PerceptionsMichael BettencourtWhen Does Someone Get OldBette Davis was right about growing old: it's not for sissies. That goes as much for the caretakers as it does for citizens turning daily senior before our eyes.
MythsArthur MeiselmanThrough the Myth-Making Glass LightlyThere is a nearly an uncountable number of urban-rural myths regarding people in foreign lands—places other than where you live.Here are a few:
TheatreNathan ThomasThe Game of PerceptionTwo tragedies as unalike as tragedies can be. Hamlet and the ecological disaster in the Gulf of Mexico. One an old play about personal ambition and death and revenge, the other a modern experience of personal ambition and death and revenge.
MediaLes MarcottThe Long GoodbyeLarry King won't be retiring until "sometime" in the fall; Oprah won't be leaving her show until September of next year. Call it what you will but I call it the long goodbye.
TheatreClaudine JonesLiked But Not Well Liked I will say, though, that the performance of the play was as close to a complete waste of my time, without being a total train wreck, as I have seen in quite a while.
FILM (Reviews) The Girls WhoFought for Their Lives The Girl with theDragon Tattoo~ Winter's BoneMiles David Moore
OPERAThe All-American Ringis shaping up atSan Francisco OperaRenate Stendhal
ARTS OF THAILANDVihara Laai KhamA revered treasure of temple architecture and paintingsJanine Yasovantคลิกเพื่ออ่านบทความนี้ เป็นภาษาไทย
CHAMBER OPERAThe Steiny Road to OperadomThe Turn of the ScrewWhile 'Screw' is a horror story and a psychological conundrum, it is also a case of two deaths not satisfactorily accounted for. Karren Alenier
POETRYLife Among the HeffalumpsMy Art—Your Self Why do I get so emotional over a comic strip panel? Partly, because though well past my teenage years, I still identify with this angst-filled adolescentKathi Wolfe
FICTIONThe serialization of a new novel byMartin ChallisChapter Fourteen - HunterThey'd received a call 20 minutes earlier from a neighbour who'd heard screaming. Two detectives, Crowle and Earnshaw entered the kitchen, guns ready.
MEDIALa Femme La Mujer La DonnaA Not-So-Braveheart RevisitedMel Gibson has made headlines once again this summer from a very public and very dirty custody battle with his ex-girlfriend.Lia Beachy
COMICSOld HippyOne Big Happy FamilyElliot Feldman
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