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Monthly Archives: April, 2016

ROMAN VILLA FOUND IN BRITAIN

THE ROMAN EMPIRE, 27 BC – 395 AD, extended as far as the British Isles. And, as recently as last week, a huge Roman villa was discovered in Tisbury, Wiltshire, … Continue reading

April 20, 2016 · 1 Comment

FACING UP TO IT

“DID HE really say that??” Maybe yes, maybe no. Facial video manipulation is technically fascinating, potentially beneficial and yet terrifying. The concept builds on human sensitivity to red, green and … Continue reading

April 19, 2016 · Leave a comment

THE MERRY WIVES OF LEOPOLD STOKOWSKI

AS DESCRIBED in the recent HBO documentary “Nothing Left Unsaid: Gloria Vanderbilt and Anderson Cooper,” one of Gloria’s three husbands was conductor Leopold Stokowski, noted for his recordings of Bach’s … Continue reading

April 18, 2016 · Leave a comment

DRIVING A PARISIAN TAXICAB

LISTENING TO Gershwin’s wonderful American in Paris, complete with its taxi horns, brought back memories of my stint as a Parisian taxicab driver. It was in the 1980s. Auto journalist … Continue reading

April 16, 2016 · 2 Comments

GUILTY—OR INNOCENT—BY A HAIRSBREADTH

FORENSICS CAN BE used to prove guilt—or innocence. Studies of tobacco ash and “footsteps” enhanced the reputation of Sherlock Holmes in the late 19th century. For example, his Upon the … Continue reading

April 15, 2016 · Leave a comment

CLEARING INNES IRELAND’S NAME

GRAND PRIX driver and R&T contributor Innes Ireland was larger than life. He was also a good friend, even before I cleared his name with the City of Needles, County … Continue reading

April 14, 2016 · 6 Comments

AN EDITOR’S DELIGHT—AND A DISCLOSURE

RESEARCHING AND COMPOSING SimanaitisSays.com is great fun. As the dotty old woman said, “I never know quite what I’m going to say until I say it.” And so it is … Continue reading

April 13, 2016 · 6 Comments