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RECENT IVANKA VACUUMING; 1996 FLAG TRODDING

WHAT IS PERFORMANCE ART? According to Merriam-Webster, it’s “a nontraditional art form often with political or topical themes that typically features a live presentation to an audience or onlookers (as … Continue reading

February 15, 2019 · 1 Comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 3

WE LEFT ANTIHERO Jack Sheppard on an adjacent rooftop after his escape from Newgate Prison. Today in Part 3, his adventure continues with differing accounts of what happened next. Either … Continue reading

February 11, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 2

YESTERDAY IN Part 1, 18th-century antihero Jack Sheppard freed his moll Edgworth Bess from the St. Giles’ Bound-house lockup. Today at SimanaitisSays, we find the couple living something resembling an … Continue reading

February 10, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENJOYING CRIME CLASSICS, OBSESSIVELY PART 1

THIS ALL STARTED with a Crime Classics program on Sirius XM’s “Radio Classics.” I am prompted to share “The Incredible History of John Sheppard” here at SimanaitisSays in Part 1 … Continue reading

February 9, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENGLISH CLERGY—ONE, A ROGUE; ANOTHER, A SCIENTIST PART 3

THE STUDENT Thomas Espin was highly motivated by viewing the Great Comet of 1874. Even in 1888 when appointed the vicar of Tow Law, in England’s northern County Durham, he … Continue reading

February 7, 2019 · 1 Comment

ENGLISH CLERGY—ONE, A ROGUE; ANOTHER, A SCIENTIST PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE encountered a real rogue of an English prelate. Today and tomorrow in Parts 2 and 3, we meet another member of the English clergy, one who was honored … Continue reading

February 6, 2019 · Leave a comment

ENGLISH CLERGY—ONE, A ROGUE; ANOTHER, A SCIENTIST PART 1

THERE’S SATISFACTION in buying a book for one reason, then coming to enjoy it for other reasons entirely. So it is with A Field Guide to the English Clergy, by … Continue reading

February 5, 2019 · 2 Comments