Monthly Archives: January 2013

Bryan Hymel in Les Troyens at the Met

The Metropolitan Opera presented Berlioz’ gargantuan epic Les Troyens today to its HD audience. Because of another commitment I was unable to attend the performance. I’ll catch the repeat. But I did get to hear the last act. Tenor Marcello Giordani was supposed to the sing the opera’s most challenging role – Aeneas. But he withdrew…


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Is Pleasantly Plump Best?

A paper in the current issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association presents some interesting data on the association of obesity with overall mortality. The authors of the study reviewed mortality data from almost 3 million subjects. They classified mortality against body mass index (BMI). Their reference group was people with BMIs of 18.5…


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