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A Sideways Glare at Contemporary Society

History, Bitter & Twisted October 23

Arrivals: 1959 – Sam Raimi a television producer and film director.  On TV he produced Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and the much more successful Xena: Warrior Princess.  He has done … Continue reading

October 23, 2010 · Leave a comment

History, Bitter & Twisted October 22

Arrivals: 1811 – Franz Liszt was an 18th Century piano-playing celebrity.  Liszt drove women (and not a few men) crazy with how good he was; Heinrich Heine called it “Lisztomania.”  … Continue reading

October 22, 2010 · 1 Comment

History, Bitter & Twisted October 21

Arrivals: 1772 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, a very serious scholar, mostly remembered today for a couple of poems and a fondness for opium.  Actually, Coleridge and his friend “Wordy” Wordsworth … Continue reading

October 21, 2010 · 1 Comment
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