immoral opera

The Duma wants to censor an opera called The Children of Rosenthal:

The opera tells a tale of a meeting in Moscow of clones created by a Russian scientist of five great classical composers — Tchaikovsky, Mozart, Wagner, Mussorgsky and Verdi.

I dunno about you, but that sounds like a hilarious premise. And it’ll be all avante-garde too — even better!


hallucinating foucault

(by Patricia Duncker). This was one of my birthday gifts, and given my insane schedule, I decided to read it first, mainly because of its slight profile. But this slim book packs quite a punch, both in terms of narrative force and the way it deals with the seductive power of insane geniuses.
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