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BOUILLABAISSE AND THE DEFIANCE OF CODIFICATION PART 2

SEVERAL OF MY other cookbooks offer bouillabaisse recipes of one sort or another, but its most entertaining description comes from Alan Davidson’s Mediterranean Seafood. This is the one that led … Continue reading

May 22, 2018 · 3 Comments

BOUILLABAISSE AND DEFIANCE OF CODIFICATION PART 1

ONE THING leads to another. And, seemingly, to two-part items here recently at SimanaitisSays. There I was, reading a London Review of Books article by Inigo Thomas on Maison Empereur, … Continue reading

May 21, 2018 · 2 Comments

SOME THOUGHTS ON URBANIZATION

I’VE JUST READ Ben Rogers’ “The Great Sorting,” a London Review of Books review of Richard Florida’s The New Urban Crisis: Gentrification, Housing Bubbles, Growing Inequalities and What We Can … Continue reading

May 18, 2018 · Leave a comment

(GARDEN) PARTY POLITICS, RHINOS ON STAGE

THEATRE OF THE ABSURD, yesterday’s topic here at SimanaitisSays, is an excellent metaphor for the current political scene. There’s unreality, cliché, tragicomedy, and a person here and there striving to … Continue reading

May 11, 2018 · 1 Comment

THEATRE OF THE ABSURD

WHAT WITH the world seemingly at sixes and sevens, what better time to explore the Theatre of the Absurd? Its mid-20th-century plays by Edward Albee, Samuel Becket, Václav Havel, Eugene … Continue reading

May 10, 2018 · Leave a comment

WILLIAM WALKER—FILIBUSTER EXTRAORDINAIRE PART 2

AS WE learned yesterday, the original meaning of the word “filibuster” meant a person, an irregular military adventurer, not a political stalling ploy as we commonly use it today. And, … Continue reading

May 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

WILLIAM WALKER—FILIBUSTER EXTRAORDINAIRE PART 1

IN THESE times of less than cooperative members in the U.S. Congress, we’re all more familiar with the term “filibuster,” of endless oration to delay action. However, this particular meaning … Continue reading

May 5, 2018 · Leave a comment