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A spring syllabus for reading Anthony Trollope’s Can You Forgive Her? or Palliser 1

17 February 2019

Plantagenet and Lady Glencora Palliser (Philip Latham and Susan Hampshire) on their honeymoon, hotel desk registration …. (1974 Pallisers, scripted Simon Raven) Burgo Fitzgerald...

Outlander, Season 4: from Drums of Autumn: the Colonialist American Past, a book of fathers & ghosts

10 February 2019

Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser I’ve never been afraid of ghosts. I live with them daily, after all … Any library is filled with them. I can take a book from dusty shelves,...

Annie Leibovitz — Through a Lens; Elizabeth Bishop through her books

1 February 2019

Recent photo Friends, The second woman photographer the class was to watch a movie about and discuss was Annie Leibovitz. In the event, there was a weather report telling everyone in...

Dorothea Lange: Grab a Hunk of Lightning

24 January 2019

Dorothea Lange (1895-1965) Friends, The OLLI at Mason winter term has started, and I’ve had two remarkable classes in two days. For tonight I can offer to you, a two hour plus...