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Frank Beck
New York-based writer, photographer and video producer
New York-based writer, photographer and video producer
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Norway's Marianne Beate Kielland lets us hear Mahler's songs in a new, more intimate way, using the composer's own piano accompaniments. Have a listen:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=6&v=TD3TCHb3poA
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An inventive group of indie video games takes a look at gender and sexuality at SleepCenter in Chinatown. The exhibit is open today from noon to six.
No Love Lost
No Love Lost
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From Barry Jenkins, the writer and director of "Moonlight": an adaptation of James Baldwin's "If Beale Street Could Talk". Looking forward to seeing this when it opens in the US on November 30. Here's the trailer:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P5XDDbrqTe0
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Remember French singer/songwriter Françoise Hardy? After a near-death experience in 2014, Hardy has created a remarkable new album that includes this song by French alt-rocker Sophie Huriaux. François Ozon, who directed "Frantz", did the video. Here are the video, my translation of the lyrics and recent interviews with Hardy (in English):
http://lyrics.diehoren.com/2018/09/le-large-open-sea.html
Le Large (The Open Sea)
Le Large (The Open Sea)
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Masha Gessen says there's more going on in the the anonymous op-ed than most US analysts are seeing. And, in her view, the NY Times is playing directly into that person's hands.
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Le Large (The Open Sea)
Le Large (The Open Sea)
lyrics.diehoren.com
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Le Large (The Open Sea)
Le Large (The Open Sea)
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Competition to get into college is tougher than ever. If you're a high school student, The College Strategist can help:

http://collegestrategist.org/
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More than a century after his death at the age of 27, he's still one of the most popular novelists in France. But who is he?

http://reviews.diehoren.com/2018/08/why-do-french-love-alain-fournier.html
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