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Incensed Professor: Delta Dilemmas

I decided to take a musical tour of Vienna, Prague, and Leipzig (for the Bach Festival), followed by a couple of weeks at my club in London.  As I wanted to blog the trip, I thought it would be fun to write about going first class to compare it [Read More]

June 7, 2019 // 0 Comments

Hard to beat Japanese metal work

In considering the magnificent oeuvre of Peter Carl Fabergé, I may have given the impression that his creations are my favorite goldsmith’s work.  In Western Art, that is probably true.  Though Fabergé did Slavic pieces, he is really in [Read More]

September 3, 2018 // 0 Comments

Sounding off on art collecting

If you can find something, like antique Japanese scroll paintings, for instance, that can still be acquired fairly cheaply (well, at least until recently – Westerners are not used to rolling up and switching out our paintings), and you genuinely [Read More]

August 8, 2018 // 0 Comments

Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays?

The important thing to recognize about Shakespeare scholarship is that it is an industry.  Scholars know that they gain fame and academic clout by “discovering” things in Shakespeare.  If they edit textbooks, they even make money, which I, [Read More]

July 16, 2018 // 0 Comments

Movies and tasty dialogue

    A Man for All Seasons, which was for a long time my favorite movie, has for a number of years been challenged by Babette’s Feast.  Before that it may have been The Graduate, though that was the occasion of my most serious blunder in [Read More]

February 15, 2018 // 0 Comments