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In Brief: Requiescat in Pace

LinksHere is your regular Sunday Monday [busy weekend] selection of links to good things in Blogville and Beyond.

  • Ha! This audio trailer produced by Washington National Opera to promote its production of Lucrezia Borgia is one of the funniest things I have heard in a while. The narrator sounds like he is announcing the dates of a tractor pull or something. "Sunday, Sunday, Sunday!" [WNO MP3]

  • In any case anyone missed it, at least one newspaper -- a fine one, the Christian Science Monitor -- is going to abandon its print edition and go entirely virtual. [New York Times]

  • Speaking of online news, Zach Carstensen published a nice review of a favorite pianist, Gabriela Montero, in Seattle. [The Gathering Note]

  • Yummy -- the new New York Philharmonic, under Alan Gilbert, will have the ultratalented Swedish composer Magnus Lindberg as its composer-in-residence for two years. [The Rest Is Noise]

  • Quo usque tandem abutere, Catilina, patientia nostra? quam diu etiam furor iste tuus nos eludet? quem ad finem sese effrenata iactabit audacia? Nihilne te nocturnum praesidium Palati, nihil urbis vigiliae, nihil timor populi, nihil concursus bonorum omnium, nihil hic munitissimus habendi senatus locus, nihil horum ora voltusque moverunt? Patere tua consilia non sentis, constrictam iam horum omnium scientia teneri coniurationem tuam non vides? Quid proxima, quid superiore nocte egeris, ubi fueris, quos convocaveris, quid consilii ceperis, quem nostrum ignorare arbitraris? O tempora, o mores! [...] Ad mortem te, Catilina, duci iussu consulis iam pridem oportebat, in te conferri pestem, quam tu in nos omnes iam diu machinaris. [Languagehat]

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