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  • Poison Ivy: No, but the theory’s always fascinated me. It is true that Akhenaten was the first Egyptian... 6:20 PM
  • Poison Ivy: One irony is that prudish Victoria and Albert’s personal love of sex did so much damage to... 6:17 PM
  • manou: Have you been reading Moses And Monotheism Ivy? 6:12 PM
  • Milady DeWinter: Thank you, Batty – for the illustrated evidence of the you-know-what. You are correct:... 6:07 PM
  • dr.malatempra: Actually, OAS that is incorrect. Phillip’s mother was Princess Alice of Battenberg,... 5:57 PM
  • papopera: Queen Victoria inherited the throne of the protestant Stuarts through the House of Hanover. Some... 4:11 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Does anyone here believe the Akhenaten theory of Judaism? 4:06 PM
  • Loge: An interesting almost off-topic fact: 25 states allow marriage between first cousins. These include NY,... 3:12 PM
  • DeepSouthSenior: Right about the statue with the great big tushie. Also the one that doesn’t jump... 2:14 PM
  • Batty Masetto: Even assuming the article’s findings can be confirmed, Tut was probably not as inbred as... 2:13 PM

Behind the red curtain

It was indeed a curious sensation  making a late morning trek to East 59th Street, a block devoted to showro0ms for bizarre upscale furniture and lighting fixtures, and then to enter a boutique cinema specializing in Hindi films (the big coming attraction right now is Desi Boyz) — and all this before sitting down in an auditiorium half- full of retirees to see a live performance of Don Giovanni from La Scala. That it worked as a Mozart experience I think can be chalked up to two factors: Robert Carsen‘s production and the constantly improving (if still imperfect) HD technology.  Read more »