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Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Sexism in the Art World: 'Women of Abstract Expressionism' Shines a Light on Artists Who Haven't Gotten the Respect They Deserve

Monday, March 27, 2017  |  William Bryan Rooney

You are in an art gallery, taking in all the intricacies of a certain painting, when you overhear someone say: “My 4-year old could do that.”

It’s that kind of broad-stroke dismissal that many women painters in the 1940s and 1950s experienced in the art world.

Although many women had thriving art care...

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Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Splendid 'Sissies': Desert Rose's Take on Del Shores' Baptist Boys Is a Pure Delight

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

Given the hatred and divisiveness our country’s socio-political climate has stirred up, Desert Rose Playhouse’s current production, Southern Baptist Sissies , seems timelier than ever.

Del Shores’ play, which won the GLAAD Media Award for Outstanding L.A. Theatre Production during its original run in 2...

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A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

A Dark Comedy, Indeed: The Actors in 'Lovesport,' an Original Play by Desert Ensemble Theatre Company, Can't Shake Off Stiffness

Saturday, March 18, 2017  |  Valerie-Jean (VJ) Hume

Remember those many old adages about walking a mile in another person’s shoes, or being a fly on the wall in someone else’s house—all sayings that basically mean you never know what goes on behind closed doors? Well, Desert Ensemble Theatre Company’s Lovesport , now playing at the Pearl McManus Theatr...

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Culture, Religion and Identity: CV Rep's Splendid Production of 'Disgraced' Couldn’t Be More Timely

Culture, Religion and Identity: CV Rep's Splendid Production of 'Disgraced' Couldn’t Be More Timely

Saturday, March 11, 2017  |  Bonnie Gilgallon

If you’re not a Muslim, imagine being a Muslim living in America today.

Would you be brave enough to wear traditional garb? Would you discuss your heritage openly? Or would fear cause you to change your name and hide who you are? These are some of the questions CV Rep’s fantastic production Disgraced a...

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Western Lit: Teow Lim Goh's Poetry Revisits a Dark Place in the West's Immigration History

Western Lit: Teow Lim Goh's Poetry Revisits a Dark Place in the West's Immigration History

Thursday, March 09, 2017  |  Anna V. Smith

“The grass is dry and golden,

waves scour the headlands,

and the sea churns around me …”

When Teow Lim Goh first walked through the old immigration barracks on Angel Island, in San Francisco Bay, she was waiting to learn her U.S. immigration status.

It was 2010, and Goh, a poet, had received a coveted H...

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A 'Spectrum' of Contemporary Art: Indian Wells' Art Festival Is Back for Year Two

A 'Spectrum' of Contemporary Art: Indian Wells' Art Festival Is Back for Year Two

Tuesday, February 28, 2017  |  Dwight Hendricks

An estimated 450,000 people attend March’s BNP Paribas Open tennis tournament … so what do the other 434,000 people do when the tournament has narrowed down to action in just Stadium 1?

One possible answer: They head over to the Renaissance Indian Wells Resort and Spa for the second annual Spectrum I...

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