Opera San Jose Delivers a Charming Rendition of Verdi’s “La Traviata”

Reviewed by Kandake E. Brockington (Author of Journey through Darkness: Book I of the Journey Saga) Opera San Jose delivered an emotionally gripping performance for the Sunday February 12th matinee presentation of Giuseppe Verdi’s La Traviata. I won’t spend this review discussing roulades, librettos, and other terms I honestly know very little about. I am […]

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Synchronized Chaos Magazine – Feb 2012: Footsteps

              “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view – until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.”  (Atticus Finch, To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee) Read and step into the heart and soul of those near and […]

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Nigeria: Where ‘Leaders’ Are Rulers

[Article by Ayokunle Adeleye] I woke up this morning to the harmattan occupation of my room. Little did I know that in nearby Lagos, my fellow Nigerians woke up more to the army occupation of their neighbourhood than to the harmattan occupation of the same! My fellow Nigerians are under siege, not by the neighbouring […]

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Nigeria: A Country at a Standstill

[Article by Ayokunle Adeleye] I was born in 1988, during the reign of whom? You tell me, for a babe that I was, I knowest not who was what then, or who did what… But as the Yorubas say, if a child does not meet the story, he will meet the hearsay. Rather unfortunately for […]

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Nigeria: When the Powerhouse Withholds Power

[Article by Ayokunle Adeleye] Yesterday saw me downcast, frustrated, tired of a duty I once dutifully performed, and cherished. Behind my open heart is a swollen hurt: I might have been wrong, but it is also wrong to state that I was wrong without also stating that I was wronged. I am forced to ask […]

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Nigeria: In Search of True Love

[Article by Ayokunle Adeleye] I woke up this morning to a tearful irrigation of my face. It is my birthday today and I woke up rather early, and cried. I cried like the baby I no longer was, in the eyes of the world; I cried like the baby I had become, in the eyes […]

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New Zealand: An essay by Nicole Arocho

Te Pori[1] by Nicole Arocho The truth is, I do not know where to start. And I mean, where to start writing this piece. I even made a list of potential experiences from where I could begin my tale of studying abroad a semester in Auckland, New Zealand. I’ve always love to travel, but I […]

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Whose Brain Is It? [Feb 2012 – Leena Prasad]

Whose Brain Is It? By Leena Prasad Presented within the flow of the lives of fictional characters, this is a monthly column with a journalist’s perspective on brain research. Phil is moving slowly through the jungle. Is it a jungle or a banana plantation? All he sees are the tall and thick banana leaves. And […]

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