Agreed, “I can’t watch my opera in HD” might seem a first world problem to some. It isn’t though! It’s important! Opera is …. Anyway: For the opera lovers, finding videos in decent quality is much like a treasure hunt. (I am not talking about things commercially available here. Do buy your stuff, support the artists!)
I was peacefully (or to be honest, “excitedly” is more like it) watching an opera the other day, when suddenly, …
And my heart skipped a beat.
Hey there! This doesn’t match the usual topics on this blog, but I am on a mission: I just wasted about two hours, and I want to make sure you don’t!
Life’s full of stange coincidences. Two articles I read the last few days in fact highlight the same phenomenon.
One was an article in the TIMES, titled “It’s a Man’s World, and It Always Will Be” by Camille Paglia: [x]
… the other was titled “The first arrest has been made for manspreading” and has been published in The Independent. [x]
I will try to give some advice that is not really advice in terms of rules but more my own two cents about any diet.
A friend of mine linked this wonderful, delicious article by the Daily Telegraph this morning, titled “Chocolate cake breakfast could help you lose weight” [x]
It gives hope, doesn’t it? However, I think there’s more to it. I guess I am just incapable of reading something without questioning the essence of it, and I just have too much fun in delving into the meta-layer of it all, putting myself questions like, “Who wrote this; what’s their purpose, apart from gaining readership? Why can they be sure it will get read? Who has a benefit? Why would anyone read it, and why did I just read it?”
Recently – about a year ago – there was a medium media hype around a guy who re-created American Apparel photo shoots – of females. [x]
Is this pose sexy for a man? I will exclude this topic for now, because it’s an emotional and highly individual one. Yet what can generally be said is that the pose is objectifying and severely distracting from the shirt American Apparel wants to sell.
I am more than just mildly annoyed. Annoyed not because someone “hated it.” I’m annoyed because instead of a review, The Times decided to publish a pretentious hate-piece designed to insult musicians and audience alike. It worked.