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Many Historic Leaders Look Like Clowns

With the closing of Barnum & Bailey, we mourn the end of many centuries of colorful circus clowns. However, the equally long history of weird-looking world leaders continues, unfortunately with no indication it will ever stop. 101 more words

Mal'aria

Mal’aria, una delle prime storie generate dalla fantasia, esuberante ma razionale, di Eraldo Baldini, è un piccolo classico della letteratura gotica, e rientra, per spirito e ambientazione, in quel genere che viene a buon motivo definito “gotico rurale”, come enunciato nel titolo di una famosa raccolta di racconti dello stesso autore. 345 more words

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Octavia.Trepanation #HF17: political opera remains problematic

The opening scene of Octavia. Trepanation is breathtaking. A Chinese terracotta army is positioned on either side of Lenin’s laurelled head. – The fighters are headless. 570 more words

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Seneca

“Often living is an act of courage.” Seneca (4 v. Chr.- 65 n Chr)

Seneca was a Roman philosopher and poet who lived under the empire of Caligula, then Claudius and, finally, Nero.

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