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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

RebLem wrote:
Sat Jun 23, 2018 11:20 am
Not to mention "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?"
I teach both Virginia Woolf and Streetcar every year, the plays along with the movies. Once taught Streetcar to 9th-grade failures in summer school. They liked it a lot.
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

John F: those art films you mention would be aversion therapy to the average high school student. I only set "Roshomon" for Year 12 (matriculation) and a unit called "Comparative Texts: Telling the Truth", getting away with it by the skin of my teeth. Agreed. The film club at our school, however, d...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 22, 2018 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Harvard's admissions practices are under investigation by DOJ, setting stage for a legal challenge to affirmative action
Replies: 0
Views: 53

Harvard's admissions practices are under investigation by DOJ, setting stage for a legal challenge to affirmative action

CNN - Washington Nov. 21, 2017 The Justice Department is actively investigating Harvard University's use of race in its admissions policies and has concluded the school is "out of compliance" with federal law, according to documents obtained by CNN. The Justice Department's battle with Harvard pote...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security

John F wrote:
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:30 pm
Huh?
An acute PTSD flashback to the 1968 election analogized the rehabbed Richard Nixon of '68 to the revamped Firefox of 2018: https://flic.kr/p/28mzgK3
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security
Replies: 6
Views: 51

Re: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security

Once upon a time the New Nixon replaced the Old Nixon.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security
Replies: 6
Views: 51

The new Firefox excels at speed, privacy and security

NYT — Tech Fix Do you ever feel that the web is breaking? When shopping online for a toaster oven, you can expect an ad for that oven to stalk you from site to site. If you have just a few web browser tabs open, your laptop battery drains rapidly. And don’t get me started on those videos that automa...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

There's that and look at what we did to the Japanese in America during World War 2--anyway on your offer to send Ca to Mexico if you are willing to throw in Arizona with its 11 electoral college votes and make sure Arizona sheriff Joe Arpaio is thrown in we may have a deal! You bet, Arizona rightfu...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

You drive a hard bargain-maybe we should have you head over to China for some tough negotiating on trade! Chinese people were totally excluded from the USA by law from 1902 to 1943. After that, we relaxed the ban to allow in 103 Chinese immigrants/annum and abridged the property rights of those alr...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:10 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

Perhaps the anti-American leftist about to be elected president of Mexico will propose a solution that should satisfy the Trumpistas concerned with out-of-control immigration--just cede back to Mexico this little parcel of land Give up Ca and its 55 electoral college votes-you gotta be kidding! Reg...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Re: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

Saw that cover on the news this morning-Trump and his team really messed up this time-doesn't anyone over there check out details and the ramifications before they shoot from the hip! Perhaps the anti-American leftist about to be elected president of Mexico will propose a solution to satisfy the Tr...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Donald makes the cover of Time yet again
Replies: 9
Views: 105

Donald makes the cover of Time yet again

https://imagesvc.timeincapp.com/v3/mm/image?url=https%3A%2F%2Ftimedotcom.files.wordpress.com%2F2018%2F06%2Ftrump-immigration-final.jpg&w=500&q=85 http://time.com/5317522/donald-trump-border-cover/ John Moore, a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer for Getty Images, has been photographing immigrants ...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 21, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Thanks for these links/recommendations; I'll explore them this weekend through by Bluetooth device. Anatol Vieru - Symphony n°6 “Exodus“ op. 112 (1989) Dedicated to Gennadi Rozhdestvensky 15th Bukarest Enescu-Festival 2001 September 13, 2001, Bukarest Symphony Orchestra of All-Union Radio and Telev...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 20, 2018 7:42 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Pas de Quatre is a four movement compendium of anti-Soviet satire. The composers are Rozhdestvensky, Denisov, Part & Schnittke. I snipped this out of a BBC Radio Classics CD where it served as a filler for the world-premiere performance and recording of Schnittke's Second Symphony and uploaded it t...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

More info on Rozhdestvensky's championing of Denisov's "Sun of the Incas," courtesy of a music lover from Germany who provided both the info and a broadcast recording of Rozhdestvensky's performance on another forum. Edison Denisov “The Sun of the Incas“ for soprano and ensemble Text by Gabriela Mis...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 20, 2018 6:23 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

The name of Edison Denisov is reasonably well known to those who follow post-Shostakovich Soviet music, but his music has been little performed in the U.S. even by visiting Russian musicians and I don't believe I've heard any of it. I first ran into Denisov's music and that of other Soviet composer...
by jserraglio
Wed Jun 20, 2018 5:24 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Haven't heard of any of them myself! Edison Denisov (1929-1996), Symphony No. 1 USSR Ministry of Culture Orchestra Gennadi Rozhdestvensky https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xiH4u8B_glg xiH4u8B_glg ________________________________________________ Edison Denisov, The Sun of Incas after Gabriela Mistral ...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88

Also little-known Romanian composers such as Tiberiu Olah.

Tiberiu Olah (1928-2002)
Symphony no. 3 (1989) "Metamorfoze pe Sonata Lunii" (after LvB's Moonlight Sonata)

Gennady Rozhdestvensky
George Enescu Philharmonic Orchestra

by jserraglio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Re: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation

Has this student been associated with anti-Semitism in the past? I have seen this quote before, posted by good, decent people as a warning of how evil forces take control of a country. Apparently he used the quote w/o knowing the author or its background. In any other time and place this might have...
by jserraglio
Tue Jun 19, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestvensky dies at 88
Replies: 20
Views: 582

Re: Russian conductor Gennady Rozhdestevsky dies at 88

He also championed lesser known contemporary Russian composers like Edison Denisov and Alexander Lokshin. Edison Denisov “The Sun of the Incas“ 18:31 for soprano and ensemble Text by Gabriela Mistral Lidiya Davidova soprano Soloists of the Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra World Premiere Recording, N...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Whatever the motives of the plaintiffs, their case goes to trial this October. The problem Harvard has will be to persuade judge and jury that its behavior is not discriminatory. The law allows them to take race into account to achieve greater diversity. But if they can be shown to have effectively ...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

And a hectoring tone as well.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:52 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

You generalize in an accusatory tone about an entire group, then ask for a break when your statement is challenged.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Puts moralizing aside in favour of sanctimony, as the modern Left does so well.
Sanctimony? A clear case here of the pot holding the kettle up to ridicule.
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:34 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Asian-Americans are way past the history you speak of, and have long been in the mainstream, on the level playing field, as it were. Why is that relevant? Asian-Americans are not seeking preferential treatment but fair treatment. I suspect too that your reassurances that they are now "way past" the...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

we are still paying the price for the unspeakable evil of slavery, which includes being caught more or less permanently between a rock and a hard place when it comes to affirmative action. African slavery was indisputably a grievous evil we are still paying for. So is the legacy of anti-Asian riots...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ
Replies: 24
Views: 500

Re: Dr. Peterson and the re-birth of Conservatism: WSJ

Liberalism is not a "utopian theory." It's not really a theory at all. It is a way of thinking and behaving . . . . I agree. Liberal and conservative thinking and behavior is at its best when it puts moralizing aside and gets down to cases. Here the notable "New-Deal liberal" (her words) and politi...
by jserraglio
Mon Jun 18, 2018 4:14 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

Thibaud / Cortot - Sonatas For Violin & Piano FRANCK / FAURE LP Angel JAPAN LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:12 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

Lance wrote:
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:10 pm
I haven't seen this posted yet on Amazon
https://www.amazon.de/Leonard-Bernstein ... ref=plSrch
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Of course if the film club had some faculty guidance and instead of the Harry Potter and Terminator movies the kids watched Bergman . . . . But that might kill the club. But one showing of "Persona" or "Cries and Whispers" and the kids would probably stop coming. Clubs like ours are led by freethin...
by jserraglio
Sun Jun 17, 2018 7:01 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Universities must practice some form of affirmative action ... I prefer to take out of context the passage from Deuteronomy which has proven all too true. It is something about visiting the iniquities of the fathers unto the third and forth [and 9th and 10th] generation. It's the in-thing today to ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.
Replies: 1235
Views: 285043

Re: What are you listening to? Jazz, World, New Age, Rock, etc.

Tsuyoshi Yamamoto Trio - Live at the Misty
Three Blind Mice Records 1974


John Lewis - The John Lewis Piano Atlantic Jazz

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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

Alfred Cortot Schumann Carnaval Chopin Etudes Nocturnes Japan EMI GR 2197 LP vinyl


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by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation
Replies: 3
Views: 147

Nazi quote in Massachusetts high-school yearbook causes consternation

NYT — A Massachusetts high school student captioned his senior photo in the school’s yearbook with a quote generally attributed to the Nazi leaders Joseph Goebbels and Adolf Hitler, the school’s principal said in an apologetic letter to parents this week. Hundreds of copies of the yearbook had been ...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

Given the fact of its past use of quotas of an anti-Semitic nature in college admissions, it will be interesting to see how Harvard defends present practices that effectively limit the number of Asian-Americans. Retiring president Drew Faust has reached out to all alumni (yes, that includes even the...
by jserraglio
Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:39 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: Should every high school have a film club?
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: Should every high school have a film club?

Movies bridge the generation gap if any cultural form can, so it saddens me that these young people have not had exposure to The Waterfron t or A Streetcar Named Desire . They'd enjoy it, I'd enjoy it, it would provide points for an interesting discussion, and maybe the school could spring for the ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 6:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Re: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

. . . holding a Ph.D. from Harvard, however impressive, does not make you a Harvard graduate, any more than I am a Yale graduate. You are a graduate of your undergraduate college. https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/professor-whistles-while-graduating-ph-d-students-celebrate-at-5-picture-id8146323...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans
Replies: 14
Views: 535

Lawsuit claims Harvard admissions penalizes Asian-Americans

WSJ — Education Nonprofit says the Ivy League school penalizes Asian-Americans by giving them lower ratings on personal traits during admissions process Harvard University and the organization accusing it of discriminating against Asian-American applicants each say race plays a role in the school’s ...
by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

Eden & Tamir - Music For Two Pianos: Rachmaninov, Milhaud, Lutoslawski, Poulenc London CS 6434

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

Barbara Hendricks, Katia & Marielle Labèque - Barbara Hendricks Sings Gershwin Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Fri Jun 15, 2018 4:31 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

The Grumiaux Trio - Mozart Six Preludes and Fugues (after J.S. & W.F. Bach) Philips LP vinyl

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by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:07 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: New Yorkers are complaining more about rats
Replies: 1
Views: 99

New Yorkers are complaining more about rats

Wall Street Journal — New York Brooklyn had the most total complaints in 2017, followed by Manhattan, which had the most per square mile. New Yorkers are well aware the city has a rat problem, and they are getting more vocal about it. Complaints about the rodents to the city’s 311 line rose 10% last...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:07 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

John F wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:07 am
You mean jazz musicians have brains? <ducking and running>
Admittedly their advanced operating system may go unrecognized by standard-issue headware.
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 5:39 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August
Replies: 8
Views: 331

New Bernstein Sony big box due in mid-August

From info posted on another board: Contents translated by Google from the Japanese at hmv.co.jp. Leonard Bernstein Edition: The Vocal Works Due for release August 17. http://www.google.com/url?q=http%3A%2F%2Ftower.jp%2Farticle%2Ffeature_item%2F2018%2F06%2F08%2F1112&sa=D&sntz=1&usg=AFQjCNFwRWZgT_G07g...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Classical and jazz musicians's brains differ, study shows

ClassicFM — Brains of jazz and classical musicians work differently, study reveals 1 June 2018 https://www.classicfm.com/music-news/jazz-classical-musicians-brains/ The brain activity of jazz musicians is substantially different from that of classical musicians, even when they're playing the same p...
by jserraglio
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 429
Views: 56035

Re: What I listened to today

Uchida - Mozart 3 Sonatas Philips LP vinyl

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