Having fun with a Raclette (the device, not the cheese)

As noted here, yesterday was National Fondue Day.  As it happens I had been considering getting a fondue set and looked on Amazon.com.  It slid in a recommendation for something called a Raclette.  I was familiar with the cheese by that name, a perfect melting cheese good for sandwiches and other applications but had never … Continue reading Having fun with a Raclette (the device, not the cheese)

An Egyptian/Roman Theater LOT to talk about

Auction houses like Christie's, Sotheby's, Phillips and others offer free admission to selling exhibitions for a few days before each auction. From time to time I will select notable auction lots to bring to your attention. This blog feature is not endorsed by the auction house nor written by any kind of art expert. Just … Continue reading An Egyptian/Roman Theater LOT to talk about

Review – Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika

I saw the original Broadway production of "Angels in America" in the early 90's.  While clearly an important work by a talented playwright at the time I felt it too self-indulgent and wildly unedited as work for the stage.  At the same time it was clearly an important work and I was never bored or … Continue reading Review – Angels in America: Millennium Approaches and Perestroika