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For some months I’ve been living in Rome, up on the hill called the Gianicolo, which slopes down to the western bank of the Tiber. In antiquity it was the…
From Finding the Raga, which was published last month by New York Review Books. 1. What is a raga? To answer this question we must first acquire a sense of…
The rhythms of listening
From a list of 1,266 musical genres compiled by Glenn McDonald, creator of everynoise.com, which seeks to produce a comprehensive music-classification system.
Inventing the instruments of the future
From Johnny Cash to “I’ve Been Working on the Railroad”
The new album from singer-songerwriter Jill Sobule
Havoc, and spoil, and ruin be thy gain
Despite lingering effects from a 2010 earthquake, Haiti still throws a good party
Why I write about Prince
On the matter of conscious v. conscience in Prince's "I Would Die 4 U"
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