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farzana-versey's picture
Sep.05.2012
Michelle Obama did what any good wife does – made her husband look like he needed her. By default, America needs her. Apparently, her speech at the Democratic Convention was a huge hit. Political spouses play a major role in US politics. So, did her human interest angle make sense? As...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Aug.19.2012
I’ve been spending long delicious hours in a tiny world, the space bordered on one side by my computer and the other by my chair. I’m doing a last pass through my manuscript, reading aloud as I edit. In a week or two, I will send it to a few lovely people who’ve agreed to read and respond, and...
dale-estey's picture
Jun.16.2012
I am a tad chagrined about this play depicting Kafka's last year of life. He indeed moved to Berlin, finally getting away from family and Prague (about which city he said: "The little mother has claws.") And he did move to be with his last and young lover. However, I also plan to write a novel...
tannette-johnson-elie's picture
Jun.05.2012
Since leaving a major daily newspaper in 2009 (through a voluntary buyout), it's been a long,arduous journey to reinvent myself and navigate the choppy waters of this new landscape we call journalism. It's been a fun adventure at times, and it's also been a little scary. Uncertainty is not an easy...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jun.04.2012
Joseph Stiglitz, former chief economist of the World Bank and globalization critic, has a must-read essay in the current Vanity Fair, excerpted from his forthcoming book. He analyzes the consensus among plutocrats that our ever-widening wealth disparity is a jolly good thing,...
dave-logan's picture
May.02.2012
We're near that season again, when thousands of newly minted MBAs wear medieval costumes and colors, get photographed with their classmates and family, hear really boring speeches, and think about their future. Many are wrestling with a deep sense of disappointment, and most don't want to talk...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Mar.21.2012
  Published on ShanghaiDaily.com (http://www.shanghaidaily.com/)http://www.shanghaidaily.com/sp/article//Opinion/2012/03/20/Giving+up+a+car+is+a+new+American+responsibility Illustration by Zhou TaoGiving up a car is a new American responsibilityCreated: 2012-3-20Author:Andrew Lam FOR the...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.20.2012
This is my final installment in a weeklong blogfest on art and political power I’m cohosting with blogger Barry Hessenius. To readers who aren’t as obsessed with this subject as we are, thanks for hanging in! I promise my next blog will be about something completely different (reader’s choice, if...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.19.2012
This is the sixth installment in a weeklong blogfest on art and political power I’m cohosting with blogger Barry Hessenius, former Director of the California Arts Council; President of the California Assembly of Local Arts Agencies; Executive Director LINES Ballet. Author (Hardball Lobbying for...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Mar.16.2012
This fifth installment in a weeklong blogfest on art and political power I’m cohosting with blogger Barry Hessenius was authored by Dudley Cocke, Artistic Director of Roadside Theater, a stage director, teacher, writer, and media producer. He has taught theater at Cornell University, the College...