Then They Came for Beethoven – Quillette

https://quillette.com/2020/09/19/then-they-came-for-beethoven/

Siege of Port Arthur – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Siege_of_Port_Arthur

USS Maine (1889) – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Maine_(1889)#Sinking

Hibiya incendiary incident – Wikipedia

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hibiya_incendiary_incident

BOOKS AND CULTURE

How to Be an Anti-Intellectual

A lauded book about antiracism is wrong on its facts and in its assumptions.Coleman HughesOctober 27, 2019 The Social Order

https://www.city-journal.org/how-to-be-an-antiracist

Kendi’s goals are openly totalitarian. The DOA would be tasked with “investigating” private businesses and “monitoring” the speech of public officials; it would have the power to reject any local, state, or federal policy before it’s implemented; it would be made up of “experts” who could not be fired, even by the president; and it would wield “disciplinary tools” over public officials who did not “voluntarily” change their “racist ideas”—as defined, presumably, by people like Kendi. What could possibly go wrong?

Tommy Lee Jones article

https://www.texasmonthly.com/articles/me-and-tommy-lee/

James Drury 1934-2020

The Virginian Weblog

It is with great sadness that I report James Drury passed away of natural causes this morning, April 6. His memory lives on in his immortal role as The Virginian. A memorial service has yet to be announced. Rest in Peace Jim.

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Man Without A Star = Duel at Shiloh = A Man Called Gannon

The Virginian Weblog

For those interested in The Virginian episode “Duel at Shiloh” (1:15) you may be interested to know it’s an adaptation of the 1955 Universal-International Western film Man Without A Star starring Kirk Douglas as Dempsey Rae.  William Campbell plays the tenderfoot Jeff Jimson.  Borden Chase and D.D. Beauchamp provided the screenplay based on the novel by Dee Linford.

Brian Keith subtitutes for Kirk Douglas and Gary Clarke for William Campbell in “Duel at Shiloh.”  The parallels are interesting to watch, with similar scenes and locations. including the shooting scene above.  Man Without A Star is recommended viewing.  Campbell tries a little too hard to be convincing as a “green” youth but Douglas is on top form

The story was adapted yet again in 1968 as A Man Called Gannon featuring Tony Franciosa in the Douglas/Keith role and Michael Sarrazin in the Campbell/Clarke role.  James Goldstone directed this inferior remake.

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Hays’d: Decoding the Classics — ‘Bringing Up Baby’ | IndieWire

https://www.indiewire.com/2014/05/haysd-decoding-the-classics-bringing-up-baby-214288/

Denver Largest Temperature Changes since 1872

https://www.weather.gov/bou/denvertemperaturechanges

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