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Michael Kunze
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Quality
“There are at least two ways to believe in the idea of quality. You can believe there's something ineffable going on within the human mind, or you can believe we just don't understand what quality in a mind is yet, even though we might someday. Either of th...

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Murderers Are Murderers
“Today I want to puke when I hear the word 'radical' applied so slothfully and stupidly to Islamist murderers; the most plainly reactionary people in the world.” Christopher Hitchens Let me add: Murderers are not martyrs.

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Last Ship Down
The Broadway musical “The Last Ship” will close on Jan. 24 despite an unusual attempt by Sting, its composer, to try to increase ticket sales and spread word about the show by joining its cast last month. Two of the musical’s producers, Jeffrey Seller and K...

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Prediction
On New Year’s Day New York’s number one theatre website TheaterMania peered into its crystal ball and told musical fans what may be in store for the year to come. Here’s what the editorial staff wrote: As another year dawns, we wait with bated breath for th...

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"Tonight’s my first night as a watchdog,
 And here it is Christmas Eve.
 The children are sleepin’ all cozy upstairs,
 While I’m guardin’ the stockin’s and tree.

 What’s that now--footsteps on the rooftop? 
Could it be a cat or a mouse?
 Who’s this down th...

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Udo Jürgens, a dear friend, wonderful human being and great musician, passed away today. I’m too sad to find appropriate words. The world is bit colder now.

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Luther On Music
Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. Martin Luther

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Question
"Why don't you write books people can read?" Nora Barnacle Joyce to her husband, James Joyce

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Gore Vidal On His Name And Ambition


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State Of The Union
Gore Vidal's State of the Union: Nation Essays, 1958–2005 is now available in paperback and digital format for tablets, smartphones and computers. Gore Vidal was the pre-eminent essayist of his generation, and he wrote for The Nation over a span of forty-se...
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