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Vocalise by Rachmaninov sung by Aida Garifullina

I heard this version at my local classical music radio station.  The oldest musical instrument in the world is the human voice, and sadly with auto tuning we often don’t appreciate the artistry of singers. Here’s exhibit one. Advertisements

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Emma’s Random (Reylo) Thoughts Part 13: Scoundress (Han x Leia) vs Reylo

Everything is about sex, except sex.  Sex is about power. So, I have spent a good half year delving into the bowels of Youtube exploring the reactions of fans(?) to Star Wars: The Last Jedi.  Specifically I spent time watching … Continue reading

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Repsect by Aretha Franklin

I was always a terrible speller growing up.  I still am.  But one word I never had any trouble with was Respect, thanks to the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin. They talked about this song on NPR on Thursday, and … Continue reading

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Kyla Ross, Madison Kocian come forward as Larry Nassar survivors — OlympicTalk

Seven out of eight gymnasts between the last two Olympic teams are survivors. via Kyla Ross, Madison Kocian come forward as Larry Nassar survivors — OlympicTalk

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The Passion of Every Wretched and Ungrateful Meme You Post by Kara Walker

A couple of years ago the Cleveland Museum of Art commissioned new artwork from the African American artist Kara Walker.  She created original works that the curator told us were very different from her earlier works.  She called the exhibit, … Continue reading

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Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida, aka Shakespeare writes Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

I wanted to write a review of The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival’s Troilus and Cressida, one of Shakespeare’s rarely performed “problem plays”.  And yet, I have been struggling to write it.  Not because I didn’t like it (I did) but because … Continue reading

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Most Films Are Simply OK

I just wanted to point out something that the internet has made people forget.  Most films are simply OK. The internet has made people believe that each film must either be The Greatest Movie Ever Made or The Worst Movie … Continue reading

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