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Re-reading the Picture of Dorian Gray

I’ve never really been attracted to the horror genre. The story invariably seems too contrived to be plausible. I need the horror to be real. The Picture of Dorian Gray is definitely a horror...

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Tintagel in Late Antiquity

Tintagel in Late Antiquity was a conference, held in Truro, Cornwall, April 21-23.  Although I am pretty much an outsider, both to archeology and to Cornwall (a transplanted American!) I’m really glad I went...

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Gesture and Speech

This book makes human evolution look more exciting and provocative than I would have thought possible. In particular, it explains why, when we know that many, probably most plants and animals have evolved to...

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The Piano’s Role

If a movie doesn’t ever let you forget that it’s a movie, but keeps making you wonder how anyone could decide to cast, costume, and direct a scene as he has, you are probably...