Monthly Archives: December 2011

First loves: Dreaming of a Big Bad Armo X-mas in Pasadena

Playing at the Dance Conservatory of Pasadena, December 22, 23, 29, 30, January 6, 7. * Meet Sossi Hayrabedian–foul-mouthed, bigoted, homophobic, racist.  She is scantily dressed, with tentacular hair and a bone straight finger with which she scolds all those … Continue reading

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Reading Karsh: The excluded and the included…

At first, the most striking thing about the exhibition, Yousuf Karsh: Celebrating Humanity, is how familiar these photographs are to a certain generation that grew into maturity in the 1950s and early 1960s.  The exhibition is at the Armenian Library … Continue reading

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Turning to the wind, over the Massachusetts north shore in a Cessna 172…

At  1000-2000 feet above ground, on a day so clear it makes you squint, the world looks by turns stunning, by turns menacing, by turns tenuous beyond words.  Here and there,  masses of land come into focus, outcast islands.  One … Continue reading

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