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Wild West Texas Comedy

In 4 words, musical comedy is back! After a less than amusing pandemic that has shut down most theatrical productions for more than a year, the arts scene in Austin is coming back to life. […]

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Nate on Comedy

Science and comedy are not so far apart. I don’t mean physicists tell bad puns about how many quarks can dance on the head of a pin, or that comedians, conversely, are deep thinkers on […]

Book Reviews

Bloom’s Last Book

I do not think Harold Bloom believed in immortality, only long life (he died at age 89 in 2019).  What he called poetic immortality was merely extreme longevity, for even Shakespeare will lose literary relevance […]

Book Reviews

Mary Oliver and Nature

Review written by Conlan Salgado   This is not the age of poetry, nor of great personalities. No one really knows at all what this is the age of, but I think when it is […]

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TAYLOR and CLIFT

Review by Dr. M. Emanuele The book Elizabeth and Monty by Charles Casillo is an enlightening glimpse of the intertwined lives of the movie icons Elizabeth Taylor and Montgomery Clift. Although there are numerous salacious […]

Book Reviews

Sparta in 4 Volumes

Dr. Paul Rahe (Hillside College, Michigan), has now published 4 volumes in his history of Sparta. The Spartan Regime (2016) served as a prelude to this series on the foreign policy of Sparta. It was […]

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The Making of Milton

In this first of a projected two-volume work, Nicholas McDowell (Univ. of Exeter) offers “a biography of the mind” of the young Milton, “before he became renowned as the writer of the greatest narrative poem […]

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  • Science and comedy are not so far apart. I don’t mean physicists tell bad puns about how many quarks can dance on the head of a pin, or that comedians, conversely, are deep thinkers on [...]

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  • The Texas Tenors have been entertaining audiences for 10 years, and did so again at the Tucson Music Hall in a concert largely devoted to Christmas music. A better choice would have been a concert [...]

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