The Gameshouse

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{4.5/5} “Ask yourself this, my lady: you play now to crown a king in Venice, and this is, I think, y our very first game. Imagine the stakes that more experienced players must work for. Imagine the scale of their ambition.” The Gameshouse by Claire North, originally published in 3 parts in 2015 In the […]

DaCapo Chamber Choir’s “The Sun’s Birthday”

Posted by Dave Switzer under Reviews of music

I attended the DaCapo Chamber Choir’s concert “The Sun’s Birthday.” The title is from a poem by e. e. cummings. Here’s the program: Hymn of the Cherubim — Leonard Enns Cathedrals in the Sand (from Castles in the Sand) — Kevin Lau* Khorurd Metz — Vahram Sarkissian O nata lux — Morton Lauridsen Cantique de […]

KW Symphony’s “Czech Hits”

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I attended the KW Symphony’s concert “Czech Hits.” Here’s the program: Bedrich Smetana Ma vlast (My homeland) The Moldau Sarka Bob Becker Music On The Moon* Dinuk Wijeratne Invisible Cities* Valdrada Ersilia Antonin Dvorak Symphony No. 8 in G major, op. 88 The only piece I knew was the Smetana, and it was glorious — […]

Noumenon

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{4.5/5} “I had no desire to follow the strict regimen that had been set up for us, but I also didn’t want to see the mission flounder and fail. It was a strange dichotomy of concepts that somehow lived harmoniously within me. I simultaneously supported and denied our collective rebelliousness.” Noumenon by Marina J. Lostetter, […]

Adult Wednesday Addams (season 1 & 2)

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{5/5} “She just had a brush with death. What better way to connect with the fragility of life than a reminder that your body is merely a sack of bones and blood?” Adult Wednesday Addams season 1 & 2, aired in 2013-15 Wednesday Addams is moving out on her own and is looking for a […]

The Clockmaker’s Daughter

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{5/5} “He had painted me at the center of the canvas, my hair flowing in ripples, my eyes direct and my expression as if I had just given a confidence that would not be repeated. And yet, there was something more underlying the image: Edward had captured in this beautiful face — fare more beautiful […]

Addams Family Values

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{5/5} “I’m just like any modern woman trying to have it all. Loving husband, a family. It’s just, I wish I had more time to seek out the dark forces and join their hellish crusade.” Addams Family Values, released in 1993 Gomez and Morticia Addams have had a third child, Pubert. Wednesday and Pugsley try […]

The Addams Family

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{5/5} “‘It was my first funeral.’ ‘You were so beautiful, pale and mysterious. No one even looked at the corpse.’” The Addams Family, released in 1991 The Addams family is highly unusual but fabulously wealthy. The latter causes some people to try to steal from them, including their own lawyer. He cooks up a scheme […]

Existence

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{5/5} “It’s been seventy years that ai-builders have promised to surge beyond human ken. Their list of tricks keeps growing. Ai can sift and correlate across all of human knowledge, in seconds. Yet, each decade reveals more layers of unexpected subtlety, that lay hidden in our own packed neuron-clusters all along. Skills we simply took […]

Long Shot

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{5/5} “Well, I wouldn’t call the President inexperienced. I mean, he did play a President on a very popular television show for over a decade.” Long Shot, released in 2019 Charlotte is the Secretary of State — the President has promised to endorse her run for the presidency as long as she keeps doing a […]