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Tulips, and so on

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Lately, Your Humble Blogger has been reading a few columns about the economy; here’s one from the Boston Globe, and Safire from this morning’s Times. They are pretty typical of the stuff I’ve been reading on either side, in that…

Good morning, here’s the newspaper and your coffee.

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A couple of interesting op-ed columns in this morning’s New York Times: Nicholas D. Kristof writes about whether the hawks or the doves were closer to right about Iraq. He quotes himself from a column last September as saying “If…

On a lighter note

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This morning’s New York Times had an article about She Stoops to Comedy, a new play by David Greenspan. The conceit, essentially, is that a lesbian couple is having difficulties, as Alexandra is terribly possessive; when her girlfriend gets cast…

The Mikado, or the Town of Chichibu

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This morning’s New York Times has an interesting article (regreq, as usual) about a production of Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado in Japan. Evidently, it had never been performed in Japan by a Japanese cast for a Japanese audience, until a…

The French, again

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If Your Humble Blogger keeps on about the French, it’ll be a running gag, right? Which every blog needs, right? Well, Regis DeBray, a former adviser to Mitterrand, writes in French, translated by Jeffrey Mehlman, in this morning’s New…

S.U.V. bashing bashed

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In this morning’s New York Times, somebody named Woody Hochswender writes that people should stop giving him grief about driving an SUV. It’s an incoherent mess of an article, chock full o’ logical inconsistencies. I’m going to break it down,…