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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette: Panic Street Lawyer: Walk on the Wilde side


As I stated at the end of last week’s column, this week’s theme was to be “Panic on the streets of London.” I took my virtual walk around town in the midst of the 2012 Summer Olympics, which London, England is hosting. Things are surprisingly -- and disappointingly -- calm on the streets.

Last weekend’s opening ceremonies were noticeably more exciting inside Olympic Stadium, thanks to Danny Boyle putting British popular music at the center of the showpiece. One writer wondered whether these should be called the “rock ‘n’ roll Games.” While it is incorrect to state that Yanks and Brits share an “Anglo-Saxon heritage,” we do share a modern music heritage (thanks in part to a common language).

Image of Oscar Wilde credited to NYPL: Oscar Wilde in New York in 1882. New York Public Library, Sarony

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