Via the BBC, here’s the new museum honoring Roald Dahl, his life and his works. It opens this weekend. Sounds great. I loved reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory when I was a kid, and of course Willy Wonka was one of my favorite movies.
My brother and his family are in England right now. I wish I’d known about this sooner, I could have suggested it to them.
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You gotta love this: Man With Chain Saw, Sword Is Let Into U.S. – Yahoo! News
The guy shows up at the border with a bloody chain saw, bristling with weapons. Welcome to America!
While listening to NPR’s Performance Today this morning, I got a chance to hear a previously unknown Bach aria which was discovered in a box of birthday cards in Germany two weeks ago. The box was full of effluvia from a birthday party for Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar, given in 1713. Amongst the birthday cards a conservator found this piece of music written by Bach as a birthday tribute to his employer, the duke. The box was spared from a fire that gutted the Anna Amalia Library because it was away in Leipzig being conserved. What a fortuitous discovery.