Brecht in Berlin

One of Brecht’s best-loved and most-performed works, The Caucasian Chalk Circle was written in Los Angeles in 1944 while the playwright was still in exile. He returned to Germany in 1947…

Trans-Sallie

When I was a knock-kneed bobby-soxed fifth grader I remember the big deal that my teachers made about the equality of all…

The Year I Grew Up

To most adults who I interact with, I am “very young.” But for some reason, I feel like I’ve already lived a…

The Year Was 1878…

One doesn't run across references to streptococcus bacteria in news accounts of the 1870s very often. Nevertheless, in a July, 1878 edition…

How I Got Fired From KPFZ

Part 2: The Inquisition  Now the dies were cast — I was out of the station and forever labeled a white supremacist/misogynist.…

Harm Reduction

If there is one thing that sticks in the collective conservative craw (and I assure you there are many and various such…

Cold War Casualty

We had blackout curtains on the window of our elementary school. They were supposed to protect us from the burns of the…

Performance Anxiety

How did I get into this? As a kid that was the inevitable question of concert day. I still ask it now…

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