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CELEBRATING THE BRITS’ EARLY TELLY PART 1

HAVE YOU BEEN watching a lot of electronic images lately? Me too, including television, opera streaming, GMax aeroplane crafting, and occasional Zooming. I guess I count any screen, be it … Continue reading

May 9, 2020 · 2 Comments

DEATH AT THE OPERA MATINEE

TRAGIC DEATHS ARE nothing new to opera. But these two were tragically real. At the Metropolitan Opera’s Saturday matinee performance of Giuseppe Verdi’s Macbeth, January 23, 1988, opera singer Bantcho … Continue reading

May 8, 2020 · Leave a comment

COVID-19 AND WORLD WAR II

GROUPS AROUND THE United States are pushing for elimination of various lockdowns. Some are using Constitutional rights in their argument, as opposed to health, economic concerns, or simply cabin fever. … Continue reading

May 3, 2020 · 3 Comments

LINCOLN AND MATHEMATICS

HERE’S A TELLING commentary about Abraham Lincoln and his times: “He studied and nearly mastered the six books of Euclid since he was a member of Congress.” The source of … Continue reading

May 2, 2020 · Leave a comment

LUCIEN BOSSOUTROT—A SORT OF FRENCH CHARLES LINDBERGH/STEVE MCQUEEN/BERNIE SANDERS/ NOAM CHOMSKY PART 2

FRENCHMAN EXCEPTIONAL LUCIEN Bossoutrot was more than a pioneer aviator. Today in Part 2, we’ll see why I can include Steve McQueen, Bernie Sanders, and Noam Chomsky in my Bossoutrot … Continue reading

April 24, 2020 · Leave a comment

JOHN TAYLOR, GEORGIAN RASCAL PART 2

YESTERDAY, JOHN BARRELL introduced us to John Taylor, Englishman of George III’s era. Despite Taylor’s outward image of blandness, he was also engaged in skulduggery as part of his majesty’s … Continue reading

April 20, 2020 · Leave a comment

JOHN TAYLOR, GEORGIAN RASCAL PART 1

THE LONDON REVIEW of Books is running Diverted Traffic, an online series of selected articles from years past. A recent one is “The Reptile Oculist,” by John Barrell, originally published … Continue reading

April 19, 2020 · Leave a comment