Flash Fictions Galore: NY Sin Phoney IN FACE FLAT MINOR

This collection of 365 flash fictions seems like an anabasis through Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio (never Paradiso). But not always.

Sin Phoney in Face Flat Minor

NY Sin Phoney IN FACE FLAT MINOR. Bart Plantenga, Sensitive Skin Books, 2017. This collection of 365 flash fictions seems like an up-to-date anabasis through Dante’s Inferno and Purgatorio (never Paradiso). But not always.

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Five Minutes with an Artist: Delita Martin

Artist Delita Martin’s work at Gallery 221 is a mixture of printing, collage, Conte crayons, and stitching. And it’s stunning.

Night Angel by Delita Martin
Night Angel by Delita Martin

Gallery 221 (Hillsborough Community College, Tampa, FL). January 17 to March 2. For more info, visit the gallery web site. Continue reading “Five Minutes with an Artist: Delita Martin”

A Ride on the Florida Railroad Museum

When we visited the Florida Railroad Museum to check out some old trains, we ended up going on a 90-minute train ride.

Florida Railroad Museum Ride

When we visited the Florida Railroad Museum to check out some old trains, we ended up  going on a 90-minute train ride. Continue reading “A Ride on the Florida Railroad Museum”

Manchester by the Sea

This film might very well win an Best Actor oscar for Casey Affleck.

Manchester by the Sea

Director: Kenneth Lonergan. Starring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Williams and Luke Hedges. Distributor: Roadside Attractions. Film length: 137 min. Release date: December 16, 2016. ****

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Review of Blu-ray of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi

A review by Peter Bates of the Blu-ray recording of Bellini’s opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi for Audiophile Audition.

Peter Bates Review  Bellini's opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi Here’s a review of a DVD recording of Bellini’s I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Joyce DiDonato et al, as it appears in Audiophile Audition (www.audaud.com).
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How Trump Appealed to America’s Working Class

Trump and Ford
Trump and Ford

For 35 years both political parties in the USA have backed what is called market fundamentalism, a.k.a. neoliberalism, or free trade capitalism. This unanimity was so well understood worldwide that it was called the Washington Consensus.    

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