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ENDNOTES, April 2019

ENDNOTES, April 2019  by Stuart Millson In this edition: musical meditations on death and national decline From Chandos records, come two less-frequently-performed masterpieces by the doyen of English music, Sir Edward Elgar: The Music Makers (written in 1912) and The Spirit … Continue reading

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Fake Intel runs through it, Part 1

Fake Intel runs through it, Part 1 by Ilana Mercer No, the moral of the Mueller inquisition is not that the Left is incorrigibly corrupt and morally and intellectually bankrupt, although this is certainly true. And, no. It’s not that the … Continue reading

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Hell has no Limits

Hell has no Limits Faust, opera in five acts, music by Charles-François Gounod, libretto by Jules Barbier and Michel Carré, conducted by Dan Ettinger, director David McVicar, 5th revival of the 2004 production, Royal Opera, Thursday 11th April 2019, reviewed … Continue reading

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Two Poems by Velaj

Two Poems by Velaj                                                   The Hymn of Madness The old women witch river banks Wetting white sheets of snow And wrapping dead mouse in them God forgive them They do not know what they are doing The sheets belonged … Continue reading

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Detention Deficit Disorder

Detention Deficit Disorder by Bill Hartley In 2016, I wrote an article about detention centres. This was prompted by Operation Seabrook, Durham Constabulary’s investigation into allegations of abuse at Medomsley, the former detention centre in County Durham which closed in … Continue reading

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Mulling it Over

Mulling it Over Review of Hinterland by Chris Mullin, Profile Books, 2017, ISBN 978 1 78125 606 0, reviewed by Monty Skew Some political memoirs are dull. Not so A View from the Foothills, a frank and self-deprecating diary (the first of … Continue reading

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Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle

Presbyterians, Preparing for Battle Jeffrey S. McDonald, John Gerstner and the Renewal of Presbyterian and Reformed Evangelicalism in Modern America, Pickwick, 2017, Pp. 263, reviewed by Darrell Sutton John Knox (1514-1572), one of the founding fathers of Protestantism, did not eschew controversy. … Continue reading

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TV Tarts: Cringe Factor

TV Tarts: Cringe Factor By Ilana Mercer It takes a foreign correspondent planted amid our White House Press Corps to highlight the latter’s dysfunction. During a presser with “Trump of the Tropics”—Brazil’s visiting prime minister, Jair Bolsonaro—a Brazilian lass distinguished … Continue reading

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Review of Handel’s Berenice

Review of Handel’s Berenice  Linbury Theatre, Covent Garden, 27th March 2019, co-production by Royal Opera and London Handel Festival, directed by Adele Thomas, London Handel Orchestra conducted by Laurence Cummings, libretto translated by Selma Dimitrijevic, reviewed by Leslie Jones Bragging … Continue reading

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Van Gogh and Britain

Van Gogh and Britain Van Gogh and Britain, Tate Britain, 27th March 2019, exhibition curated by Carol Jacobi Van Gogh and Britain, edited by Carol Jacobi, Tate Publishing, London, 2019, 240 pp Reviewed by Leslie Jones From 1873-1876, Van Gogh … Continue reading

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