

Mindful of Paul Valery's painfully true contention that "Love is being stupid together," how about ten poems and ten paintings that celebrate the art of being stupid together? Come on, just this once.

Obama Stagnation in the Political Dark

Norman Solomon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Norman Solomon

Among Democratic loyalists, reflexive support for the latest line from the administration has made it easier for Obama to move rightward.

A Villanelle to Oxford Skullduggery

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With apologies to every proper Villanelle ever written.