Archive for May, 2008

A Conversation On The Theater

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , , on May 18, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This salon was recorded on Sunday, May 18, 2008 in the Library Nook of the Buli Cafe on Cedar Springs Road in Dallas. Joining RICK VANDERSLICE around the table are 2 critics and a playwright. ELAINE LINER is theater critic of The Dallas Observer. MARK LOWRY is theater critic of The Ft. Worth Star-Telegram. TOM SIME is a former journalist with The Dallas Morning News. Today, he is a playwright and theater producer. With more that 60 theater companies in the area presenting and producing everything from Musicals, Traditional, Live Performance, Youth Theater, Broadway, and Fringe, this art form is very much alive and well in Dallas and Ft. Worth. Our conversation begins with a look back at the rich history of live theater in our community and then moves on to the exciting present and the future possibilities of our theater arts scene.

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How Important Is Strong Respect For Personal Privacy To A Healthy Democracy?

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , on May 11, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

This Buli Salon was recorded on Sunday, May 11, 2008. With the vast, and increasing, abilities of modern technology to monitor almost every aspect of our personal lives by the state or commercial interests, are we at risk of losing our personal privacy? Have we entered the realm of “Big Brother” that George Orwell cautioned us about? Does a healthy democracy require a strong respect for personal privacy? Joining RICK VANDERSLICE in the Buli Cafe’s Library Nook to discuss these daunting questions are writer, blogger, and salon regular, RJ JACKSON. Also joining in are two first-timers to The Buli Salon. Artist and filmmaker AARON RATHBUN and social activist KATIE O’REAR. There might not be easy answers to these questions but the profound importance and consequences of these issues is certainly undeniable.

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1984 by George Orwell
ISBN-10: 0452284236
ISBN-13: 978-0452284234

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www.myspace.com

Sicko, film by Michael Moore

Aaron Rathbun blog

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Cedar Springs: Dallas’ Historic Gay Center Embraces Change

Posted in Salon Episodes with tags , , on May 4, 2008 by Rick Vanderslice

Every Sunday afternoon, as we record The Buli Salon, in the cozy Library Nook of the Buli Cafe, we look out on an eclectic mix of people sauntering along the busy, historic Cedar Springs Road in Dallas’ Oak Lawn district. It’s the heart and soul of this cities powerful and dynamic Gay community. Like other famous Gay centers around the country, including “The Castro” in San Francisco, LA’s “West Hollywood”, and New York’s “Chelsea”, gentrification has begun to influence the look, character and property values of “Cedar Springs” transforming it into one of the priciest and most desired places to live, work and play in all of Dallas. Joining RICK VANDERSLICE today to discuss the colorful past, dynamic present, and possible future of this unique place are three Cedar Springs business owners. TODD SEATON & DAVID RICHARDSON own several places along the strip including: Outlines, a contemporary edge fashion store; Skivvies, featuring one of the largest men’s underwear selections anywhere; and Tapelenders, claiming the most complete Gay & Lesbian film library in the world. Also, SCOTT WHITTALL, co-owner of the Buli Cafe, Bakery & Bistro and, of course, our gracious host for The Buli Salons.

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www.shopcedarsprings.com
www.bulicafe.com
www.roundupsaloon.com
www.tapelenders.com
www.partyattheblock.com
www.warwickmelrosehotel.com

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