Category Archives: Culture

Post office mural from Oxford, New York

UPDATE: The artist of the P.O. mural pictured below is Mordi Gassner. The title is “Family Reunion on Clark Island, Spring 1791.” Tempura, 1941. With the Post Office in a world of financial hurt, it’s no surprise that it is … Continue reading

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The perils of Facebook

Or maybe that should be “the perils of stupidity”?

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A lot like genre women’s fiction

From an article on the enduring popularity of serial dramas, published in Drexel University’s online culture magazine, The Smart Set: A telenovela is all about a couple who wants to kiss and a scriptwriter who stands in their way for … Continue reading

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A tale of two tragedies

Having watched West Side Story a few weeks ago, I came down with a severe relapse of the Shakespeare bug and so last night sat down and re-read Romeo and Juliet. I wanted to see how closely the movie followed … Continue reading

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1234 video — that was all one continuous shot

Oh, man! [tags] Feist video [/tags]

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Come to me . . .

my melancholy baby . . . [tags] Al Bowlly [/tags]

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New Frost poem discovered

Inside Higher Ed‘s Scott McLemee has details and a description of the poem. It’s titled “War Thoughts at Home,” was inscribed on the flyleaf of a book in 1918, and was discovered last year by Robert Stilling, a graduate student … Continue reading

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Sigmund’s long goodbye

Right about the time I transferred to the state school where I’d earn my B.A. (SUNY Geneseo) the college mandated a two-semester Western Civ course of all of its students. (It realized it could no longer assume its freshmen had … Continue reading

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Art world gone mad

You know that, nowadays, anything is art. So this story was probably inevitable: Artist David Hensel submitted a sculpture to London’s Royal Academy of Arts for consideration for its upcoming “Exhibit 1201” exhibit. But at some point in transit the … Continue reading

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Shakespeare online!

Courtesy of Google . . . [tags] Shakespeare [/tags]

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