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Rich Lady Languishing, (acrylic). M. Louise Stanley works in the tradition of history and narrative painting, documenting current and fictitious events using myth and allegory. Under her wry scrutiny, the foibles of contemporary society and mores are examined. Recent paintings focus on the mortgage crisis, bad bankers, organized religion, and travel. About Rich Lady Languishing, the artist said, "As a child I was fascinated by the period rooms in the Huntington Museum in Southern California. I used to wonder about the former 'rich ladies' who inhabited them. Through my European travels, I've visited many palaces and villas hung with extravagant chandeliers that dwarf their surroundings. Though the chandeliers are full of sparkle and glitter, the rooms are often in disrepair, poignant reminders of better times." An award-winning artist and educator, Stanley has exhibited nationally, and her work is in permanent museum collections. She has won numerous awards, most recently the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant. She lives in Emeryville and teaches at Berkeley City College. Her paintings and journals can be viewed at Contact her directly at for information on her Art Lover's Tours, planned for June 2015, of Rome, Florence, and Siena.

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NEXT MONTH: Is rabbit the other white meat? Is there any truth to the theory that the cuter the animal, the better it tastes? Julia Park Tracey ruminates on the theme as le lapin pops up with frequency on Bay Area menus. Also in the queue: Paul Kilduff catches up with the East Bay's favorite winemaker, Kent Rosenblum, and Dave Weinstein, author of It Came from Berkeley: How Berkeley Changed the World, predicts an upswing for Berkeley's iconic Telegraph Avenue in a historical retrospective.

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July 2014 Issue:
Table of Contents

FEATURE |  Little Museums, Big Missions
Learn a lot about your community's everyday moments with a trip to one of these East Bay institutional gems.
By Mike Rosen-Molina.

TECHNOLOGY | Unleashing Game Boys and Girls
Tired of traveling to San Francisco and the South Bay for video game jams, a CSU East Bay student brings the phenomenon to Hayward.
By Chris Barylick.

MY GENERATION |  Catching Excellence
L. Peter Callender brings a no-holds-barred approach to the African-American Shakespeare Company. By Mike Rosen-Molina.

|  Doukkala
We know far too little about Moroccan cuisine. Luckily, Doukkala is here to help with a crash course in Casablanca.
By Anneli Rufus.

The Kilduff File |  Josh Reddick
The A's right fielder talks pies, Gatorade, and beardsójust another day at the ballpark.
By Paul Kilduff

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Letters: reader responses to The Monthly’s stories

Be East Bay: an introduction to interesting people, places and events in your community

Critics Choice: highlights of this month’s happenings in art, theater, film, dance and music

Boutique Bazaar: distinctive small shops in the East Bay

Food for Thought: local caterers and food and wine purveyors

Dining Guide: a selection of East Bay restaurants

Marketplace Home: a catalog of services for your home and garden

Marketplace Services: a catalog of personal and creative services

Kartoon Korner: editorial cartoons to entertain and agitate

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