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Fantasy Casting: Anna Karenina

I know, there’s no desperate need for my input on this; Anna Karenina has been adapted for the stage and screen many times, including the recent and famous incarnation starring Keira Knightley. 182 more words


Shostakovich's Symphony No. 7

I’m giving a couple of pre-concert talks for the Indianapolis Symphony, which is performing Shostakovich’s 7th Symphony, “Leningrad” on Friday, February 6 (and then again on the 7th in Carmel), under the direction of Krzysztof Urbański. 821 more words

And then another day goes by!

Prediction is very difficult, especially about the future. – Niels Bohr

I always thought of writing as the voice my ghost would have, if it had a voice. 395 more words


Swept Away: The Most Awe-inspiring Costumes On The Silver Screen

After an exhausting week, there is nothing like snuggling up with my other half (usually my man or my little man, my baby brother – he’s 13 but still),  my favourite guilty pleasure in one hand (oreo’s and milk for me, please!), remote in the other, ready to indulge in a movie or two. 438 more words


Symbolic Rap Music and Artistic Anachronism

So you’re watching 1612, as one does when one wanders into Russian historical drama marathons that are happening at one’s house, and you’re soaking up the atmosphere—the battles, the weaponry, the costuming, revelling in the attention to historical detail that goes into making an accurate and powerful period movie… and suddenly, there’s a unicorn. 1,276 more words

Just Read: Elizabeth The Queen

Well, I’ve done it! I’ve finished reading my first book of the year! And about time too, since January is nearly over!

As stated in the title, the book I read was Elizabeth The Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch. 223 more words


The Only Perfection Exist in Imperfection

“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.” ― Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina

So much of our lives is devoted to this endless search for perfection: the perfect job, the perfect car, the perfect house, and the perfect relationship.  506 more words

Robert Olszak