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Ad Libs: A photographer's vision in oil

About four years ago, Edward Burtynsky's titanic and disturbingly beautiful photos made up the most powerful exhibition I've seen at the Cantor Arts Center. Mining...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Nov. 18, 2009
Last comment by Rebecca Wallace, on Nov 19, 2009 at 9:28 am | 2 comments | 3470 Views

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Ad Libs: Sing me a cimbalom

It wasn't your everyday orchestra moment at the Palo Alto Philharmonic on Saturday: In the middle of a concert, somebody brings out a cimbalom. But, hey. If you're...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 27, 2009
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Ad Libs: Variety shows

Kudos to producers at our Media Center, who picked up six Western Access Video Excellence (WAVE) Awards last weekend. A good reminder of the zings of variety you...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Oct. 22, 2009
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Ad Libs: 'Art without inhibitions'

To find the new home of Art For Well Beings, you have to wander a bit. The little art center is, as director Judy Gittelsohn says, "tucked in behind" a cluster of...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Jul. 24, 2009
Last comment by Cynthia Handy, on Oct 13, 2009 at 5:23 pm | 1 comment | 3904 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 20697 Views

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Entitlements, Promised Benefits, Language and Arithmetic

Every week Americans are reminded that large federal budget deficits threaten our future because we have an "entitlement crisis" from Social Security, Medicare and...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Oct. 4, 2009
Last comment by Dark, on Oct 5, 2009 at 5:12 am | 1 comment | 8318 Views

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Ad Libs: New M-A theater: It sure beats J Building

Which is worse: sweltering in a stifling theater, or having a key moment in a play ruined because an old air-conditioning system came roaring on at the wrong moment...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on Sep. 24, 2009
Last comment by Walter_E_Wallis, on Sep 27, 2009 at 1:45 pm | 1 comment | 3478 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 17790 Views

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The Crash of Sept 2008--One Year Later

This is the one-year anniversary of the Lehman Brothers bankruptcy, the collapse of the stock market, considerable anxiety throughout the country and the beginning...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 18, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Sep 22, 2009 at 4:29 pm | 2 comments | 4600 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 21630 Views

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The Public Health Insurance Option

Debate over a proposed public health insurance option has become the lightening rod in the current debate about health care reform. Last night President Obama made...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Sep. 10, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Sep 20, 2009 at 12:44 pm | 14 comments | 7655 Views

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When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner. One day in 1960 I was heading...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 13609 Views

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When Ted Kennedy was young, lean and stood on folding chairs ...

The passing of Ted Kennedy this week evokes a particular personal memory from decades back, when we were both younger and leaner. One day in 1960 I was heading...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on Aug. 26, 2009
Last comment by Gordon, on Sep 5, 2009 at 1:27 pm | 20 comments | 8827 Views

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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 22224 Views

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Blogs, hm, seem a lot like conferences ?

Some years back, 1977 to be a bit more precise, I ventured a daring prediction to a class of Stanford seniors who wanted to learn how to write news stories. "In...

Original post made by Jay Thorwaldson on May. 30, 2006
Last comment by John Hargis, on Sep 2, 2009 at 12:45 pm | 18 comments | 16837 Views

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Ad Libs: Fridays at the Cantor Center: 'Metaphysics'

Every Friday, a different musician climbs the stairs to the Cantor Center balcony to play Mark Applebaum's experimental work "The Metaphysics of Notation." I had...

Original post made by Rebecca Wallace on May. 26, 2009
Last comment by Barbara Haas, on Aug 15, 2009 at 8:00 pm | 1 comment | 3682 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 19879 Views

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The Very Temporary State Budget "Solution"

The budget adopted by the California legislature last month provides a very temporary solution to the state's continuing budget shortfalls and policy gridlock. The...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 3, 2009
Last comment by stephen levy, on Aug 9, 2009 at 12:24 pm | 4 comments | 7305 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 20261 Views

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Update on the U.S. Economy

In April I started a blog on when the recession would end. My opinion was that we would know by the end of July whether Plan B was needed or the stimulus, financial...

Original post made by Steve Levy on Aug. 8, 2009
Last comment by Paul Losch, on Aug 9, 2009 at 8:56 am | 1 comment | 7289 Views
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