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Monthly Archives: July, 2019

An Edwardian Fairytale of the Cosmos

A play about astronomy does not at first blush capture the imagination, perhaps because most people associate astronomy with mathematics. Silent Sky by Lauren...

Old Western Melodrama

When a melodrama opens with a marriage proposal, you know there will be dangerous shoals to navigate before it's all over. In the case...

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels

Dirty Rotten Scoundrels has a long pedigree. The 1964 film Bedtime Story was remade in 1988 as Dirty Rotten Scoundrels starring Steve Martin and...

The Lost Highway of Hank Williams Sr.

I have never been a fan of tribute concerts, mostly because I have seen nearly all of the original performers who are the inspiration...

Moody Mansion in Galveston

This is the first in a series of articles about the Historic Homes of America. Many, such as the one we visit here, is...

Star Trek Improv Show in Austin

Phasers are set on stun in an improv show based on Star Trek, being performed now at the Hideout Theatre in Austin. Since each show...

Death Tax

In the United States, the issue of death tax (euphemistically termed estate tax by the government) became a political football in 2010. Four billionaires...

Ivan the Terrible: A Cinematic Masterpiece

In the 1930s Paul Sethe, Nazi-appointed editor of the Frankfurter Zeitung newspaper, wrote a review of a book on Ivan the Terrible. A recent...

A Timeline of Detroit

The city of Detroit has certainly not fared well of late, but this book by Paul Vachon takes the long view, starting as it...
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