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Recommendations for May 26, 2013

Recommendations are late this week. I am teaching an accelerated summer class, which among other things meets on Friday mornings, making the time when I normally put these together unavailable. I am thinking about how to deal with that, but in any case the class will only last another three weeks. In any case, there’s …

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Recommendations for May 17, 2013

Article: “In Myanmar, apartheid tactics against minority Muslims” by Jason Szep Starting off with something pretty depressing this week. In general, I don’t recommend straight news articles here, but this is an issue I don’t think is getting enough coverage and Reuters has been doing an excellent job with it. In Burma, as the country …

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Recommendations for May 10, 2013

A couple of good, and very different, things to read this week, and then some new music. Book Excerpt: Octopus: The Footed Void by Caspar Henderson It turns out octopuses are really fascinating. (And no, the plural is not “octopi”— the root is Greek, not Latin. Henderson uses “octopods,” which may be the more correct …

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Recommendations for May 5, 2013

Alright. So, I missed a week, and it’s a relatively short list this week. It’s the end of the semester. I’m lucky to be awake. Video: Wildfire (SBTRKT cover) by Jeni I am a sucker for anybody using a loop pedal (or computer equivalent). Watching somebody build a song up, live, out of a few …

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