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HUMOR IN ADAPTING TO COVID-19

EVEN IN THE darkest of times, humor can be a beneficial countermeasure to adversity. Here are examples related to our adapting to Covid-19. Bobbleheads. In Science, April 29, 2020, Meagan … Continue reading

May 23, 2020 · Leave a comment

GEDANKENEXPERIMENTE

I WAS NEAR to dozing off when I fell into thought experiments. Gedankenexperimente, Einstein called them; so I was in lofty company, even though sheltering-in. The Chocolate Chip Cookie Gedankenexperiment. … Continue reading

May 18, 2020 · 1 Comment

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS REVISITED PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE BEGAN tidbits gleaned from Marina Warner’s “Travelling Texts,” in London Review of Books, discussing The Arabian Nights. Today in Part 2, there’s a Frenchmen who translates (and adds … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS REVISITED PART 1

THE LONDON REVIEW of Books has enriched its online presence with Diverted Traffic, reappearances of LRB articles from years past. Recently here at SimanaitisSays, I’ve shared Diverted Traffic adventures of … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 2

THE BOOK BRITISH Theatre Design: the Modern Age gives fascinating insights into dance, plays, the Great British Musical, and opera. Here in Part 2, I share tidbits on two British … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 1

WE SEEM TO be on a Brit kick, having recently celebrated BBC TV’s 50 years. Presented here at SimanaitisSays in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, tidbits from the … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment