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CHURCHILL’S CHICAGO TYPEWRITER

“ONE OF THE most famous photographers of Winston Churchill,” David Olusoga wrote, “is also one of the more controversial.” Olusoga’s article in BBC History Magazine is titled “The Gun in … Continue reading

September 16, 2019 · Leave a comment

SLAKING OPERATIC THIRST PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE QUENCHED our operatic thirst at two Parisian cafés and a Russian one on the Lithuanian border. Today in Part 2, we find refreshment in Seville, Spain; Nuremberg, Germany; … Continue reading

September 5, 2019 · Leave a comment

SLAKING OPERATIC THIRST PART 1

SINGING OPERA GENERATES quite a thirst. Here, in Parts 1 and 2, today and tomorrow, are tidbits on operatic taverns, inns, and similar hostelries, especially those with more than a … Continue reading

September 4, 2019 · Leave a comment

CELEBRATING KEITH HARING

TO SOME, GRAFFITI is civil disobedience. To others, depending upon its quality, it’s art. Disobediently enough, I place myself in this second group in admiring the works of Keith Haring. … Continue reading

August 29, 2019 · Leave a comment

I’D RATHER BE ANYTHING THAN PRESIDENT

UNLIKE A BUNCH of people these days, Henry Clay famously said, “I’d rather be right than president.” This was during an 1838 Senate debate. Was he hedging on what was … Continue reading

August 26, 2019 · 2 Comments

REALITY A SIMULATION??

PHILOSOPHERS SURE POSE fundamental questions. In particular, metaphysics is the branch of philosophy that examines reality. How do we exist? What about the things around us? Preston Greene is an … Continue reading

August 17, 2019 · 1 Comment

COMPOSERS’ CALLING CARDS

BACH’S MASTERFUL ART of the Fugue is based on a four-note theme: B flat, A, C, and B. In the musical notation of his time, this spells B-A-C-H. What a … Continue reading

August 16, 2019 · Leave a comment