Richard Wagner

Oliver Sacks and his history of ideas

by Suzanne O'Sullivan<p>Oliver Sacks reinvented science writing. He made an esoteric subject accessible. More than that, he made it beautiful, bringing …

Books

Can rotten people create great art?

We should be judging the art, not the morality of the artist<p>Resolving the dichotomy between a work of art, and the artist who created it, has never been more urgent or important than it is today.<p>Recently, in Hollywood, the crisis of influential people using their power to sexually blackmail …

Kevin Spacey

Louis C.K., male accountability and the year fans were forced to grow up

As privileged classes go, few hold as elevated pride of place in American culture as the fans.<p>Not just movies but entire franchises are constructed for their benefit — for good and, today at least, for ill (op. cit. the dreary “Justice League”). Other movies are made by them, such as the upcoming …

Lifestyle

From India to Israel, Making Beautiful Music

New York<p>For the first few minutes of our meeting, Zubin Mehta is on his cellphone with an old friend (who, it turns out, is a grandson of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, the founder of Pakistan). The friend, like Mr. Mehta, is an Indian Zoroastrian—or Parsi—and the two are making plans for dinner after the …

Opinion

British fintech lender Cashplus seeks banking licence

LONDON (Reuters) - Cashplus said on Thursday it will soon apply for a UK banking licence as part of the British "fintech" firm's plan to step up its …

Banking

The Unsettling Sound Of Tritones, The Devil's Interval

Everyone knows the sounds of Halloween: creaky floorboards, howling winds, the amplified sound of a beating heart. But back in the day, the devil was said to exist in a particular musical tone. For centuries, it was called the devil's interval — or, in Latin, <i>diabolus in musica</i>. In music theory, …

Music

Free Thinker

The Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art grants Guy Goldstein the Keshet Award<p>When you walk into the Herzliya Museum of Contemporary Art’s new …

Israel

GVSU New Music Ensemble * Stefan Wesolowski * Dziadosz/Mrenca

<b>GRAND VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY NEW MUSIC ENSEMBLE – RETURN</b>If their name as well as their ensemble setting frames your expectations, you’ll be in for a …

Opera

Wagner mercenaries: what we know about Putin’s private army in Donbas

<i>Russian PMC Wagner mercenaries in Syria. March 2017. Photo: gazeta.ru</i><p>Article by: Stanislav Iasynskyi<p><b>Russian mercenaries in Ukraine earned RUB 120,000</b> …

Ukraine

Morgan Stanley banker promoted to co-head of investment banking

Morgan Stanley infrastructure and utilities banker Julian Peck has been promoted to co-head of the firm's Australian investment banking …

Australian News

How Deep Is Your Love? | Alison Kinney

<i>Act One: In the domain of the Grail. Forest, shady and solemn but not gloomy. Rocky soil. A clearing in the center. On the left a path rises to the</i> …

Music

Pot farmer to neighbors: Chill out. Neighbors: No

McMinnville, Ore. — "This is hostile territory. Everyone hates us."<p>I was riding up a steep hill near Highway 18 one August afternoon when Richard …

Opera

Foul Matter

I nearly deleted it. The email’s subject line was “FoulMatter”—an obvious Internet phishing scheme, I thought. A Russian heiress was embroiled in some “foul matter” and needed my Social Security number so she could deposit money into my account for safekeeping? A Nigerian prince requesting initial …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Isle Of Man Set For Sprint Finish

One of the Isle of Man's most famous sons is a sprinter. The bicyclist Mark Cavendish, born in the capital of Douglas, is known for breaking out of …

Chess

Exploring the Rural and Historical Parts of Germany

General InformationSightsFoodAccommodationCultureEast Germanyguidebook germanytravel tips germanytravel guide germanycastle …

Europe

Prufrock: Wagner's Biggest Fan, the Treasures of Teotihuacan, and Europe's Narrative

<b>Reviews and News:</b><p>In 2013, José Manuel Barroso, then president of the European Commission, launched a project called “New Narrative for Europe.” The …

Conservative View

Acting and dance: How this Hungarian danseur uses these dual strengths

Martin Buczko,with Kim Abrogena and Veronica Atienza playing alternates in the title role<p>Hungarian danseur Martin Buczko (pronounced “butchsko”) is a …

Philippines

Pot Farmer to Neighbors: Chill Out. Neighbors: No.

McMinnville, Ore. — “This is hostile territory. Everyone hates us.”<p>I was riding up a steep hill near Highway 18 one August afternoon when Richard Wagner blurted out what his lawyer had told me weeks earlier: No one wanted to be his neighbor.<p>Mr. Wagner, 33, was seated next to his mother, Mary, who …

News (U.S.)

Australia's 5 most powerful dealmakers?

<b>The AFR Magazine's hotly anticipated annual Power issue includes lists of the key players across five different industry sectors. Here are the top</b> …

Australian News

Last-Ditch Obamacare Repeal Is Worth Taking Seriously

Critics should compare Graham-Cassidy bill to realistic alternatives, not their ideal insurance world.<p>The Republicans are making yet another run at repealing Obamacare, this time with a bill sponsored by Republican senators Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina, and Bill Cassidy, of Louisiana. While …

Health Care

A world in motion on the Des Moines Symphony stage

CLOSE<p>The Des Moines Symphony has revealed plans for the non-profit music organization's 80th season. The first Masterworks concert is set to take …

Des Moines

Brown study

What an amazing contrast. Here I am in Bayreuth, Bavaria, to see Richard Wagner’s monumental <i>Ring Cycle</i>, probably the greatest artistic achievement of mankind while, outside, the world is tearing itself apart. From Charlottesville to San Francisco, the United States dismembers its statues and erases …

Opera

Brexiteers furious over thousands of EU flags handed out at Last Night of the Proms

Brexiteers have hit out at a campaign group handing out 10,000 pro-EU flags to audience members at the BBC’s Last Night of the Proms show.<p>Activists …

Brexit

How To Find A Financial Advisor Who Will Transform Your Life

In his book <i>Financial Planning 3.0</i>, the late Richard Wagner, J.D., CFP® argues that financial planning will be “the most important authentic profession of the 21st century.” I couldn’t agree more.<p>Because money pervades every part of our lives, people need good financial skills to survive and thrive. …

Emotions

DNA proves fearsome Viking warrior was a woman

High-ranking fighter was long assumed to be male

Archaeology

Indulge a passion for opera with Kirker Holidays

Tailor-made breaks and escorted holidays for music lovers, across Europe and beyond<p>Opening at London’s V&A Museum on 30 September, ‘Opera: Passion, …

Europe

10 best bets for classical music in the Baltimore area this fall

As part of The Baltimore Sun’s Fall Arts Guide, we’re picking the best arts activities coming to the area this fall. Here’s the best that the …

Orchestras

A Nietzschean Lesson On The Use And Abuse Of History

<i>This article was originally published at Stratfor.com.</i><p>A lot of history is being casually tossed around these days. We see it from energized segments of the “alt-right” throwing up Nazi salutes, calling for a “revolution” against “the Bolsheviks” and marching to chants like “Jews will not replace …

Friedrich Nietzsche

With Water Rising, Houston Officials Urge Residents To Stay Off Roads

Rescue efforts are underway in Houston, where some residents are trapped inside their homes by floodwaters from now-Tropical Storm Harvey.

Weather

Both The Radical Left And White Nationalists Have False Visions Of Western Civilization

When the white supremacists assembled on the pleasant greens of Charlottesville were not spluttering racial invective and inciting violence, they …

Conservative View