Category Archives: HARPNOSIS

Of Turks, Tenors and Titillating Trillers: Il Turco in Italia

By Victoria Looseleaf There’s something delicious about the way the word ‘Turk’ sounds in Italian. Il Turco. Kinda like turkey – er, Turkey. But The Turk in Italy, a Rossini confection from 1814, is far from being a clunker. Indeed, … Continue reading

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Booknotes, Footnotes and Loose’s Notes

Writer, Thinker, Mensch: David Grossman. Photo by Victoria Looseleaf.By Victoria LooseleafOne of Israel’s finest writers, David Grossman, was in the City of Angels the other night to talk about, read from and – sell and sign – his latest work, … Continue reading

Posted in BOARDWALK EMPIRE, DAVID GROSSMAN, DIAGHILEV, HARPNOSIS, ISRAEL, JENNIFER HOUMAN, JOHN CAGE, JONATHAN FRANZEN | Comments Off