I’ve always looked down my nose at “reality TV,” and to a certain extent TV in general. But I have a confession to make.
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Newark has always been the place to go for good Spanish and Portuguese food, and NJPAC is a terrific concert hall. But there are other omens and portends in the air indicating that Newark may finally be turning a corner. Since any omens worth their salt come in threes, here are the ones I’ve seen:…
Post-apocalyptic fiction in its postwar versions has at least two common threads. One is, they tend to be cautionary tales. The most common of course being the threat of nuclear annihilation. There are too many examples of that to even list. But others themes include, “it’s not nice to mess around with germs” (“28 Days…
If you haven’t seen this movie, get up, go to the video store and rent it.
We were shut out of our offices for eight days. The first day back I took some pictures, and here are a couple of them.
I took advantage of the nice weather on Monday to take a walk through parts of the Great Swamp and take some pictures. It had rained for two days before, and it was a swamp to begin with, but it was still a nice walk.
Picking up a nice bottle of red to go with my steak tonight, the wine merchant here in Maplewood got my attention. Usually they’ve got a Brahms symphony on, but this time it was Stravinsky’s Orpheus. Now there’s something you don’t hear in a retail establishment every day. It got me too looking for I.S. blog resources, where I found a nice piece about his Variations. Here’s to sophisticated taste.
Now coming to Iraq, the same great decision-making methods that were applied to the Space Shuttle Columbia.
One of M/SO’s leading musicians has posted video, and lots of it, from a number of recent performances. Don’t miss the exciting 2006 show, with Emotional Rex’s, well, emotional return.
One of the great 20th century composers, dead today in Vienna at age 83. When I was first getting interested in serious music back in high school, I was drawn to the avant garde. Ligeti was an immediate interest because of his contributions to 2001, A Space Odyssey. Frequently I had this LP out of…