A new TV network

By Stephen Pollard, May 29, 2007

I suppose you'd call this JewTube. This Jerusalem Post story has the background on www.JewishTVNetwork.com

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Go to Fidelio - now!

By Stephen Pollard, May 28, 2007

I went to the first night (well, afternoon, to be precise as it was, unusually, a matinee) of the Royal Opera House's new Fidelio. I'm going to try to write about it more fully later on, but for the moment I'll simply say besiege the box office until you get a ticket.

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I is an idiot

By Stephen Pollard, May 24, 2007

We exchanged contracts yesterday for an eye-watering sum of money on a new house. Talk about one being born every day. What we should have done is have a kip on Hampstead Heath.

(via James Forsyth)

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Kouchner's appointment and the Iraq war

By Stephen Pollard, May 24, 2007

Oliver Kamm has an interesting post here about Bernard Kouchner's position on the Iraq war. Bizarrely, it has been reported that he was an advocate of war. Actually, it's not that bizarre given that the report of Kouchner's views is by one Neil Clark, for whom the word idiot was clearly coined.

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The Shrum curse watch

By Stephen Pollard, May 24, 2007

Daniel Finkelstein rightly highlights the importance of Bob Shrum:

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Welcome to each other

By Stephen Pollard, May 24, 2007

Jew killer meets all round killer. I think this is what is known as a meeting of minds.

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Not mine

By Stephen Pollard, May 24, 2007

The Times has this story about Britain' first transgender mayor, Jenny Bailey. She tells us that: "People can take me as a role model if they want."

Actually, I'll pass on that offer.

It set me pondering, though. Why is it always - at least it seems that way - male to female sex changes, and never female to male? (No doubt someone will correct me and supply figures showing no such phenomenon.)

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Music blogs

By Stephen Pollard, May 23, 2007

I'd like to give a plug to a couple of music sites which I look at regularly. Jessica Duchen's classical music blog does just what it says on the tin - it's regularly updated with good links and thoughts.

I'm also slightly addicted to a really quite bonkers site, Opera Chic:

I'm a young American woman in Milan...and you're not. I go to La Scala a lot...and you don't.

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