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Frances Wilson: Franz Schubert – composer for corona times

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This is an article by Frances Wilson. Frances is a pianist, music PR, writer and blogger on classical music and pianism as The Cross-Eyed Pianist. Website: www.crossyedpianist.com. Twitter: @crosseyedpiano Schubert…..makes tears catch at the edge of my eyes; such fragile hope, such powerful emotions. Ian McMillan, poet (via Twitter) I was reminded of Ian McMillan’s […]

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Rosemary’s baby

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A devastating account of Mia Farrow’s campaign against Woody Allen by their son Moses. From various sources I had already worked out that Allen was very likely innocent of child abuse charges, but this just puts everything beyond doubt. I think Allen going out with his ex-wife’s adopted daughter was not a good thing, but […]

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Rabbit punch

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Florid feminist reviews John Updike’s oeuvre: Had we forgotten, as a society, that the 1971 sequel to Rabbit, Run contains a scene of Rabbit reading The Life and Times of Frederick Douglass out loud while a black man rapes a hippy girl who, earlier, spent several pages speaking entirely in rhyme? I don’t think we, […]

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Goodbye Mr Flicks

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Why would you go to the cinema these days? In my case I’m becoming less interested in films as I get older anyway. Art films become more and more boring as the intelligentsia becomes increasingly conformist. Most blockbuster films have little interest for me, and I don’t usually like superhero films. In fact, the main […]

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Boomerang logic

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The working class insists on the middle-class ‘sharing the wealth’, without most of them realising that this means that the middle-class oversees the sharing of the wealth, which results in an awful lot of it going to the sort of middle-class people that the overseers like, and the feckless poor, and foreigners. There’s very little […]