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SCIENCE AND THE BALLOT

HOW SECURE IS our balloting? Last year, the American Association for the Advancement of Science established the AAAS Center for Scientific Evidence in Public Issues. One focus, as described by … Continue reading

May 16, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS REVISITED PART 2

YESTERDAY, WE BEGAN tidbits gleaned from Marina Warner’s “Travelling Texts,” in London Review of Books, discussing The Arabian Nights. Today in Part 2, there’s a Frenchmen who translates (and adds … Continue reading

May 15, 2020 · Leave a comment

THE ARABIAN NIGHTS REVISITED PART 1

THE LONDON REVIEW of Books has enriched its online presence with Diverted Traffic, reappearances of LRB articles from years past. Recently here at SimanaitisSays, I’ve shared Diverted Traffic adventures of … Continue reading

May 14, 2020 · Leave a comment

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TECHRON!

PERHAPS TODAY WHILE washing your hands thoroughly, you can sing “Happy Birthday,” twice, of course, to Techron, Chevron’s gasoline additive celebrating its 25th anniversary. Here are tidbits on the auto … Continue reading

May 13, 2020 · Leave a comment

BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 2

THE BOOK BRITISH Theatre Design: the Modern Age gives fascinating insights into dance, plays, the Great British Musical, and opera. Here in Part 2, I share tidbits on two British … Continue reading

May 12, 2020 · 1 Comment

BRITISH THEATRE DESIGN: THE MODERN AGE PART 1

WE SEEM TO be on a Brit kick, having recently celebrated BBC TV’s 50 years. Presented here at SimanaitisSays in Parts 1 and 2 today and tomorrow, tidbits from the … Continue reading

May 11, 2020 · Leave a comment