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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

EASTER EGGS—INCLUDING DAVIS, OKLAHOMA

THE EASTER EGGS I have in mind are computerized treats, proofs that programmers have a sense of humor. David Pogue described several examples in “The Secret History of ‘Easter Eggs,’ … Continue reading

August 15, 2019 · Leave a comment

IS DECENCY STILL COMMON?

COLUMNIST DAVID BROOKS wrote “We need an uprising of decency,” and I agree. His Opinion column in The New York Times, August 1, 2019, carries the title “Marianne Williamson Knows … Continue reading

August 4, 2019 · Leave a comment