24 August 2006

A Thursday to remember

Today, I can't decide which is more shocking: that Pluto is no longer a planet; or that my Met seats have actually become cheaper.

In related news, yet another fast-falling celestial object: Dame Elisabeth Schwarzkopf, whose death a month ago reignited the debate about the relationship between an artist's art and her character. In a Guardian article, Michael H. Kater outlines Schwarzkopf's extensive activities during the time of her membership in the Nazi party. It's quite damning. (I best rearrange my fave VLL list, fast.)