Sonia Braga enters the Oscar race with “Aquarius”
by Chris Narloch
If you want to see the sort of acting that wins praise from critics and gets an actor on the short list of potential Oscar nominees, then you should check out a terrific Brazilian drama now playing at Sacramento’s Tower Theatre.
In “Aquarius,” the great Brazilian actress Sonia Braga (“Kiss of the Spiderwoman”) plays Clara, a proud 65-year-old widow and music critic, who was born into a wealthy and traditional family in Recife, Brazil.
We Will Overcome - A Personal Response to the Election
by Toom Moon, MFT, The Examined Life
As I write on the Friday afternoon following the election, most of us are still reeling from the results. Since Wednesday morning, I’ve heard one person after another in my office talk about their shock, grief, and despair, their forebodings about the future, their emerging anger.
A friend in Michigan who has been with her wife for twenty-five years called to report tearfully that the few domestic partnership rights they had, including health care, will now disappear if their new constitutional amendment stands.
Beyond listening and empathizing, I hardly know how to respond, except to say that I have the same feelings. In the evening I go home and turn on the television, and the world that the networks seem to take as the real one bears no relationship to the world in which I live.
Ernesto’s Mexican Food Is Celebrating 25 Years Serving Sacramento
Our good friends at Ernesto’s Mexican Food are proudly celebrating 25 years in Midtown Sacramento!
In honor of this exciting milestone, they will be having a 25th anniversary party on Friday, November 18th.
The Big D
Commentary by Mark Segal
The “D” in this title has a double meaning: Damn Republicans, and vote straight Democrat, up and down that ballot.
Here’s the skinny. If a Republican refuses to address your community and its issues, and thus wants to keep you invisible, then he or she should be invisible to us when you go into that voting booth.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: Vote like your life, job and home depend on it, because they really do.
You Must Vote for Hillary
by Mark Segal
You have no choice but to vote for Hillary Clinton. Your very life depends on it.
It is often said that one thing we as a community learned from the AIDS epidemic was that we had to learn to organize since we were fighting for our lives. We have a new generation that does not know what that time was like, what that statement meant or how it shadows this election.
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