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Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Goes Back to Trial

Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Goes Back to Trial https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/arts/music/led-zeppelin-stairway-to-heaven.html?partner=rss&emc=rss — Read on www.nytimes.com/2018/09/28/arts/music/led-zeppelin-stairway-to-heaven.html

2018-09-29T08:04:52+00:00September 29th, 2018|Comments Off on Led Zeppelin ‘Stairway to Heaven’ Case Goes Back to Trial

R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics

R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/rYBMbzd13Ik/r-crumb-illustrates-jean-paul-sartres-nausea-existentialism-meets-underground-comics.html — Read on feedproxy.google.com/~r/OpenCulture/~3/rYBMbzd13Ik/r-crumb-illustrates-jean-paul-sartres-nausea-existentialism-meets-underground-comics.html

2018-09-18T16:45:41+00:00September 18th, 2018|Comments Off on R. Crumb Illustrates Jean-Paul Sartre’s Nausea: Existentialism Meets Underground Comics

Delphic wisdom

It’s easy to admire the maxim “Know thyself” — but what about other Delphic wisdom, such as “Beget from noble routes” and “Admire oracles”? https://t.co/irqUWNJYAF— Arts & Letters Daily (@aldaily) September 12, 2018

2018-09-12T05:21:36+00:00September 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Delphic wisdom

Dispatch from XOXO Festival: How bad code can make good art – Axios

Programmers are chipping away at the boundary between art and tech to find creative solutions to tech's problems. — Read on www.axios.com/how-bad-code-can-make-good-art-engineer-xoxo-a062252b-a5aa-4eb5-bd0f-8ea991bf520d.html

2018-09-10T09:08:24+00:00September 10th, 2018|Comments Off on Dispatch from XOXO Festival: How bad code can make good art – Axios

The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music

Alfred Brendel, one of the greatest pianists of the 20th century, is also a great writer. You can often detect a good-natured smirk behind his words, but right there with it is a genuinely humane seriousness. His writing, always engaging, strikes a balance between solemn reflection and undeniable wit. Source: The Writer Who Makes Perfect

2018-08-15T06:48:23+00:00August 15th, 2018|Comments Off on The Writer Who Makes Perfect Sense of Classical Music

How Steely Dan Got the Perfect Guitar Solo on “Peg”

It’s easy to call the music of Steely Dan cynical ersatz : slick, clinical jazz-rock, with nary a hair out of place on any of their nine studio albums; soulless soul music beloved by pretentious jerks like the duo in Nick Kroll and John Mulaney’s satirical Broadway show Oh, Hello , a comic play featuring

2018-08-09T07:05:48+00:00August 5th, 2018|Comments Off on How Steely Dan Got the Perfect Guitar Solo on “Peg”

How Netflix changed entertainment

Netflix changed the world of entertainment -- first with DVD-by-mail, then with streaming media and then again with sensational original shows like "Orange Is the New Black" and "Stranger Things" -- but not without taking its fair share of risks. In conversation with TED curator Chris Anderson, Netflix co-founder and CEO Reed Hastings discusses the

2018-06-26T06:11:35+00:00June 21st, 2018|Comments Off on How Netflix changed entertainment

Why We Don’t Read, Revisited

Caleb Crain revisits his 2007 New Yorker article about American reading habits, exploring what has changed since then and how the Internet and television are pulling us away from reading.little more than a decade ago.... (He) was worried about what a shift to “secondary orality”—a sociological term for a post-literate culture—might do to America’s politics.

2018-06-24T04:21:39+00:00June 17th, 2018|Comments Off on Why We Don’t Read, Revisited