Monday, July 5, 2010

Monday, July 5: That's Entertainment!

Summer time is play time. On this week's Women's Magazine, you'll hear about some delicious diversions to fill up those long summer nights. Kate Raphael talks with author & writing teacher Elaine Beale about her new work Another Life Altogether, and takes us to the set of the lesbian musical Left of Oz. And Sharon Sobotta meets extraordinary women writers at the New York Book Fair.

Another Life Altogether: An Interview with author and writer Elaine Beale.

Elaine Beale is a local girl made good. Born and raised in northern England, Elaine has lived in Oakland for over twenty years. In 2007 she won the prestigious Poets & Writers California Exchange contest, and out of that, sold her first literary novel, Another Life Altogether. Another Life was released early this year to rave reviews, and was picked as one of the ten books to watch for in March 2010 by Oprah Magazine. Kate Raphael of Women's Magazine talks with Elaine about the craft of writing, her new book and her role as a teacher. 20:31

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Sharon Sobotta talks with Kris Carr and Karen Morgan, two extraordinary women who turned diagnoses with rare diseases into a passion for healthy food. Carr is the author of Crazy Sexy Cancer, and her new release, Crazy Sexy Diet, about the diet that helped her beat a rare sarcoma. Morgan is founder of Blackbird Bakery, the first gourmet gluten-free online bake shop. Her first book will be published this fall by Chronicle Books. 14:08

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Left of Oz: A Great Lesbian Romp

Feminist remakes of classic fairy tales are all the rage these days, and as any gay person can tell you, there's nothing more classic than the Wizard of Oz. "Left of Oz," now playing at the Ashby Stage in Berkeley (tickets $25), is a lesbian reworking of one of the best known and loved movies of the twentieth century. It's written and directed by singer-songwriter Stephanie Reif, and stars Sarah Mosby as the wide-eyed Dorothy, who follows her dream to San Francisco. In this clip, Kate Raphael takes us to the set of Left of Oz, and talks with writer-director Stephanie Reif.  14:49

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