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GENE RODDENBERRY’S ANDROMEDA

GENE RODDENBERRY’S ANDROMEDA

June 5, 2018 Reviews
Television, Dramatic Series Majel Roddenberry, Executive Producer  It has been many years since we saw the idealistic Federation dreamed by Gene Roddenberry. At last, with Gene Roddenberry's Andromeda, idealism is again the motivation for a captain and his ship. I have been picturing Roddenberry turning over in his grave at the "edginess" (read pessimism") of Deep Space Nine and Voyager, but now he can relax. Captain Dylan Hunt's Commonwealth is hope come back to life. I have found most…
A CROSS AND A STAR: MEMOIRS OF A JEWISH GIRL IN CHILIE

A CROSS AND A STAR: MEMOIRS OF A JEWISH GIRL IN CHILIE

June 1, 2018 Books
Marjorie Agosin Feminist Press (Memoir) Poets seem to have a knack with memoir. There's already something very baring about much contemporary poetry that is similar to what many memorably brave and direct memoirs possess. There's also something even more immediate about translation. Works translated into English often have a stunning directness, which can owe itself to the difficulty of effectively bringing the idioms and cadences of another language into our own. These tendencies, like any elements of writing, can…
ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU

ASK NOT WHAT YOUR COUNTRY CAN DO FOR YOU

May 14, 2018 Interviews
19 Questions for R.U. Sirius R.U. Sirius has partied with Timothy Leary, emphasized the sexual possibilities of VR on the Donahue show and ran the first technoculture magazine. In the year 2000 he wants your vote for President. He is running on a 19 point platform which is laid out in a little red book called, THE REVOLUTION ®. I had a chance to ask him a few questions about his run for the roses and was pleasantly surprised…
DESTINY GIRL

DESTINY GIRL

May 10, 2018 Reviews
What BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER tells us about kids today and war tomorrow  "Into each generation, a Slayer is born. One girl, in all the world, a Chosen One. One born with the..."  "...the strength and skill to hunt the vampires, to stop the spread of evil, blah blah. I've heard it, okay?" -Rupert Giles and Buffy Summers, "Welcome to the Hellmouth"    Myriad critics have recently come around to what legions of fans had been saying for the past…
JOHN MAYER

JOHN MAYER

May 6, 2018 Reviews
Bridges Auditorium CLAREMONT, CA April 6, 2002 A clean-cut crowd sold out Bridges Auditorium on Saturday to see John Mayer, the 24-year-old singer/songwriter whose boy-next-door charm and catchy, upbeat melodies have fueled the ascent of his debut CD, Room For Squares. Opening with "3 x 5" (his favorite tune), Mayer played nearly every track from the CD, with the kind of crossover appeal that is likely to earn him a high position on the Billboard charts. Squares, a disc…