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An Introduction to German Music

Last week, my ramblings about Polish music consisted of pretty much everything I had come to know and like over the last few years. With German music, it’s much harder to condense everything into a handy guide. Music has always been a big part of my life, and although I came to love Britpop and […]


Classic Woman-centric Movie Review: “The Scarlet Empress”

Happy Friday, all! Let’s get set for this weekend with a movie about a very complex, very strong woman, Catherine II of Russia. “The Scarlet Empress,” filmed in 1934, stars Marlene Dietrich as Catherine the Great, John Lodge as Count Alexey Razumovzky, Sam Jaffe as Emperor Peter III, and Louise Dresser as Empress Elizaveta Petrovna. […]