Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sam Shepard—Return of the Curse

As the stage lights come up in the intimate Pigott Theater on the Stanford campus, we see a realistic kitchen of the 70s complete with range and refrigerator, and we are introduced to the down-and-out Tate family. Last night Weston … Continue reading

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Summer Reading: Escaped God Particle Terrorizes Countryside

My summer reading always includes at least one sci-fi novel; the choice this year is Book: The God Particle, A Simple Tale of Subatomic Particle Metaphysics by Scottish writer Peter Lihou. Lihou’s story begins with a news event: a European … Continue reading

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The Robber Barons—High-speed Rail in California

Where are the poets when you need them? Won’t some poet sing the praises of this beautiful new train? On July 7, 2012 the California Senate approved a bill authorizing construction of a 130-mile stretch of the high-speed rail down … Continue reading

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