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2006 Stories by Nirmala Nataraj

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  • Twelve-Year Tango

    published December 27, 2006

    If music is the international language, tango is its most seductive dialect. And the fancy footwork that's part of the tango package —... More >>

  • Smuin Cracks Christmas

    published December 20, 2006

    In 1995, choreographer Michael Smuin created a holiday piece that's still the Bay Area's most popular antidote to The Nutcracker. Swimming... More >>

  • Did It Themselves

    published November 1, 2006

    Bearing up gracefully under the weight of suffering is a virtue that's sadly fallen to the wayside in this era of whiny entitlement. Such... More >>

  • Go to Hell

    published September 27, 2006

    A direct rejoinder to the invasion of Iraq isn't a move you'd expect from playwright Sam Shepard, whose gritty, near-biblical take on the American... More >>

  • Un-Stoppard

    published September 20, 2006

    In Tom Stoppard's Travesties, an unreliable narrator named Henry Carr sums up the themes of the play this way: "Firstly, you're... More >>

  • The Mother of All Brechts

    published September 20, 2006

    Bertolt Brecht is best known among theater buffs for his chintzy-chic Weimar Republic cabaret collaborations with Kurt Weill. But Mother... More >>

  • Joan of Argh

    published August 23, 2006

    Poor Joan Crawford. Despite star roles in histrionic classics like Mildred Pierce and What Ever Happened to Baby Jane?, she was... More >>

  • Our critics weigh in on local exhibits

    published March 29, 2006

    "The Elegant Gathering: The Yeh Family Collection"; and "From the Fire: Contemporary Korean Ceramics." Two new exhibitions take bygone... More >>

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