Camarata takes on the marketing frenzy aimed at ensuring educational success, the neuroscience of learning and the heightened anxiety that has made parenting today a competitive sport.
It was a look and character that Galina Boulgakova perfected. A battered woman trapped in an abusive relationship, or a sexual-assault victim, or a grief-stricken widow or even a prostitute. She dove into those tortured characters, getting into their heads and exuding the kind of heartache directors on the stage and screen in Moscow wanted.
Once busy hives of home economics — brimming with crusty cans of Crisco, clumsily stitched potholders, and an entire classroom of Suzy Homemakers ogling at a very June Cleaver-esque instructor — have faded into monochromatic memories.
If train A leaves the station going 60 miles per hour and train B leaves one hour later going 85 miles per hour, when will train B catch up with train A? More importantly, will the fate of either of these trains really prepare a high school student for the demands of college-level math classes? […]