Not a ‘witch hunt,’ Mr. Trump, decries daughter of John Garfield

Film · Language & ideas
Mr. Trump, words matter. If not to you, then to the rest of us. Trump’s repeated flinging of the loaded expression ‘witch hunt’ (yet again this morning, via Twitter) in a moment of his wounded narcissism strikes a deep, deep chord. It brings painful memories of a shameful chapter of American history. It brings rage ...

‘The Magic Flute’ at English National Opera

Music · Reviews
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Opera lovers in London have any numbers of possibilities. We can go mammoth:  Aida in the Royal Albert Hall for an audience of 3500 with singers and orchestra miked to the max; or miniscule: the prizing-winning Opera Up Close at the Kings Head Theatre Pub in Islington for 110, its Prohibition-set Traviata currently running until ...