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14 Dec 18
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14 Dec 18
Network Schools - Wayne Gersen

Because I doubt that the reporting on this strike will focus on the humanitarian efforts of the union, I am glad that Diane Ravitch flagged Harold Meyerson’s coverage of this provision: “As a conclusion of their five-day strike—the nation’s first at charter schools—the teachers not only secured raises for themselves but also a groundbreaking provision […]

14 Dec 18
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14 Dec 18
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14 Dec 18
IDRO - Inpatient Drug Rehab Ohio

Former Bear Jim McMahon talks past drug use at opening of New Lenox hospital for mental health, substance abuse treatment – Chicago Tribune https://t.co/C7vzFLLuGq — IDRO (@IDROOhio) December 14, 2018 https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js from Twitter https://twitter.com/IDROOhio December 14, 2018 at 01:15AM Former Bear Jim McMahon talks past drug use at opening of New Lenox hospital for mental […]

14 Dec 18
The blog for white blues

With a groovy rhythm section 48 years old Winter shows who is allowed to call himself the true master of the six (and sometimes twelve) strings, POINTBLANK #86512 Released:1992 Produced by Johnny Winter and Dick Shurman Engineered and mixed by Justin Niebank Recorded at Streetville Studios, Chicago, Illinois Executive Producer, Bruce Iglauer Cover design by […]

14 Dec 18
Kahomono - It Means Lucky

They say you choose your attitude about things.  I’m not sure it’s always 100% up to you.  How you’re being treated by the fates can color the way you assess something. On Waltz Wednesday just past, Jill had to fly out for a quick family-visit trip to Chicago.  This gave me a very negative attitude […]

14 Dec 18
RUDY A RUIZ

  Anyone who knows me will know my love for music. Objectively, I love it as an art and form of expression. Subjectively, I love how a particular song or album can capture a time in one’s life and hearing the first few seconds or chorus can bring them back to a specific time in […]

14 Dec 18
BiblioMarket

Katie Prout | Longreads | December 2018 | 25 of minutes (6,270 words) Every addict is a lawyer and my brother is no exception. On the first winter day that feels like spring, the boys next-door get too rowdy. Beer cans fall to the ground under a faint February sun. Frat boys slur-shout along to […]

14 Dec 18

Katie Prout | Longreads | December 2018 | 25 of minutes (6,270 words) Every addict is a lawyer and my brother is no exception. On the first winter day that feels like spring, the boys next-door get too rowdy. Beer cans fall to the ground under a faint February sun. Frat boys slur-shout along to […]

14 Dec 18
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14 Dec 18
The Mercury News
Want a big dose of nostalgia — back to the Golden Era of motion pictures where legendary movie stars like Bette Davis, Cary Grant, Elizabeth Taylor and that ilk come to life? Then check out pint-sized Susan Claassen who basically morphs into one of Hollywood’s iconic figures, celebrated fashion designer Edith Head, in “A Conversation with Edith Head” at the Pear Theatre in Mountain View through next Sunday. Pear’s artistic director Betsy Kruse Craig is a personal friend of Claassen’s, and she’s turned this entire production into an interactive experience for theatergoers from the minute they walk into the theater. Many are invited to write down a question that Claassen actually uses and answers during the 90-minute show. Claassen, as Head, occasionally comments on the clothes audience members are wearing, frequently poking fun at those wearing jeans, sweatshirts or tees. And she gives praise to those who’ve dressed up for the occasion. Even more interactive are the one-on-one photos anyone can get with Edith on the stunning stage set crowded with photos of some of the famous actresses and actors that she dressed during her 58-year career at Paramount Studios and, later, Universal. By her own count, she estimates she worked on 1,131 films, was nominated for 35 Academy Awards and won eight — not too shabby! But, as depicted by Claassen, Edith was not always easy to work with. She was prickly, prone to feeling slights and not above occasionally snubbing someone who she felt had wronged her. Though there are a few times when Edith’s explanations run on a tad too long, it’s the gossipy parts about stars like Grace Kelly, Davis, Mae West, Elvis and others that make the show interesting. She calls Elvis “a nice boy” and openly shows her disdain for Claudette Colbert. She describes Elizabeth Taylor as beautiful, then adds that she had “two attributes: breasts and jewels.” Holding up one of the two Oscar statuettes on the set (replicas, of course), Claassen, as Head, smiles and says that the eight she won are the “important men in my life.” She also freely gives out her own fashion advice: “Good clothes are not a product of good luck,” and “To influence fashion, you have to create something that is timeless.” Then she promotes several of the books on fashion she wrote over the years! Local actor Michael Saenz acts as Edith’s “host” and fills in for her at the beginning of the show when she’s supposedly been briefly delayed. During the rest of the show he sits on one side and occasionally corrects Edith if something she says isn’t quite accurate (she’s supposed to be about 84 years old and nearing the end of her life). But occasionally he gets on Edith’s nerves and she tells him, “You’re sometimes annoying, Michael.” Claassen, who has toured her Edith Head production throughout the country for more than 375 performances, knows her alter ego perfectly. She’s got her stance, her quick wit and, with the help of a black wig with full bangs and a bun in the back (that holds one of her signature pins), an unadorned two-piece gray suit and white blouse, and black horn-rimmed glasses, she certainly looks the part as well. Then there’s the incredible set filled with dozens of photographs of the big stars spanning the six decades she designed for Barbara Stanwyck, Liz, Cary, Bette, Mae, Debbie Reynolds, Robert Redford and Paul Newman (in “The Sting,” for which she won one of her Oscars). Several half-mannequins fill the set, but the two full ones are dressed in replicas of two elegant evening gowns she designed for Bette and Liz. Obviously this is not your usual theater fare, but it goes down easily, even with the men in the audience who are frequently the butt of Edith’s droll comments about dressing up for a night at the theater. It’s definitely fun to escape into the psyche of this icon of movie fashion design. Yet, as acclaimed as she was, she still had regrets. As the night concludes, she looks wistfully at the audience and says, “I’ve never dressed Marilyn Monroe … or the Chicago Cubbies!” She finishes with another reflective comment: “As Bette Davis once said, ‘Old age ain’t for sissies.’” Email Joanne at joanneengelhardt@comcast.net. Theater What: “A Conversation with Edith Head” Where: Pear Theatre, 1110 La Avenida St., Mountain View When: Friday, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2 p.m. Through: Dec. 16 Tickets: $35; discounts for seniors and students; 650-254-1148 or http://www.thepear.org
14 Dec 18
RalieTravels

We visited Isle Royale National Park on the northern shore of Lake Superior in 2014.  This year, we headed for Apostle Islands National Lakeshore on the southern shore. There are twenty-two islands.  The Ojibwe First Americans hunted and fished the area for hundreds of years.  They ceded the land to the U.S. in return for […]

14 Dec 18
GeekDad

Convention Connection for Week 50 2018 includes events in Atlanta, Chicago, Orlando, and across Canada. Find a convention near you this week!