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Dabblers at War: The Race for Paris

Review: The Race for Paris, by Meg Waite Clayton
Harper, 2015. 311 pp. $26

Jane Tyler, a fledgling reporter from a Nashville paper, and Olivia (Liv) Harper, a young photographer from New York, are covering the American army following the D-Day landings in Normandy. 981 more words

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In-Yer-Face at the Comparative Drama Conference

In-Yer-Face Theatre: Two Decades Later

Panel at the Comparative Drama Conference, March 31-April 2, 2016

Baltimore, MD

By the time 1995 gave way to 1996, it was clear that something groundbreaking was afoot in the British theatre. 293 more words


LondonLife - Supermoon over Docklands...

London photographer Ian Wylie captures the “supermoon” rising over Canary Wharf in London’s east on Sunday, ahead of the lunar eclipse in the early hours of Monday. 94 more words


A Famous Life in the South Pacific: Euphoria

Review: Euphoria, by Lily King
Grove/Atlantic, 2014. 257 pp. $25

Suppose that three anthropologists, a husband-and-wife team and another man, cross paths in New Guinea in 1931. 664 more words

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South Dakota's Gas Belt Exposition

In 1907, boosters in the city of Pierre put together a week-long Gas Belt Exposition for “a showing by practical demonstration of the lighting, heating, and power of the natural gas that comes from artesian wells in and around Pierre.”  They added in an agricultural show, musical concerts, outdoor sports and ball games, aerial entertainments, “Indian attractions,” the Scotty Phillip buffalo herd, and boat excursions.  544 more words

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Finzi: The epitome of the English pastoralist school?

This weeks’ musical masterpiece comes from the pen of Gerald Finzi (1901-1956), a composer whom I personally believe is often neglected as a seminal figure in the English pastoral school which emerged in the 1920s. 355 more words