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Bell canto

< 1 minute agoArts : Night and Day

Cursed, or perhaps blessed, with almost no visual memory at all, I had almost completely forgotten what the Royal Opera’s… The post Bell canto appeared first on The Spectator.

Crossing continents

Mysteries abound here — enigmas of identity and betrayal, long-buried secret transactions leading to quests — for a lost child,… The post Crossing continents appeared first on The Spectator.

OPM Director Beth Cobert on attracting, retaining and recognizing public servants

Beth Cobert, the acting director of the Office of Personnel Management, is working to improve federal hiring practices, bring a new generation into government, provide better services to federal employees and retirees, and tout the important work of the civil service. Cobert spoke about these issues and her efforts to deal with a major data breach […]

Striking the wrong note

< 1 minute agoArts : Night and Day

Before we turn our attention to Florence Foster Jenkins — but if you can’t wait, it’s so-so — I feel… The post Striking the wrong note appeared first on The Spectator.

Women and song

Just a few weeks ago, Germany’s VAN magazine published an interview with the composer Olga Neuwirth. In it she describes… The post Women and song appeared first on The Spectator.

A 5-Step System to Boost Consistency In Your Golf Swing

1 minute agoSports / Golf : How to Break 80

Power. Accuracy. Consistency. You‘d love to have a swing that combines all three, wouldn’t you? But developing a swing that’s powerful, accurate, and consistent is easier said than done—even with the help of numerous golf tips. The best...Show More Summary

Fade to grey

1 minute agoArts : Night and Day

Every ballet company wants a box-office earner. But why Scottish Ballet’s leader Christopher Hampson kept on at David Dawson until… The post Fade to grey appeared first on The Spectator.

Escape from the hood

The author of the bestseller Between the World and Me and recipient of a MacArthur ‘Genius Grant’ last year, Ta-Nehisi… The post Escape from the hood appeared first on The Spectator.

Paul McCartney

2 minutes agoArts : Night and Day

It’s slightly galling, after years of sticking up for Paul McCartney, to read a new biography of the bloke and… The post Paul McCartney appeared first on The Spectator.

Jason Wilber – Echoes

2 minutes agoMusic / Country : Twangville

If you know the name Jason Wilber it’s probably because he’s been John Prine’s guitar player for 20 years.  However, he’s been exploring his own creative side for a long time and on Echoes, his 9th album, he’s taking aim at cover songs. As he states, he focused on vocal interpretations rather than his finely […]

Running the triple crown

The story of the Czechoslovak runner Emil Zátopek is a tale from athletics’ age of innocence. Without the aid of… The post Running the triple crown appeared first on The Spectator.

Eyes on XFINITY: Brandon Jones vs. Erik Jones

No decision or rule change in the world of stock car racing happens in a vacuum.  Whenever NASCAR implements a new policy, there is often a ripple effect that influences racing years later.  One example of this effect is the circumstances of the XFINITY Series’ Rookie of the Year battle in 2016. Show More Summary

Service with a smile

3 minutes agoArts : Night and Day

He’s been billed as the new Pied Piper but it’s going to take a while for Tom Service to quite… The post Service with a smile appeared first on The Spectator.

4 Questions for Servant Leaders

While digging through an app on my phone, I ran across the following paragraph that immediately made me think of the term, servant leadership. If you're not familiar with servant leadership, here's a quick review:"The servant-leader is servant first... Show More Summary

Who’s who and what’s what

Asked to name a reference book, you may well choose the Encyclopaedia Britannica or the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary. But… The post Who’s who and what’s what appeared first on The Spectator.

That’s entertainment

3 minutes agoArts : Night and Day

The big returning show of the week began with servants laying out the silverware at a large country house in… The post That’s entertainment appeared first on The Spectator.

A selection of short stories

How many debut collections does it take to stand up to one of the most accomplished short-story writers of the… The post A selection of short stories appeared first on The Spectator.

The gooseberry fool

On 10 April 1772, the biographer James Boswell recorded in his diary that he had hugged himself with pleasure on… The post The gooseberry fool appeared first on The Spectator.

Tampa Bay Rays hit four home runs and beat Dodgers, 8-5

8 minutes agoHealth : Booster Shots

Steve Pearce hit one of four Tampa Bay homers, a go-ahead three-run shot in the sixth inning, and the Rays beat the Los Angeles Dodgers 8-5 on Wednesday night. Brandon Guyer, Steven Souza Jr. and Curt Casali added solo home runs for the Rays, who went 4-4 on an eight-game homestand. Pearce chased...

Interview with the Vampire Remake Script Is Finished

8 minutes agoEntertainment / Film : MovieWeb

Director Josh Boone is moving forward on his Interview With the Vampire remake for for Universal Pictures.

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