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Hail to the ‘King and I’

The King and I is on borrowed time. The 1951 Rodgers and Hammerstein musical—a staple of the stage since debut—feels downright subversive in 2017. The play tells the tale of Anna Leonowens, a British schoolteacher, who is charged with educating the children of King Mongkut in mid-19th century Siam (today’s …

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Big Sur’s Big Slide

Cambria, Calif. The commonplace joke of California sliding into the Pacific Ocean, either from seismic activity or an overaccumulation of New Age weirdness, has achieved some semblance of reality this year.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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The Spiritualist Convictions of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle

Even the most devoted Baker Street Irregular or Baker Street Babe must have trouble keeping up with the frenetic celebration of Sherlock Holmes and his creator Arthur Conan Doyle—the movies and TV series, the volumes of letters and diaries, the special editions of the canonical stories, the multiple collections of …

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The Ghosts in Our Midst

Evidently the state of American moviemaking has regressed to the point where all low- to mid-budget movies made at the periphery of the mainstream must be either triumphs or failures, as though all it takes to make an artistically significant film is merely an artistic vision.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original …

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Regrets: I’ve Had a Few…

This week on the Confab, President Trump regrets having chosen Jeff Sessions as Attorney General. Michael Warren joins Eric Felten to talk about what the White House thinks it can do about it.Read more on WeeklyStandard.com Original Article

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