Relocations

Relocations

Relocations: Let’s talk about OSF

Herbert Rothschild: “An arts organization that originally produced only plays by Shakespeare is now producing fewer and fewer of them. This year it’s offering three Shakespeare among its nine plays, next season two among its eight.”

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Relocations: Defining the nation

Herbert Rothschild: “With Americans of European ancestry rapidly losing majority status, America as a melting pot has been replaced by America as a collection of peoples who proudly own their racial and ethnic identities and their place in U.S. history.”

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Relocations: Some controversies defy ideological resolution

Herbert Rothschild: “Undoubtedly, many female athletes can outperform many males, but at any given level of proficiency males have a physiological advantage. It was the institution of women’s sports teams and leagues that offered women equal opportunity to gain the benefits of playing organized sports.”

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Relocations: A skill worth acquiring

Herbert Rothschild: “Fortunately, most of us realize that our world is peopled with those who care about themselves as much as we care about ourselves, and our realization carries an obligation not to offend them.”

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Relocations: An unplanned irony in OSF’s offerings

Herbert Rothshchild: “We’ve all benefited from an expansion of the ‘canon’ thanks to the advocacy of women, LGBTQ people, peoples of color, and voices from the non-Western world. But the additions of lasting value are texts that use words to help us know our own meaning.”

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Relocations: Revisiting some recent subjects of this column

Herbert Rothschild: “Rather than ‘simply regurgitating what happened on Jan. 6, 2021,’ (David Brooks’ presumptuous dismissal of the January 6 Congressional hearings), the committee has offered us one stunning revelation after another, none more so than Cassidy Hutchison’s testimony Tuesday.”

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Relocations: The work of the January 6th Committee is critical

Herbert Rothschild: “Judging by its first two public hearings, the committee isn’t saying what everyone already knows. There have been news reports and there have been criminal cases against many of the attackers. But until now we have not had an evidence-based, comprehensive and coherent account of what happened on Jan. 6, much less the planning and actions that led to it.”

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Red flag warning issued for Wednesday afternoon

The threat of new fire starts due to expected “abundant lightning on dry fuels” has prompted the Medford office of the National Weather Service to issue a red flag warning for noon to 11 p.m. Wednesday for wide swaths of Southern Oregon and Northern California, including Ashland and the south end of the Rogue Valley.

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Two council candidates drop out as others wait for approval to get on ballot

Two candidates have dropped out of the race for Ashland City Council as the city waits on signature verification to release the forms of additional candidates who filed by the Aug. 8 deadline. City Recorder Melissa Huhtala said she is waiting to hear from Jackson County to confirm the signatures of additional candidates and will post candidate information after this step is complete.

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Rogue Grapevine: How a fox’s tail became a goat’s beard

MJ Daspit: “Caprettone got my attention because I’d never heard of it before. A light, dry Italian, it was refreshing and delicious. … ‘Caprettone is a white Italian wine grape variety that is grown in the Campania region of southern Italy … Caprettone is also grown in the Rogue River Valley of southern Oregon.’ Wait — what? We’re it outside Campania? How did that happen?”

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