Monthly Archives: May 2016


Meanwhile, over at the Marsh in Berkeley, the small, slender, powerful, stunning and adorable Echo Brown performs BLACK VIRGINS ARE NOT FOR HIPSTERS.  Word of mouth fills the theatre, and the show has been extended.  Google for details – I’m headed for a silent retreat.  What I can say is that not since early Whoopi… Continue reading


Papa Hemingway In Cuba

New film!

If I were still teaching writing I would gather my entire class in my arms and take them to see PAPA HEMINGWAY IN CUBA.  Writing is such a lonely, sometimes terrifying pursuit.  And there is often so much misrepresentation of it.  This film, like Hemingway himself, is blunt and true, and I was reminded, watching it,… Continue reading

The Battle Over Boycott:  the next great frontier.  See link below.

A New York Bill Penalizing Boycotts is a Threat to Democracy


Labor is prior to, and independent of, capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if Labor had not first existed. Labor is superior to capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.—Abraham Lincoln

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Miles Ahead Alicewalkersgarden Alice Walker April 30 2016


A film by Don Cheadle

This afternoon I went with friends to see the new Don Cheadle film about Miles Davis, MILES AHEAD, that is playing at our local cinema.  It is fantastic.  I had seen a trailer in which Miles appears in a car chase shooting wildly out the window of his car.  In the film there is such… Continue reading