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Concert Review: John Adams with the Philharmonia Orchestra of Yale and the Brentano String Quartet at Avery Fisher Hall, NYC 10/19/2014

Composer John Adams, photo by Margaretta Mitchell

Composer John Adams led the musicians in Beethoven, Stravinsky, and his own "Absolute Jest," a wonderful new work by a composer at the top of his game. Read More »

Book Review: The United States Constitution: A Round Table Comic by Nadja Baer (Adapter), Nathan Lueth (Illustrator), Thomas Jefferson, et al

Nadja Baer's adaptation of the United States Constitution features the complete original text of the supreme law of these United States, and is packed with full-color illustrations. Read More »

Music Review: John Adams, et al – American Counterpoint

A tour-de-force by composer John Adams highlights this trilogy of “American Classics.” Read More »

Movie Review: The King’s Speech

I loved this film about a king who can cuss like a sailor but can't give a three-minute speech without a stutter. Read More »

A Rather Simple Choice

The Obama power grab skids to a halt Read More »

The Tea Party vs. the Founding Fathers – the Christianity Issue

The Tea Party - the Nouveau Patriots - want to foist Christianity upon the nation because they think the Founding Fathers said so. Read More »

Book Review: Declaration: The Nine Tumultuous Weeks When America Became Independent, May 1 – July 4, 1776 by William Hogeland

"Nine weeks after voters defeated American independence, in the nearest thing to a referendum on the issue that the country ever had, America declared independence anyway." — William Hogeland Read More »

Blu-ray Review: John Adams

An engaging history of John Adams and the birth of a nation. Read More »