A Political and Literary Forum
If gangsta rap lyrics are evidence of criminality, what are we to make of gruesome murders depicted in many folk and country songs?
Joel and Ethan Coen's Inside Llewyn Davis.
Alan A. Stone
The novel House of Earth shows Woody Guthrie in a different light, exiled from the Dust Bowl but dreaming of it still.
I try to read everything, and I've tried to read everything. I’m not sure that phrase means
Peg Skorpinksi / Courtesy of Cal Performances
When the Mark Morris Dance Company debuted their
Michael Zapruder discusses converting poetry into music.
Dan Chelotti, Michael Zapruder
In the 1930s and ’40s, American dance was about working men and women, not dying swans.
Robin D.G. Kelley’s Thelonious Monk: The Life and Times of an American Original restores the pianist and composer to the history he lived through.
How growing old shapes aesthetic vision.
The disenchantment and re-enchantment of Chico Buarque.
Milton Babbitt and John Cage.
What the composer and Kant had in common.
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K. Sabeel Rahman
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