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Swirling in a Human Cesspit

Sir Cyril James Anderton, when he was the chief constable of Greater Manchester, came up with the supremely irritating statement in 1986 that homosexuals, drug addicts and prostitutes who had HIV/AIDS were “swirling in a human cesspit of their own … Continue reading

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The Happy Prince

Just watched “The Happy Prince” – a film about Oscar Wilde; written by, directed by, and starring Rupert Everett as Oscar. Simply magnificent.

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Merry Christmas

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An Afternoon Concert

Yesterday I went to an afternoon concert in which Lucas Jussen played Saint-Saëns 5th Piano Concerto with Het Gelders Orkest. I enjoyed it very much. Also on the program were the orchestral suites of Daphnis et Chloé, but what was … Continue reading

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Be Careful What You Wish For…

Boris Johnson’s throwaway remark that “Brexit means Brexit and we are going to make a Titanic success of it.” proves a hostage to Fortune. It’s really not going to end well, I’m afraid.

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Jaron Lanier and Social Media

An interview of Jaron Lanier, and why he thinks that Facebook and its ilk are bad for us both as individuals and as society. He’s absolutely right, of course, but the damage has probably already been done. The one false … Continue reading

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You Gotta Believe

Nina Paley has been working on Seder-Masochism, the follow-up to her wonderful Sita Sings The Blues, for a while now. Here’s a snippet, visuals courtesy Nina, song courtesy The Pointer Sisters. Fabulous (in all meanings of the word)!

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