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Bill Davis
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Learn Constellations with a Planisphere
"The movements of the stars have taxed the human mind throughout the ages — from ancient Babylonians seeking to predict sky events, to Greek philosophers wrestling with the structure of the universe, to beginning skywatchers today trying to figure out where...
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A Few Thoughts from Monet on Those Stacks of Wheat
Wheatstacks (End of Summer), (1890-91). "Beginning in 1890, Claude Monet spent one year painting giant stacks of wheat. Here is his journal from that time. May 14, 1890 . Saw giant stacks of wheat today. I think I am going to start painting those. June 8, 1...
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Sultan's Picnic - Rabih Abou-Khalil (1992)
"Composer and oudist Rabih Abou-Khalil generates variety and interest by bringing aboard different guest musicians for each album. The personnel on Sultan's Picnic is so similar to that of Blue Camel that one might expect them to sound similar. But there's ...
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La Notte - Michelangelo Antonioni (1961)
"Michelangelo Antonioni was a cinematic cubist. Fragmenting time and space, the Italian master created a potent new language for storytelling, and in the process charted a topography of modern ennui. His work’s glamorously broody visual surfaces might have ...
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Work in Progress - Robert Wyatt EP (1983)
"Though I love the sparse keyboard and percussion sound of much of his 80s' work the songs don't always suit the style, but here everything works beautifully. Three of the songs are covers but when they're of this quality who can complain? His cover of Pete...
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What to Wear to Smash the State
"In late August, a crowd of thousands — primarily leftists and liberals — cascaded down Martin Luther King Jr. Way in Berkeley, Calif. They were marching on a spattering of right-wingers, Trump supporters and Nazis who were gathering under the mission to sa...
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Spinal columns: the joy of the collection
DISCO by Mark Vessey "‘A bookshelf is as particular to its owner as are his or her clothes; a personality is stamped on a library just as a shoe is shaped by the foot,” Alan Bennett once wrote. For a while, e-readers and music streaming appeared set to repl...
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Fela Kuti - Koola Lobitos / The '69 Los Angeles Sessions (1969)
"A new reissue that unearths a series of previously unreleased sides recorded between 1964 and 1968 with Fela's first band, Koola Lobitos . These songs are steeped in the style of highlife jazz that was popular in African clubs, a fiery hybrid of Latin jazz...
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Paterson - Jim Jarmusch (2016)
"Jim Jarmusch is among the rarest and most precious filmmakers of our time, because, at his best—as he is in his new film, 'Paterson'—he conjures an entire world of his own imagination. He does so with his wry and tamped-down tone, his loping rhythms, his p...
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Marcel Proust - The Prisoner / The Fugitive (1923-1925)
Wikipedia - "Volume Five: The Prisoner . The Narrator is living with Albertine in his family's apartment, to Françoise's distrust and his absent mother's chagrin. He marvels that he has come to possess her, but has grown bored with her. He mostly stays home...
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