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- Lear, Lear, and more LearI’ve been so horrifically busy throughout the past couple of weeks that I forgot to mention that the twenty-ninth episode of Three on the Aisle, the twice-monthly podcast in which ... [read more]
- So you want to see a show?Here’s my list of recommended Broadway, off-Broadway, and out-of-town shows, updated weekly. In all cases, I gave these shows favorable reviews (if sometimes qualifiedly so) in The Wall Street Journal ... [read more]
- Almanac: Dr. Johnson on war and the truth“Among the calamities of war, may be justly numbered the diminution of the love of truth, by the falsehoods which interest dictates, and credulity encourages.” Samuel Johnson, The Idler (November ... [read more]
- René Char on Rebirth and PhantomsFrom le maître Bellaart come two short excerpts taken from the WWII writings of René Char.One concerns a walnut tree; the other speaks about the phantoms of our “empirical souls.”Why ... [read more]
- Snapshot: John Lennon meets Chuck BerryJohn Lennon and Chuck Berry perform “Memphis, Tennessee” and “Johnny B. Goode” and are interviewed on a 1972 episode of The Mike Douglas Show: (This is the latest in ... [read more]
- Almanac: Alfred Korzybski on doubt and belief“There are two ways to slide easily through life: to believe everything or to doubt everything; both ways save us from thinking.” Alfred Korzybski, Manhood of Humanity ... [read more]
- Charity Tillemann-Dick, R.I.P.
- Lookback: on being the dedicatee of a bookFrom 2009: One of my closest friends, a writer whom I admire greatly, has dedicated his latest book to me. I was one of the first people to suggest ... [read more]
- Almanac: Bertrand Russell on science and modernity“To modern educated people, it seems obvious that matters of fact are to be ascertained by observation, not by consulting ancient authorities. But this is an entirely modern conception, ... [read more]
- Just because: George Balanchine’s TarantellaPatricia McBride and John Clifford dance George Balanchine’s Tarantella, set to the music of Louis Moreau Gottschalk, in an undated telecast: (This is the latest in a series of arts- ... [read more]
- A Political ObservationThe United Nations Secretariat Building overlooks the East River in New York City. On my walks through Manhattan I sometimes stop and gaze at it to admire the impressive facade. ... [read more]
- The Complexity FetishNonprofit Quarterly has a thoughtful overview of complexity and sensemaking as they relate to organizations, the first of a four-part series on the subject. The general idea is that purpose-driven ... [read more]
- Dave Samuels, RIPThe family of vibraphonist Dave Samuels has confirmed that he died in New York City on April 22. Best known for his association with the jazz-fusion band Spyro Gira, Samuels ... [read more]
- A Perfect EasterWe spent much of this Easter Sunday driving slowly through hills covered with hundreds of acres of apple and cherry trees gloriously abloom. Spring is here in full flower, with ... [read more]
- Weekend Extra: Clifford BrownThe recent post featuring the Clifford Brown-Max Roach Quintet in the 1950s led a couple of Rifftides readers to suggest that we hear more of Brown’s sparkling trumpet playing. He ... [read more]