Innovation and Imagination in the City of Eternal Spring

Anna Snyder, Arts & Entertainment Columnist
September 1, 2013

Medellín, known by Colombians as “La Ciudad de Eterna Primavera” due to its perpetually gorgeous weather, is renowned for its innovation and creativity. Following the death of cocaine czar Pablo Escobar in 1993, Medellín went from being overrun by drug cartels to Colombia’s cleanest and arguably... Read more »

Federal funding for arts in the U.S. is essential to vibrant society

By Contributing Writer Sarah Browning for Women's News Network
August 19, 2013

An amazing sculpture titled ‘Amerika’ (America), sits on the east side of the plaza at the entrance to the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, which opened in 1971. The center itself stands as both the nation’s living memorial to President John F. Kennedy and as a national monument... Read more »

Shamans, Chieftans, and Motherhood: Unlocking Ancient Societies at the Museo de Oro

Anna Snyder, Arts & Entertainment Columnist
August 4, 2013

Bogotá, Colombia’s Museo de Oro (the Gold Museum) is far more than a collection of antiquated gold pieces; it is an intimate look into the history, culture and imagination of Colombia’s indigenous past. The three floors, ending with an interactive archaeology and craft-making exhibit for children,... Read more »

CULTURE: Kyoko Mori: Blending Two Cultures By Anna Snyder, Staff Writer

By Anna Snyder, Staff Writer
July 6, 2013

Kyoko Mori, Goucher College’s current writer in residence. The writing of Kyoko Mori, Goucher College’s current writer in residence, is clean and simplistic, but resonant with rich metaphors and complex emotions.  Born in Kobe, Japan, Mori came to the United States when she was 16 to complete... Read more »

“In the House” – Movie Review by Linda Chalmer Zemel

In the House Movie Review from WomanScopeNewsMagazine.Com

Linda Chalmer Zemel, Staff Writer
July 3, 2013

If “In the House” were a wine, its critics would boast about infusions reminiscent of “Rear Window.” And there are top notes of a poignant line from “Tea and Sympathy” — “Years from now, when you talk about this — and you will — be kind.”  Like any stimulating beverage, the opening... Read more »

“Les Belles Soeurs”: A Vignette of Female Ugliness

By Anna Snyder, Staff Writer
June 8, 2013

On April 24th I went to Fells Point Corner Theatre’s production of “Les Belles Soeurs,” a Canadian play adapted for a Baltimore audience by director Richard Barber and assistant director Kate Bishop. While the acting was enthusiastic and the language engaging, I found myself hating every single... Read more »

The place beyond the pines–always spooky (Film Review) By Linda Chalmers Zemel, Staff Writer

By Linda Chalmers Zemel
May 1, 2013

Just out and worth the ticket: “The Place Beyond the Pines.” And for upstate New Yorkers, “The Place Beyond the Pines” is a must even if only for the local flavor. The story starts and ends in Schenectady, but even the famous Garbage Plate, fondly remembered by Rochester college alumni as... Read more »

Quilt-making: Not Just For Grannies (ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT) By Anna Snyder, Staff Writer

By Anna Snyder
May 1, 2013

Recently the Baltimore Heritage Quilters’ Guild hosted their annual Quilt Expo at Goucher College.  Located in the campus sports center, the event was part art exhibition, part bazaar, part auction, and part quilting bee, with members of the guild holding interactive workshops and mini-classes... Read more »

Films – Amour Is a Film to Die For

By Linda Chalmers Zemel, Staff Writer
April 13, 2013

It’s not Maggie Smith and Richard Dreyfus.  Quartet was playing at the same theater and for a moment, I hesitated at the box office.  How often do films about a certain age group and touted as excellent play at the same theater on the same weekend? But Amour stars Jean-Louis Trintignant as Georges... Read more »

“We Are Tiger Dragon People”

By Anna Snyder, Staff Writer
April 12, 2013

  A Rare Look into China’s Wealth of Cultures   To understand the context of Colette Fu’s mesmerizing pop-up photojournalism, it is necessary to know her back story.  Having grown up in New Jersey and graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with an MFA in Fine Art Photography,... Read more »

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