Monthly Archives: January 2014

A while back I was in Washington DC for a conference and had an hour to spare in the National Gallery. I asked for the Venetian collection and headed down the hallway, entering the first room and immediately turning right … Continue reading

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Feline Casanova

When was the last time you listened to “Stray Cat Strut” by that old rockabilly band The Stray Cats? I’ve heard it many times, even danced to it at a Stray Cats concert when I was 17. But only today … Continue reading

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Camera Obscura

Over Christmas, while staying with my inlaws in New Mexico, I found in the bathroom library an old issue of National Geographic from May 2011. Photographer Abelardo Morell shot rooms that had been “decorated” using a camera obscura. Basically, he covered … Continue reading

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Gondola Car

Saw this one at the Biennale a couple years ago. I want one!

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Yes, that’s spelled correctly! Please join me for an evening of Casanoviana at Studio Bongiorno on January 25th, 2014. Arrive at 7:30 and I’ll start jabbering at 8:00. I’ll be sharing photos of Casanova sites and telling all his secrets. … Continue reading

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Le morte

2013 is the year of le morte de l’Intermédiaire des Casanovistes. Ah, that sounds too grim. But in early December I received the final issue of this journal for Casanova scholars and enthusiasts and felt sad that it’s the end of … Continue reading

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