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by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Evangelical in CA want to make the multitudinous seas incarnadine and turn the blue, one red
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Evangelical in CA want to make the multitudinous seas incarnadine and turn the blue, one red

NYT — PASADENA, Calif. — Franklin Graham stood in a packed locker room at the Rose Bowl, surrounded by fellow evangelists, pastors, and his top Los Angeles donors. It was two weeks before the California primary, and Mr. Graham was urging them to take a stand against their state’s “blue wall.” The bl...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Trump accuses NYT of fabricating a source who gave reporters an off-the-record WH briefing
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Trump accuses NYT of fabricating a source who gave reporters an off-the-record WH briefing

A case of the left hand being unaware of what the right hand is doing. WAPO — President Trump on Saturday falsely accused the New York Times of using an unnamed source “who doesn’t exist” in a story on negotiations between the United States and North Korea, but the official cited spoke to reporters ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: FBI alerts home & office router owners: reboot or risk malware infection from Russia
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Views: 7

FBI alerts home & office router owners: reboot or risk malware infection from Russia

F.B.I.’s Urgent Request: Reboot Your Router to Stop Russia-Linked Malware By Louis Lucero New York Times Hoping to thwart a sophisticated malware system linked to Russia that has infected hundreds of thousands of internet routers, the F.B.I. has made an urgent request to anybody with one of the devi...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 8:14 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: How Morgan Freeman was brought to heel by a dogged CNN reporter
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Views: 9

How Morgan Freeman was brought to heel by a dogged CNN reporter

NYT — Chloe Melas, a reporter for CNN, broke a major story on Thursday: After an investigation that took six months, she reported that several women were accusing the actor Morgan Freeman of sexual harassment. The improper behavior ranged from unwanted touching to suggestive comments that made women...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv
Replies: 2
Views: 19

Re: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv

I have Skin from medici.tv with subtitles. It is brilliant and Bejun Mehta is outstanding. I like opera in English cuz I study English.
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Mexican babies ripped from their mothers' arms
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Views: 7

Mexican babies ripped from their mothers' arms

WAPO — ANALYSIS There’s been an avalanche of grim news centered on young immigrants apprehended at the border with Mexico. On Wednesday, the ACLU published a report documenting abusive encounters between young people and border agents during the administration of President Barack Obama. Last month,...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 6:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Repin's 'Ivan the Terrible' in critical condition after drunken man slashes it with a pole
Replies: 1
Views: 11

Repin's 'Ivan the Terrible' in critical condition after drunken man slashes it with a pole

NYT — MOSCOW — One of Russia’s most famous paintings, which depicts the czar Ivan the Terrible cradling his dying son, has been badly damaged in a Moscow gallery after a man drank vodka and attacked it with a metal pole, the police said. https://myweb.rollins.edu/aboguslawski/Ruspaint/repin2.jpg The...
by jserraglio
Sun May 27, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv
Replies: 2
Views: 19

George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence medici.tv

https://www.medici.tv/en/operas/george-benjamin-lessons-love-and-violence/ George Benjamin's Lessons in Love and Violence A king is forced to choose between love and the harsh reality of politics. He makes a fatal decision, after which his people and his family gruesomely turn on him. George Benjami...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes

The comparison between Levine and Lamar is not to the point . . . . Lamar isn't guilty of anything except writing junk, and the "guilty" party, which is the Pulitzer Prize committee, deserves no quarter for what it did. I agree. Pointless of me to have equated an interpreter like Levine with a crea...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Zubin Mehta, conductor
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Zubin Mehta, conductor

Great work in maybe its best recording and performance. tiz4yHQUhlc&t=1s I have many of Mehta's NYP Columbias on vinyl and have retained them all: they contain enjoyable performances. Zubin wears well on working days. Arturo 'n' Fritz I keep for when I am in a holiday humour — they are too costly to...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Sophomore Emily Rubinstein calculates she is most likely to be shot in her math class, feels safer in English
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Sophomore Emily Rubinstein calculates she is most likely to be shot in her math class, feels safer in English

NYT — Just hours after a gunman killed 10 people at a Texas high school, two students 1,000 miles away worried about the safety of their usual seats in the school cafeteria. Calysta Wilson and Courtney Fletcher, both juniors at Mount Pleasant Community High School in Iowa, believe their table in the...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Guns won't kill 22 Grizzlies in Wyoming, trophy hunters will
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Views: 21

Guns won't kill 22 Grizzlies in Wyoming, trophy hunters will

Well, at least we protect bears better than we do our schoolkids. NYT — HELENA, Mont. — The first large-scale hunt for grizzly bears in 43 years in the Lower 48 states is set to take place this September. The Wyoming Fish and Game Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to allow hunters to shoot as ...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 7:12 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A great conductor revisited: Alex Ross on Rattle's Mahler
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: A great conductor revisited: Alex Ross on Rattle's Mahler

22 April 2018 Barbicon programme notes: https://lso.co.uk/images/pdf/22-04-Web-compressed.pdf

Michael Tippett's interesting final work, The Rose Lake, led off this concert.



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cr73E11ee3s
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 6:17 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes

lennygoran wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 6:11 am
jserraglio wrote:
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 am
I remember seeing 'Brokeback Mountain' online and liking it a lot.
Thanks, you've encouraged me! Regards, Len :)
I know that CW's music can be intimidating, so I read the short story before viewing the opera. It helped. I have never seen the flick, though I did buy it on DVD.
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes
Replies: 5
Views: 119

Re: Charles Wuorinen Article NYTimes

Wuorinen should stick to writing his masterful music. If 'innocent till proven guilty' works for his very large benefactor Levine, shouldn't it also work for his fellow Pulitzerian Lamar, whom no one seems to have accused of any offense more serious than rattling critics's cages? As Laura Ingraham m...
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'High-Resolution Audio: A Gramophone Guide'
Replies: 0
Views: 20

'High-Resolution Audio: A Gramophone Guide'

FWIW (havent had a chance to read it yet), a free article 'High-Resolution Audio: A Gramophone Guide' -- with thanks to a poster on another board:

https://reader.exacteditions.com/issues/63359/spread/1
by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 386
Views: 43009

Re: What I listened to today

Eric Coates: London Suites on Arabesque LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sat May 26, 2018 4:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: A great conductor revisited: Alex Ross on Rattle's Mahler
Replies: 9
Views: 125

Re: A great conductor revisited: Alex Ross on Rattle's Mahler

Interested listeners are in luck . . . Maestro Rattle's Mahler 10 was broadcast on 22 April of this year. So now we can make up our own minds about it. I haven't had a chance to listen to it all yet b/c I just found this video. The LSO does seem in fine form though. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=...
by jserraglio
Fri May 25, 2018 11:23 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in

It's not a question of our lawmakers failing to agree on regulation but of their competence to legislate in this area. Surely there must had to have been one Senate staffer with intelligent questions for Mark Zuckerberg in advance of his testimony. So why didn't the senators ask those questions afte...
by jserraglio
Fri May 25, 2018 10:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in
Replies: 4
Views: 132

Re: US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in

The EU rules basically prohibit sites from harvesting any data that identifies you, not even an IPA, unless you opt in. Like any new legislation, like the ACA for instance, it is an imperfect instrument that must be fleshed out over time. But the overall intent of Europe's new rules is pretty clear....
by jserraglio
Fri May 25, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

What Philip Roth Taught Me About Being an American Jew By TAFFY BRODESSER-AKNER MAY 24, 2018 NYT — I was raised in an Orthodox household and sent to a Jewish school where I was taught Torah and prayer. I was taught about the Holocaust and the founding of Israel. I was taught about Jewish continuity ...
by jserraglio
Fri May 25, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in
Replies: 4
Views: 132

US sites go dark as EU data privacy laws backed by stiff fines kick in

U.S. Websites Go Dark in Europe as GDPR Data Rules Kick In The Wall Street Journal — BRUSSELS—Europe’s new privacy law took effect Friday, causing major U.S. news websites to suspend access across the region as data-protection regulators prepare to brandish their new enforcement powers. Tronc Inc. ,...
by jserraglio
Fri May 25, 2018 4:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 386
Views: 43009

Re: What I listened to today

George Lloyd: Symphonies 2 & 9 Conifer LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Thu May 24, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: GA jury says security firm owes rape victim $1,000,000,000
Replies: 0
Views: 24

GA jury says security firm owes rape victim $1,000,000,000

WAPO — For years, Hope Cheston thought her rape case had been “swept under the rug.” In 2012, Cheston was sexually assaulted by an armed security guard at an apartment complex near Atlanta while she was visiting a friend, according to court records. She was 14. The guard, Brandon Lamar Zachary, was ...
by jserraglio
Thu May 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Maldidi: the world's most biologically diverse national park
Replies: 1
Views: 30

Maldidi: the world's most biologically diverse national park

NYT — Bringing the numbers to life for the jewel in Bolivia’s conservation crown. Madidi National Park in Bolivia goes from lowland to mountaintop, from 600 feet to almost 20,000 feet above sea level. It covers more than 7,000 square miles of wildly different habitats. It is, says Rob Wallace, an ec...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Re: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level

I think dating apps could be of use for Adams in search of helpmeets. But now that ad-crazy FB has weighed in, I have to wonder whether an unguarded remark to a potential Eve about how much I would like an apple is going to get me plastered with Marie Callender's pies. Past being prologue, I suspect...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Re: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA

Vacuuming up Nessie's 'dandruff' isn't the actual objective of this expedition. Mapping the biodiversity of Loch Ness is. The prof makes quite clear at the beginning of the story that ancient lore is involved only to drum up interest in and support for a worthwhile scientific endeavor.
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA
Replies: 2
Views: 69

Scientists to dredge Loch Ness in search of monster DNA

WAPO — An international team of scientists plans to dredge Scotland’s Loch Ness next month — seeking not the mythical monster, as so many have done before, but rather its DNA footprint. Don’t get your hopes up. Even the project’s leader, Neil Gemmell of New Zealand’s Otago University, doubts that th...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level
Replies: 2
Views: 95

Facebook takes 'friending' to a new level

WAPO — “There are 200 million people on Facebook who list themselves as single, so clearly there’s something to do here,” the Facebook chief executive noted in his F8 keynote today. The crowd laughed. But once Zuckerberg explained more about Facebook’s plan to launch a dating app, those laughs blend...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 1:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: More no-hitters and strikeouts: the changing face of baseball
Replies: 0
Views: 34

More no-hitters and strikeouts: the changing face of baseball

WAPO — If it seems like every other day someone is flirting with a no-hitter, and every other week someone is completing one, it isn’t simply your imagination. Some six weeks into the 2018 season, Major League Baseball has already witnessed three no-hitters — one each in the United States, Mexico an...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: 'Red-letter Christians' face off with 'Court Evangelicals'
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Views: 39

'Red-letter Christians' face off with 'Court Evangelicals'

NYT — LYNCHBURG, Va. — The night before Shane Claiborne came to town to preach at a Christian revival, he received a letter from the chief of police at Liberty University warning that if he set foot on the property, he would be arrested for trespassing and face up to 12 months in jail and a $2,500 f...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 8:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Apple's stealthy search for a new campus is not Amazonian
Replies: 0
Views: 33

Apple's stealthy search for a new campus is not Amazonian

WSJ — RALEIGH, N.C.—The world’s two most valuable technology companies—Apple Inc. and Amazon.com Inc.—are shopping for cities in which to build new corporate campuses. But with one of them, you would hardly know it. Apple Chief Executive Tim Cook this month met secretly with North Carolina Gov. Roy...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 7:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Re: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

from the Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture (2006): <<In 2004, Roth published The Plot Against America , which many critics regarded as his best novel yet. In this he proposes an alternative America in which the aviation hero Charles Lindberg, whom many claim was an isolationist and Nazi...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 4:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 386
Views: 43009

Re: What I listened to today

Wanda Wilkomirska (1929-2018) Festival Playing all the sonata and concerto recordings I've got by one of my favourite violinists on Connoisseur Society and other labels. http://iciap2007.org/images/127/prokofiev-wanda-wilkomirska-ann-schein-two-sonatas-for-violin-and-piano.jpg — Bach — Brahms Sonat...
by jserraglio
Wed May 23, 2018 3:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85
Replies: 2
Views: 64

Philip Roth, Towering Novelist Who Explored Lust, Jewish Life and America, Dies at 85

By Charles McGrath May 22, 2018 https://www.nytimes.com/2018/05/22/obituaries/philip-roth-dead.html Philip Roth, the prolific, protean, and often blackly comic novelist who was a pre-eminent figure in 20th century literature, died on Tuesday night at a hospital in Manhattan. He was 85. The cause wa...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus
Replies: 9
Views: 110

Big Apple subway overhaul to cost 19 billion plus

New York Times — A sweeping proposal to overhaul New York City’s subway and improve the broader transit system is expected to cost more than $19 billion, according to two people who were briefed on Tuesday, and goes far beyond the emergency repair plan that was unveiled last summer after the subway ...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 4:49 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

Quite so, but they shouldn't have had to fight to get their money back; Amazon's algorithm, whatever it is, and their "human" decision-makers, should have taken this into account <ahem> from the beginning. Bottom line. Amazon rectified the injustice and reinstated the two accounts. For that they de...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 1:26 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Re: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

If a problem customer has a credit balance, Amazon should refund it when closing an account. It appears they didn't do this for one of the customers mentioned in the story. That's not only wrong, it's probably illegal. It also appears that, when challenged, Amazon did reverse course in each of the ...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 12:54 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Amazon bans buyers for too many returns
Replies: 4
Views: 108

Amazon bans buyers for too many returns

The Wall Street Journal — Even Amazon.com Inc. has its limits. The e-commerce giant bans shoppers from the site for infractions such as returning too many items, sometimes without telling them what they did wrong. Amazon has cultivated an image as a customer-friendly company in part by making it eas...
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 386
Views: 43009

Re: What I listened to today

Griller SQ - LvB SQ 15 1950 Decca LXT 2573

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by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 5:57 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Poetry.

It takes dominion everywhere.
Its jar is gray and bear.
It does not give of bird or hare,
Like nothing else in Delaware.
by jserraglio
Tue May 22, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

jbuck919 wrote:
Mon May 21, 2018 7:43 pm
'Twould . . . truly be fair
Wormwood.
by jserraglio
Mon May 21, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 386
Views: 43009

Re: What I listened to today

Arthur Grumiaux - Mozart Violin Concerto K.211 / Sinfonia Concertante K.364 Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life
Replies: 9
Views: 410

Re: First Enceladus, now Europa, being investigated as suited for life

Ohio has produced more presidents ... than any other state, and . . . they ranged from stupefying mediocrity to utter failure. There was once a fascist from Queens Beantowners tried to foist on Bowling Green Now Ohioans, they didn't want him Once they saw he'd demagogued 'em And told him to plop hi...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 2:14 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Son Trump met with 2 foreign nationals offering to help dad win

NYT — WASHINGTON — Three months before the 2016 election, a small group gathered at Trump Tower to meet with Donald Trump Jr., the president’s eldest son. One was an Israeli specialist in social media manipulation. Another was an emissary for two wealthy Arab princes. The third was a Republican dono...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:45 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: MLB teams mortgage today to win tomorrow
Replies: 8
Views: 380

Re: MLB teams mortgage today to win tomorrow

Right now, after losing two games to Miami, the Dodgers now have exactly the same record as the purportedly tanking Marlins. One problem with the watchability of these games is the overreliance on stat geeks in the front office to make player personnel decisions. For some reason, the stat geeks do ...
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 613

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:
Sun May 20, 2018 9:10 am
A lot of us don't care about him at all.
And a lot of others don't care for him at all. I wouldn't have played the Trump card here and said so, but they are entitled to make whatever comparisons they want.
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 613

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Belle wrote:Can we keep Trump out of a discussion, just for once? I'm bored to death with it.
Lennygoran introduced DJT into the discussion as a point of comparison or contrast to Peterson. I see nothing boring about it.
by jserraglio
Sun May 20, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson
Replies: 28
Views: 613

Re: New York Times insults Dr. Jordan Peterson

Could very well be but the clips I see provide me with enough ammo to see just how bad that Propaganda channel really is. The long segment where they had to find a way to stop the rambling Trump was quite incredible! FOX bad? Not so! FOX is so bad, it's good. Quintessential camp. So New York too. L...