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by jserraglio
Fri Aug 16, 2019 2:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

The way Dershowitz defends Trump sure is negative for me! What Trump and Netanyahu did today was outrageous imo. One can disagree (as I do) with the purpose served by Dershowitz's rhetorical ploys but still admire their sheer persuasive power. Dershowitz was up against no mean opponent in that deba...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Looking up the meaning of 'rhetoric'. It doesn't 'support' anything. Cf. Cicero's Orations against Cataline. A clinic on rhetoric: used profusely there in support of Cicero's argument against those he saw as subverters of the Republic. Or Shakespeare's Marc Antony's rhetoric in defense of Julius Ca...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

I saw that movie when it first came out because it's directed by Lindsay Anderson, and I'd liked "This Sporting Life," with screenplay by David Storey. But I didn't like "If" at all I agree. It was my very first time seeing it. But for some reason I could not hit the damn STOP button and watched th...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:55 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Just my opinion, no doubt distorted by firsthand experience.

"Men have minds like moral flypaper.": a vast over-simplification by one of Edith Wharton's less than reliable characters. Still, there is a certain kernel of truth in it.
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 6:05 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

If so, it supports what I see as an uncomfortable truth.
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:42 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

If (1968) - an anarchic look at the English public school. Malcolm McDowell's first film.
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 15, 2019 5:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Belle wrote:
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:45 am
these men ... continued doing what they did BECAUSE IT WAS WORKING FOR THEM.
And when it didn't, they are accused of using their considerable authority to apply pressure and punishment. Elaborate whataboutery is simply a smokescreen to divert attention from that.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

No, not the Brattle but IIRC a theater right on Harvard Square. I recall it was a '30s/40's-ish vaudeville palace with a stage and a balcony where I always sat, not an art & revival house (lotsa Bogart and Bergman at the Brattle). Day for Night played in wide release.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 7:55 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Have you seen Truffaut's "Day for Night"? One of my favorites. Many, many times to the point of memorization. In a Cambridge MA theater iwhen it first came out. I would go to the first continuous showing and stay thru to the very last. This flick (plus Jules et Jim, Dreyer's Joan and Pasolini's Gos...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

PBS NEWSHOUR Report suggests Placido Domingo’s sexual impropriety was an ‘open secret’ in opera world Report includes an on-camera interview with Patricia Wulf who sang at the Washington National Opera in the late 1990s and 2000s: the only one of the accusers so far who has allowed her name to be u...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:21 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Belle wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:34 pm
Fortunately for him, Domingo is yesterday's hero.
Men have minds like moral flypaper. They will forgive a woman almost anything except the loss of her good name. --Edith Wharton, The House of Mirth. But wear their own disgrace almost as a badge of honor.
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 14, 2019 4:18 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Two more adaptations of classic novels.

E.M. Forster: Howard's End (1992)

Edith Wharton: House of Mirth (2000)
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 5:02 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Belle wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:49 pm
right out of Richardson's "Pamela".
I've always preferred George Eliot and Edith Wharton. And currently, Penelope Fitzgerald and Ann Petry.

Sorry, I admit to supposing the classic-music God's anatomy was normal. I forgot. he is a tenor.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

The "witch hunt" trope has been worn out actually, by the POTUS and other celebrities as a way of ridiculing their accusers.

Herd of suggestible females shrieking hysterically about how they were taken advantage of.

It works every time.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 4:01 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Let us talk about Mick Jagger and the many hundreds of stars who dealt with female groupies in a sexual way. Not to mention past Democrat Presidents. So whataboutism is now in order. A cop pulls me over for speeding and I protest: "Whoa there, officer, what about those dozen other cars you didna st...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Sorry, no use in making historic claims of abuse. It is a denial of the most basic justice in our societies: the presumption of innocence. In other words, if you are attacked, society says you are on your own . If you speak out, you are likely to be "blown off", humiliated all over again, or lose y...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Re: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

LA TIMES on Domingo @ the LA Opera https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/story/2019-08-13/placido-domingo-sexual-harassment-allegations-investigated-la-opera NYT https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/13/arts/music/placido-domingo-sexual-harassment-opera.html "How do you say no to God?" Hand him an a...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:39 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Newark goes on bottled water
Replies: 4
Views: 3890

Re: Newark goes on bottled water

lennygoran wrote:
Tue Aug 13, 2019 10:03 am
going out to weed ... Regards, Len :(
Don't inhale.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Newark goes on bottled water
Replies: 4
Views: 3890

Newark goes on bottled water

CNN Officials in New Jersey's largest city began offering bottled water Monday to residents who may have been drinking tap water contaminated with lead for months or possibly years. Newark is taking the advice of the US Environmental Protection Agency and providing bottled water from four city cente...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Films & Movies & Their Music
Topic: What movies are you watching today?
Replies: 50
Views: 27980

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Two Merchant/Ivory productions of two of Henry James' greatest works. The Wings of the Dove (1997) - captures what James was all about like no other film adaptation of his fiction I have ever seen. The Golden Bowl (2000) - lush, stunning, gorgeous but for some of its actors (viz. Nick Nolte, Uma Thu...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 13, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us
Replies: 64
Views: 22142

Women: Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us

Women: 'Placido Domingo abused his power to sexually harass us' Associated Press Investigative Report By Jocelyn Geckler For decades, Placido Domingo, one of the most celebrated and powerful men in opera, has tried to pressure women into sexual relationships by dangling jobs and then sometimes puni...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 09, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund
Replies: 6
Views: 5696

Re: Barnes & Noble to be bought by hedge fund

I have a soft spot for B & N, since most of my library was assembled from remainders bought at one of their Manhattan stores walking from 19th St. down to the Village every day.
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

We finally got to see the opera at glimmerglass-a traditional superb production! Len https://www.wqxr.org/story/robert-wards-crucible-glimmerglass/ Right, and there's also a superbly written novel for young readers (and this somewhat older one) by the great NYC writer Ann Petry: Tituba of Salem Vil...
by jserraglio
Fri Aug 09, 2019 5:51 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Never meant to deny what is obvious, that anti-McCarthyism is one dimension of the play's meaning (but only one: Miller's intentions have authority, but of course do not circumscribe how his play is interpreted). Only to suggest that the play is richer in meaning than its political purpose as define...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

The world has surely been turned upside down when a prodigious masterwork like The Crucible is trotted out to prop up tawdry, ephemeral politics. Almost but not quite so much of a distortion as the Left's flattening Miller's play down to a simplistic allegory about McCarthyism. At least that reading...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 9:37 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 850
Views: 590705

Re: What I listened to today

Gustave Bret: Fauré Requiem (rec. 1929-1930) QTD material with slight revision and acknowledgement to the Symphonyshare forum member who did this restoration: The first complete recording of the Fauré Requiem, a performance by the French conductor, composer, organist and critic Gustave Bret (1875-1...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Detox is currently in progress . . . . Lexington Christian Academy officials are aware of a photo circulating on social media which includes LCA students attending a recent, non-school event. This matter has been addressed with the students and families involved. https://crooksandliars.com/files/ima...
by jserraglio
Thu Aug 08, 2019 6:18 am
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 850
Views: 590705

Re: What I listened to today

Yes to 30 Oct 1955. No to any chorus I can hear. In a labor of love by a Symphonyshare member, this ASdisc rip of the transcription was painstakingly de-noised by hand, click by click and scratch by scratch, so as not to alter the underlying music. The sound is pretty good for that era. Another memb...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:34 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: What I listened to today
Replies: 850
Views: 590705

Re: What I listened to today

From an oop ASdisc CD Götterdämmerung, act III (complete) 2. Frau Sonne sendet lichte Strahlen 6:05 3. Ein Albe führte mich irr 19:55 4. MIme hieß ein mürrischer Zwerg 9:07 5. Brünnhilde, heilige Braut! 3:55 6. Orchesterzwischenspiel - Trauermusik 10:05 7. Siegfried - Siegfried erschlagen 5:00 8. St...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 07, 2019 1:01 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison has died at 88
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Re: Toni Morrison has died at 88

Toni Morrison on Her Last Novel and the Voices of Her Characters In a conversation with Hilton Als at the 2015 New Yorker Festival, the Nobel laureate discussed writing in the modern era and how her protagonists have changed the direction of her stories. By The New Yorker https://www.newyorker.com/...
by jserraglio
Wed Aug 07, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison has died at 88
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Re: Toni Morrison has died at 88

Toni Morrison, the Teacher https://www.newyorker.com/books/page-turner/toni-morrison-the-teacher By Vinson Cunningham August 6, 2019 Whenever I think about Toni Morrison, I think about my favorite teacher, Deborah Stanford, a black woman who, when I was in high school, helped me to understand that t...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:59 pm
Forum: Classical Music Chatterbox
Topic: The One Sided Records Arrive
Replies: 9
Views: 4724

Re: The One Sided Records Arrive

I'd guess it's less than maestrob might think. The Carusos, for example, are great recordings, but they're probably a dime a dozen A dime is more than I would pay for a dozen of the operatic items. I used to have a slew of these single-sided operatic shellacs and got rid of them long ago. Galli-Cur...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison has died at 88
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Re: Toni Morrison has died at 88

LA TIMES obituary Toni Morrison dead at 88: 'Beloved' author captured tragic and joyful complexion of life and race While working at Random House in 1970s, Toni Morrison was known as “the black editor” for her commitment to publishing books about the African American experience. One of her best-sell...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: CMG Review of Books
Topic: Toni Morrison has died at 88
Replies: 3
Views: 3281

Toni Morrison has died at 88

One of the greatest of American novelists is dead.

https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/ ... es-aged-88
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 7:12 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Ocasio-Cortez confronts McConnell over photo of men in ‘Team Mitch’ shirts ‘groping & choking’ her cutout _________________________________________________________________ THE WASHINGTON POST The young men wear matching shirts from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)’s campaign, and clus...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:49 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Incest aside, should intelligent beings ever be found off Earth, odds are they will be anything but male.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:40 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

In my view, the most highly evolved in terms of morality species here in N. America is the Black Widow spider.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Maybe, maybe not, but all things being equal, men are, by nature and nurture, under-reachers.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:19 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

As is its counter argument. Both sides are tilting at windmills.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:03 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 13
Views: 5830

Re: Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America

The atmosphere has become so toxic that Donald's enemies intend to marry him, and Mitch, to these latest shootings.

As for the mental illness of shooters, that's just the mantra intoned by gun advocates, followed by blaming social media and video games, to divert and delay till the next news cycle.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

Let's face it, nobody's lived experiences can be definitive for the rest of us. And the interpretations or conclusions based on them are legitimately open to challenge. So much for the validity of lived experience — "Males are liable to approach anything of a suitable size in the vicinity, including...
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:00 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

The point has naught to do with race but the race to judgment by both sides of the debate.
by jserraglio
Tue Aug 06, 2019 2:20 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

As part of a fairly transparent scheme of seduction. my niece was once strenuously and aggressively discouraged from pursuing a career in medicine by her organic chemistry prof. She serves as a county coroner today. As you say, there's nuttin' like anecdotes to sprout a deceptive generalization. Con...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Toxic Masculinity
Replies: 96
Views: 29906

Re: Toxic Masculinity

CORRECTION: The Washington Examiner has updated this story to remove the suggestion that Gillette lost $8 billion due to its #MeToo-inspired advertising campaign and the statement that Proctor & Gamble's CEO's comments contradicted those of Gillette's CEO. We regret that this article did not adhere...
by jserraglio
Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:13 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 13
Views: 5830

Re: Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America

Trump's conjoined twins are christened Know-Nothing and Testosterone.
by jserraglio
Sun Aug 04, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Corner Pub
Topic: Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America
Replies: 13
Views: 5830

Timeline: 5 Years of Mass Shootings in America

LA Times

Recent mass shootings in the U.S.: A timeline
By CAROLINA A. MIRANDASTAFF

https://www.latimes.com/world-nation/st ... s-timeline