Archive for July, 2016

Planner’s Aid

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

Photo Men play dominos in the Little Havana neighborhood of Miami.Credit Scott McIntyre for The New York Times MONDAY PUZZLE — If someone were to ask me, “Deb, other than the prescription anti-anxiety medication, what is the most important part of a successful move, whether it’s moving house or moving a crossword column from one place to another?”, a well-developed sense of organization would probably be at the top of my list. Nothing is more embarrassing, after all, than packing up everything you think you need and leaving an emu behind. To make a successful move, you need to be […] Read More →

'Give them a bloody nose': Xi pressed for stronger South China Sea response

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

By Ben Blanchard and Benjamin Kang Lim BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s leadership is resisting pressure from elements within the military for a more forceful response to an international court ruling against Beijing’s claims in the South China Sea, sources said, wary of provoking a clash with the United States. China refused to participate in the case overseen by the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. It denounced the emphatic July 12 ruling in favor of the Philippines as a farce that had no legal basis and part of an anti-China plot cooked up in Washington. The ruling has been […] Read More →

Review: With Flower Pots and Toys, an Ensemble’s Fresh Take on Percussion

Sunday, July 31st, 2016:

Photo So Percussion performing at the Lincoln Center Festival. From left, Jason Treuting, Eric Cha-Beach, Josh Quillen and Adam Sliwinski. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times John Cage once invited Schoenberg, his teacher, to a performance of percussion music in Los Angeles. Schoenberg said he wasn’t free. In fact, Schoenberg added for emphasis, for such a concert he would not be free “at any time.” Cage’s “Third Construction” from 1941 opened the final concert on Friday of “Trilogy,” an ambitious and dazzlingly colorful survey of music for percussion ensemble offered by So Percussion. The concerts, presented on three successive […] Read More →

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