Monthly Archives: July 2013

Play On

There’s a belief common to our times that music is a frill. Certain cognitive scientists – based on what I regard as a misapplication of the idea of evolution – believe that music is “auditory cheesecake.” We’re not specifically evolved … Continue reading

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So Why Not Have Another?

Darryl Pinckney on the writer Elizabeth Hardwick’s love of Billie Holiday (Lizzie is Elizabeth Hardwick, Cal is her husband Robert Lowell, the poet). Once, completely blotto, I read aloud Frank O’Hara’s ‘The Day Lady Died,’ and Lizzie said that Cal … Continue reading

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Sound and Vision

This is worth sticking with for the whole nine minutes.

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