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Monthly Archives: April, 2018

SCULPTURE OF THE STONE AGE

IT’S SAID THAT Michelangelo “liberated bodies that were trapped in blocks of marble.” And, hundreds of millennia before this, stone age hominins chipped away at stone to reveal tools and, … Continue reading

April 29, 2018 · 2 Comments

SCIENCE TIDBITS PART 2

THE AMERICAN Association for the Advancement of Science publishes a weekly magazine, Science. Yesterday’s SimanaitisSays offered Part 1 of its recent tidbits. Here’s Part 2. Could artificial intelligences get the … Continue reading

April 28, 2018 · Leave a comment

SCIENCE TIDBITS PART 1

I AM a science dilettante in the original sense of this word. “Dilettante,” which today may carry a sense of superficiality, comes from the Latin, dilectare, “to delight.” That is, … Continue reading

April 27, 2018 · 2 Comments

PACIFIC OPERA PROJECT: “DON GIOVANNI”

WHAT WITH the past two days here at SimanaitisSays devoted to Mob Talk, it’s logical to follow up with a review of Pacific Opera Project’s Don Giovanni. Logical? Yes, because … Continue reading

April 26, 2018 · Leave a comment

MOB TALK, SELF-SELECTED PART 2

THIS CELEBRATION of mob vernacular has turned out to be more compelling than I expected. Yesterday, I didn’t even get through the C’s. Today in Part 2, I will be … Continue reading

April 25, 2018 · Leave a comment

MOB TALK, SELF-SELECTED PART 1


MY MOB experience is modest indeed. I enjoyed The Godfather, 1972, but have viewed it only once. I saw neither Godfather Part II, 1974, nor Godfather Part III, 1990. I … Continue reading

April 24, 2018 · 1 Comment

“THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH” PART 2

THORNTON WILDER adopted a cosmic view when he composed The Skin of Our Teeth, a history of mankind that intermingled prehistoric creatures, ancient Greeks, classic literary characters and a family … Continue reading

April 23, 2018 · Leave a comment