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January 18th - Oscar Wilde

It takes a great deal of courage to see the world in all it’s tainted glory and still to love it.

I’ve loved Oscar Wilde ever since I studied him (and his play The Importance of Being Earnest) in a literature class a couple of years back; adored his quirky sense of humour and his flamboyant attitude and his complete disregard for societal constructs and expectations.

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The Happy Prince


—Watch it Live—

The 2018 Sundance Film Festival gets underway today, January 18th, and making its world premiere is… 306 more words

Oscar Wilde

The Picture of Dorian Gray - Review

The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde First published in 1891; 2008 Penguin Classics edition Pages: 213 Genre: Philosophical novel, English literature

“The studio was filled with the rich odour of roses, and when the light summer wind stirred amidst the trees of the garden there came through the open door the heavy scent of lilac, or the more delicate perfume of the pink-flowering thorn.” 818 more words


Day 1842: The Least

At the least, I should share why I’m writing about “The Least” today.

U.S. President Donald Trump has declared

I am the least racist person you have ever interviewed.

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Personal Growth


Richard Strauss: Salome
Royal Opera House. 8 January 2018

This third revival of David McVicar’s 2008 production of Salome is directed by Bárbara Lluch and conducted by Henrik Nánási. 796 more words

Concert Reviews

Against Intellectual Biblioclasm

If you throw out the books by people who behaved badly or believed badly, you might not have any books left! As the examples of de Beauvoir and Burroughs show, it’s not even just men, or straight men, or straight white men who are the problem, but simply humanity. 888 more words


My Wild Wood Elf

“Where there is sorrow, there is holy ground.” – Oscar Wilde

Eleven years ago I adopted a rescue kitty I named Hemlock, after a beautiful pattern in her fur that looked like the bark of a hemlock tree. 488 more words