Six Dreams

by Randolyn Zinn Meditative Rose by Salvador Dali Owen He walks into a millinery shop in Back Bay, looking for a straw Panama. “Do you have any Persian lamb Papakhas?” he asks, just for the hell of it. “We don’t work with skins,” the milliner replies, coiling a cloth measuring tape between his fingers. In…

MERA

by Randolyn Zinn “This week we are remembering things too terrible…” Note: In the first week of September of 2001, I enrolled in the MFA graduate program in Creative Writing at the New School in New York City, excited to finish a collection of short stories set in the world of dance. A few days…

FASTER, TERPSICHORE, FASTER! On Frederick Wiseman’s new documentary La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet (Zipporah Films)

By Randolyn Zinn Rehearsal is everything and Frederick Wiseman knows it. As usual for this eminent American documentarian, his interest lies in the workaday world, but in his latest project he finds the harmony of place serving the artistic process. The opening shot fills the screen with a bird’s eye view of the rooftops of…