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COLDPLAY COMBATS CO2

THE ENGLISH ROCK BAND Coldplay plans a sustainability-enhanced 2022 world tour, with a pledge to cut CO2 emissions by 50 percent compared with that of their 2016-2017 tour. Ben Beaumont-Thomas … Continue reading

October 17, 2021 · Leave a comment

ARISTOPHANES AND HIP-HOP PART 2

I RECENTLY GOT HOOKED on the plays of Aristophanes because of Emily Wilson’s fine article “Punishment by Radish,” in London Review of Books, appearing in print October 21, 2021. Here … Continue reading

October 16, 2021 · Leave a comment

ARISTOPHANES AND HIP-HOP   PART 1 

OLD COMEDY OF the ancient Greeks should not be confused with their Tragedy. I learned this tidbit while reading Emily Wilson’s “Punishment by Radish,” in London Review of Books, to … Continue reading

October 15, 2021 · Leave a comment

BBC OMAKASE

GOOGLE TRANSLATE RENDERS the Japanese word おまかせ, omakase, as the English “random.” In the sushi world, though, it’s asking the sushi master to orchestrate a selection of his own choice. It … Continue reading

October 9, 2021 · Leave a comment

ON THE SMOOT

LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS is a perhaps surprising source of Americana. For instance, what’s a “smoot”? The London Review of Books online, October 4, 2021, presented “Paper Cuts: Smoot Day,” … Continue reading

October 7, 2021 · 1 Comment

PARENTING/PARENTALITÉ/ELTERNSHAFT

ADAM GOPNIK’S ARTICLE “How to Raise a Prodigy,” recently featured in The New Yorker Classics online, also discussed different parenting in the U.S., France, and Germany.  Here are several tidbits. … Continue reading

October 5, 2021 · Leave a comment

LET THEM EAT GOSSIP? PART 2

MARIE ANTOINETTE OF France and Swedish nobleman Axel von Fersen were 18th-century pen pals Later, many of her letters underwent redaction by an unknown hand. However, as reported by Sabrina … Continue reading

October 4, 2021 · Leave a comment

LET THEM EAT GOSSIP? PART 1

THE HEADLINE READS, “Marie Antoinette’s Letters to Her Dear Swedish Count, Now Uncensored,” by Sabrina Imbler, The New York Times, October 1, 2021. However, if you’re seeking the embarrassment of … Continue reading

October 3, 2021 · Leave a comment

LITHUANIA RULES—YET AGAIN

“AR GALITE MANE IŠGIRSTI DABAR?” This Lithuanian query of “Can you hear me now?” is most appropriate in response to news reported by the Voice of America, October 1, 2021: … Continue reading

October 2, 2021 · Leave a comment

YET MORE ANTIQUITY CONS

LAMENTABLY ENOUGH, ANTIQUITIES are as accessible to bad guys as to legitimate people. This was an earlier topic here at SimanaitisSays. Here are updates of antiquity cons, inspired by references … Continue reading

September 19, 2021 · Leave a comment