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Monthly Archives: September 2014

How I’m Writing My New Graphic Novel – Part 2

Part 2 of 3: How I prepare story materials and get the book illustrated.

Geneva Warns of Greater Global Economic Crisis

Record-high debt worldwide leading to another economic meltdown tragedy, but worse than in 2007-2008.

Bridget Everett and the Age of Vulgarity

The hot cabaret singer who could rest comfortably on her natural talents...doesn't.

Drive! George Tate’s Muscular, Mid-Century Photography

“People are the most interesting things to look at!”

Arts, Sports, Marketing, “Smarketing” — and Me

To a baker, it’s the recipe. To a painter, the palette. To a programmer, the code.

A Detective, a Diplomat and a Doctor Walk Into a Bar…

Three new TV shows are no joke.

Tax and Spend — Please

Tax the middle class, but not yet. Tax the super rich immediately.

Dance Utopia: What Happens When We Win?

I can imagine a dance world...

5 Bonkers Opera Finales in Honor of the New Met Season

Opera is neither staid nor dry; the plots can get insane.

How I’m Writing My New Graphic Novel – Part 1

Part 1 of 3: some background on "The Malay Mysteries" series.

No Reason to Flip-Flop on Flip-Flops

A closer, but not foot-fetishistic, look at the world's most popular footwear.
Land Ho!

Mature Buddies Leisurely “Land Ho!” in Iceland

A beautiful movie about life's uncertainty for two aging friends.

The Wrongs and Rights of Ray Rice and Adrian Peterson

Why does it take the behavior of a sports hero or celebrity to galvanize public opinion?

How Many Women Work Off-Broadway?

The League of Professional Theatre Women has released the results of a new study that counts 13 employment categories.

Irregular Museums and Questioning Mozart

From the Art House Museum to the Josephinum, Vienna offers enlightening exhibits. And conductor Harnoncourt examines three of Amadeus's symphonies.

The Year I Bought Time: My Sabbatical

My network became stronger rather than weaker during my time off.

The F Word

We need to quit thinking of feminism as “man-hating,” or something that only bra-burning hippies are interested in.

The Sanctions Mess, Energy and You

While the West won't mention China in the U.S./EU vs Russia, the Great Dragon and other countries are involved.

Fashion Mags Play the September Numbers Game

Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire, Glamour are down for the count.

The Doctor Who Is In!

Well, Mrs. Ray Rice, thanks for setting back the women’s movement to caveman days.