For Love Or Money

By Leda Meredith “If you care so much about the money, you must not care about your art.” That astonishing statement was made by the executive director of a dance…

Part Four of The Essential Imagination Series

Living Other Lives Part Four of the Essential Imagination Series by Leda Meredith Photo by Tom Caravaglia, of Leda Meredith and Michael Jahoda in Jennifer Muller’s ‘The Spotted Owl’ This…

Part Three of The Essential Imagination Series

Make Believe By Leda Meredith Photo by Eduardo Patino of Leda Meredith in Francis Patrelle’s ‘Macbeth’ Several years ago I was coaching a young dancer in a dramatic role and…

Part Two of The Essential Imagination Series

Detail and Nuance by Leda Meredith photo: Tom Caravaglia Make believe No, not fantasy, but truly how to make someone believe. How to make an audience suspend disbelief in what…

Confessions of a Closet Dancer

By C A Crossman Oh Please, Don’t Make Me Dance… (Confessions of a Closet Dancer) I am not a dancer. Oh I’ve dreamed of dancing, longed for dancing, but more…

Part One of The Essential Imagination Series

Essential Imagination By Leda Meredith “It’s just your imagination.” Was there ever a more detrimental thing to say to a child, especially a child who may someday wish to be…

Technique Is Only The Beginning.

By Leda Meredith photo by Bill Hedberg “There was a child went forth every day, And the first object he look’d upon, that object he became, And that object became…

How Often Do You Get It?

by Leda Meredith photo by Tom Caravaglia What if you were to walk down the street and randomly interview passersby with the question, “How often do you buy tickets for…

Disenchanted September

By Cherie Magnus August 8, 2000 Tired of going to Europe alone and inspired by romantic films of the Edwardian Grand Tour, I asked all my friends one April, “Want…

Solo Tango in Buenos Aires

By Cherie Magnus It’s just before dawn, and our small group of Argentines and Americans are tired and filled with reverie after a night of tango. We’re drooped over cafes…

Evel Knievel

Reporter Kevin Smith wrote this article in September 1998 when Evel Knievel was 59. Although it was a scoop at the time, the world had all but forgotten Evel Knievel,…

Arnella Flynn

In the 21st century, movie star Errol Flynn is a distant memory, but he was so huge in his time, that Arnella Flynn’s drugged and boozed demise seemed to cry…

Scoot Electric

The electric scooter could one day become as common a sight as the bicycle, if only there were better batteries. By Jeffrey the Barak in Los Angeles. Originally published in…

Hair-B-Gone!

By Margarita Dominguez, In Los Angeles They don’t teach you about hair removal in school. What works best in each area of the human body? For the sake of all…

Is there such a word as Muralist?

Is there such a word as Muralist? We talk to a man who does things to walls. An interview with Michael Gullberg by Jeffrey the Barak The wall featuring “…and…