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A Behemoth in the Bedroom?

A Behemoth in the Bedroom? David Ashton does sex, lies and videotape The controversy over “randy” Prince Andrew, reputedly the Queen’s favourite son, and “pervy” financier Jeffrey Epstein [1], might be clarified in more detail by interviewing their long-term “sassy” … Continue reading

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Fathers & Sons, review of La Traviata

Fathers & Sons, review of La Traviata La Traviata, opera in three acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Francesco Maria Piave, conducted by Daniel Oren, directed by Richard Eyre, a further revival of the 1994 production, Royal Opera, 17th … Continue reading

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ENDNOTES, December 2019

ENDNOTES, December 2019 Danish and Faroese recorder concertos; piano music from Leipzig, performed by Eleanor Meynell, reviewed by Stuart Millson  Recorded in the Musikkens Hus, Aalborg, Denmark, with an acoustic of all-embracing warmth, yet with the tiniest detail clearly registering, … Continue reading

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Vasilli Grossman, Pilgrim and Prophet

Vasilii Grossman, Pilgrim and Prophet Before I formed thee in the belly I knew thee; and before thou camest forth out of the womb I sanctified thee, and I ordained thee a prophet unto the nations (Jeremiah: 1:5) Editorial note: … Continue reading

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Moor is Less

 Moor is Less Otello, dramma lirico in four acts, music by Giuseppe Verdi, libretto by Arrigo Boito, revival of the 2017 production directed by Keith Warner, Royal Opera House, Monday 9 December 2019, reviewed by Leslie Jones In ‘Making Shakespeare … Continue reading

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Silence is Golden

Silence is Golden Death in Venice, reviewed by Leslie Jones Death in Venice; opera in two acts (17 scenes), music by Benjamin Britten, libretto by Myfanwy Piper after the novella by Thomas Mann, Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and … Continue reading

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Make English Great Again

Make English Great Again Ilana Mercer holds the line Beefcake Donald Trump Jr. and bimbo Kimberly Guilfoyle were on stage at UCLA to promote the president’s son’s “book,” when they were jeered by dissident Deplorables for shutting down the Question-and-Answer … Continue reading

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Yes, Intelligence Matters

Yes, Intelligence Matters by Frank Ellis Robert Hutchinson, German Foreign Intelligence from Hitler’s War to the Cold War: Flawed Assumptions and Faulty Analysis, University Press of Kansas, Lawrence Kansas, 2019, notes, bibliography, index, pp. vii-x + pp.1-247, ISBN 978-0-7006-2757-8 According to … Continue reading

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Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow

Multiculturalism gives Whites the Elbow by Ilana Mercer America is “a society that is and always has been multiethnic and polyglot,” burbled David Frum, in a 2016 exposition. It’s a refrain repeated by centrists like David French, by lefties and … Continue reading

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Silver Scream

Silver Scream Bill Hartley, on the retirement-community racket On a busy urban road near where I live stand a pair of heavy duty iron gates set into a high brick wall. This defensive perimeter has the feel of an institution … Continue reading

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