Vice Verse - 2/24/2009
JOHN MASEFIELD, "Captain Stratton's Fancy."
Winter - 1/11/2009
HOWARD E. PARKHURST, selection on "Winter Birds" from The Bird Calendar (1894)
Hollywood/Bollywood - 11/14/2008
KATHERINE HEPBURN, excepts about entering the motion picture industry (including unwitting snubbing of Mary Pickford) and about
her friendship with Spencer Tracy from her autobiography Me,
Rhymes with June - 6/30/08
EVELYN HILLER ("Ev. E. Lyn"), TED SNYDER, & FRANCIS WHEELER, song, "Under the Moon (You oo oo oo)," 1927
Lovers' Leap - 2/17/2008
DANTE ALIGHIERI, "So Gentle and So Virtuous She Appears" a poem about Beatrice, as translated in Introduction to
Italian Poetry, Luciano Rebay, ed.).
Bounty - 11/18/2007
THOMAS J. CRAUGHWELL, "If Only the Pilgrims Had Been Italian" from November 2007 American Spectator
Ides of March - 3/18/2007
Caesar's last banquet and recipes from The Classical Cookbook.
Love is Magical - 2/18/2007
JOHNNY MERCER, song lyrics "That Old Black Magic."
Anniversaries - 3/26/2006
PETER GAY , selection from Mozart (this year being the 250th anniversary of his birth).
Talk About Sex - 2/12/2005
HELEN FISHER, selection from Why We Love: The Nature and Chemistry of Romantic Love.
Masks - 10/30/2004
CHARLES BAUDELAIRE, "Les Fleurs du Mal" and "The Mask."
Fallen Women - 9/25/2004
"La Triviata," a trilogy of fallen women.
Exotic Places - 6/19/2004
HARRIET SERGEANT, The Old Sow in the Back Room: An Englishwoman in Japan.
Avian Literary Night - 5/29/2004
JANE HILL (ed.), selections from An Exhilaration of Wings.
Food for Thought - 11/29/2003
Soprano's Family Cookbook, selections.
Death - 11/1/2003
Selections from Lucia di Lammermoor.
Fairy Tales - 4/21/2003
"Piggy the Proud" (anon.)
Let me Count the Ways - 2/15/2003
GUIDO CAVALCANTI, "In the Season When the World Leafs and Flowers"
from La Compiuta Donzella and
ANGELO POLIZANNO, "In a Small Grove I Met a Little Shepherdess" and "Welcome to May."
Heat up Your Holidays - 12/14/2002
"The Holidays are Here Again," "Christmas Joy," and "O, Bethlehem Town" by JOHN DANIEL, J. H. HOLMES, and JOHN MacKINNON.
Symposium - 7/2/2002
HORACE, "Dedication," "Ship of State," "Virgil's Voyage," and "Welcome Home."
Dante and Chianti - 6/3/2002
LORENZO DI MEDICI, "Triumph of Bacchus and Ariadne" (read in Italian).
Poetry and Potation - 4/30/2002
HENRY JAMES, The Faded Masterpieces of Florence.
Expose Yourself to Literature - 5/26/2001
La Traviata, Scene 7, Act 3.