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Assumption of the Virgin Annibale Carracci

According to Wikipedia, Carracci was one of the founders of the Baroque style.  Baroque painters wanted their paintings to have dynamism and a sense of life and action.  I certainly sense that in the figures of the apostles.

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Wonder Woman’s Female Gaze

Scavenger’s Hoard podcast took a break from their normal Star Wars discussions to talk about Wonder Woman.  Rachael, one of the hosts, recounted her epiphany, “Ah!  This is what it is like to have the female gaze in a film!” … Continue reading

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Untitled Rooftop Hughie Lee Smith

Hughie Lee Smith was an African American artist and a fellow Clevelander!  I took this picture myself a couple of months ago at the Cleveland Museum of Art.  

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Shakespeare’s Game of Thrones: Cleveland Shakespeare Festival Performs Macbeth

One of the greatest points of pride in my life is that I have never seen a single episode of Game of Thrones.  And I never will.  (Well above my limits of violence.)  But I do not need to wonder … Continue reading

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Summer of the Shrew Part Deaux: Katherine’s Ironic Speech

The speech that Katherine gives at the end of The Taming of the Shrew has been the subject of much discussion.  Is this speech meant to be interpreted on face value, or is it ironic? Much of this is due … Continue reading

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Emma’s Random Reylo Thoughts Part 8: My Want’s, Rey’s Wants

This is going to be a composite post, and a long one at that.  Brace yourself. Part 1: What I Want  First of all, I am going to talk about my want for Rey.  In several posts, I have said … Continue reading

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Ach, Ich Fuhl’s by Genia Kühmeier

We return again to Die Zauberflote, which has some wonderful music wasted on a terrible story. Seriously, I do not care about Tamino’s search for Masonic enlightenment.  But, this is a very famous aria, and for good reason.  It is … Continue reading

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