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COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE AND THE ART OF THE DEAL

COMMEDIA DELL’ARTE began as street theater in 16th-century Italy. It continues today around the world, reaching as far as the antipodes. Matriark Theatre, in New South Wales, Australia, has among … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

HOLMES AND OUR STAR QUARTERBACK

IT IS A tenuous tie indeed between the world’s greatest consulting detective and our high school’s star quarterback, but typewriters provide the link. Sherlock Holmes used the unicity of typed … Continue reading

May 21, 2017 · 1 Comment

TRAVEL ADVICE

THIS WEEK’S U.S. foray into the world scene prompts me to follow along, armchair style, by way of my Baedeker’s Handbooks for Travellers. I rather doubt that these books would … Continue reading

May 20, 2017 · 2 Comments

SEEKING PERSPECTIVE, PART 2

AS NOTED yesterday, it was Renaissance artists who learned to transform flat renderings into more realist images through perspective. Four centuries later, the invention of photography presented new challenges of … Continue reading

May 19, 2017 · 3 Comments

SEEKING PERSPECTIVE, PART 1

IT’S PERSPECTIVE of the artistic sort that I have in mind. Back in 1967, the Whitney Library of Design published a fine collection of architectural interiors accompanied by erudite commentary … Continue reading

May 18, 2017 · Leave a comment

A TALE OF AIRCRAFT CARRIER TECHNOLOGY

I’M NOT surprised that the guy who prefers coal to renewables is also in favor of steam over electromagnetics. Indeed, his latest encounter with science and technology is textbook Trump. … Continue reading

May 16, 2017 · 1 Comment

HAPPY 90TH/100TH, KENWORTH TRUCKS

KENWORTH CELEBRATES a 90th/100th birthday! Lets join in by recalling when Innes Ireland told R&T that he wanted a new Peterbilt, but we got him a Kenworth instead. R&T’s April … Continue reading

May 15, 2017 · 1 Comment