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Golub: Enes Kanter, the American harbinger

Enes Kanter couldn’t go to London because he feared for his life.  Dictator Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, via his evil henchman and former NBA player Hedo Turkoglu, has consistently threatened, mocked, and insulted Kanter for Kanter’s opposition to ruthless totalitarian xenophobia and political suppression.  Ironically, Hedo was a heady player known for his ability to handle and facilitate. Turkoglu claimed Kanter lied about fearing for his life. He called Kanter a fraud for hiding the fact that he couldn’t get a visa to enter the UK.  

Imperfect reflection in Modigliani

“If he shall himself not know…” — Ovid, Metamorphoses, III, 348 The perfect youth reclines by the pond — his reflection undisturbed. In the stillness of the woods, where neither bird nor beast intrudes, he comes to know himself as a stagnant reflection. Narcissus’ doom, as portrayed by Ovid in Metamorphoses, is rooted in this…

London theater review: Technically impressive ‘War Horse’ fails to dig deep

The West End’s “War Horse” successfully showcases captivating stage pictures and astounding technical achievements to continue bringing in audiences and box office success (it’s been running since 2009 in the West End’s New London Theatre after a two-year run at the National Theatre). The production is well-executed, but the story doesn’t go much below the…