Simanaitis Says

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FLW AT MoMA, PART 1

THIS YEAR is the sesquicentennial of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. New York City’s Museum of Modern Art is celebrating this with its “Frank Lloyd Wright at 150: Unpacking the Archive.” … Continue reading

July 20, 2017 · Leave a comment

OPEN WIDE, THEN RINSE

PRAISE FOR our rock-star guitarist/car nut/dentist is county wide, especially among ex-R&T staff. Dr. Eric Prouty is a skilled, compassionate, and most modern of dental practitioners as well. It’s one … Continue reading

July 19, 2017 · Leave a comment

ELECTRIC CARS

“SUDDENLY, AFTER a lapse of nearly 50 years, we’re hearing a lot about electric cars. Back in the fledgling days of animal-less conveyances, electric cars were more popular than gasoline-powered … Continue reading

July 18, 2017 · 2 Comments

THROUGH AN OPERAGLASS, WITH TIME TRAVEL, PART 2

CHARLES ANNESLEY sure knew his operas, all 151 of them discussed in his 1910 guide. Yesterday’s Annesley time capsule focused on Puccini; today, the Wagner family appears in all its … Continue reading

July 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

THROUGH AN OPERAGLASS, WITH TIME TRAVEL, PART 1

CHARLES ANNESLEY was the author of a popular guide to the world’s operas. Or at least as these operas were perceived back in 1910. I judge his book’s popularity by … Continue reading

July 16, 2017 · Leave a comment

BRITISH NARROWBOATS

ONE OF my life’s regrets (there are only a few) is that Wife Dottie and I never took a narrowboat holiday on British canals. The nearest we came to this … Continue reading

July 14, 2017 · 1 Comment

WITCH HUNT? I’LL SHOW YOU A REAL WITCH HUNT

THE TERM “witch hunt” is appearing with increasing regularity in the news, and this has encouraged me to investigate the real thing, not just in relation to cornered politicos such … Continue reading

July 13, 2017 · Leave a comment