Author Archives: fyzaparviz

Beethoven’s Great Fugue

Beethoven’s great fugue is final movement to his opus 130 string quartet. It is a wild piece of music, a crazy experiment in dissonance that once bloomed an era. As per Stravinsky, this piece will forever remain contemporary. Stephen Malinowski, a musician, … Continue reading

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Science and the Power of Storytelling

Alan Alda, actor, director, screenwriter, author, six-time Emmy and Golden Globe winner, known for his starring roles as Dr.Pierce in the TV series M*A*S*H,  spoke at Stanford’s Panofsky Auditorium on January 16th in front of a packed audience about the use of storytelling in Science. … Continue reading

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Oakland Mayor’s Spacey Holiday Party

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In Town Star Party

Cherif and I attended the San Jose Astronomical Association’s In Town Star Party on Friday January 3rd. Here was the description of the event as posted on their website: Interested in learning about the night sky? Come out and look … Continue reading

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My Writings Published in Papercuts Magazine

Short Stories: PREQUEL TO BROTHERS KARAMAZOV LAST YEAR OF FACEBOOKING: A Tribute to Richard Brautigan Essay: Kafkaesque in the Modern World

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My Reviews for Litseen

My reviews of literary events around the Bay Area published by Litseen: Jonathan Franzen in Conversation with Robert Hass Reza Aslan@JCCSF MFA MIXER 2.0 T.C. BOYLE@STANFORD  

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Review: Blue Jasmin

This is a detailed analysis of the film Blue Jasmin for an audience that has watched and thought about the movie. For Cherif’s birthday weekend we planned to start the celebrations by doing something very different from our usual activities. … Continue reading

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