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Brahms Piano Sonata No. 2 in F#m, Op. 2

performed by Krystian Zimerman
movement 1 below; the rest of the piece in the playlist here

Zimerman is back because he’s amazing. Ditto for Brahms. 1,582 more words


Speaking of crimes against humanity...

The former Secretary of Defense, today, via Twitter:

Donald Rumsfeld ‏@RumsfeldOffice
At 83, I am close to losing hope that I will live to see a flat tax.

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Today in 1852: Uncle Tom’s Cabin is published

Today in 1852 Harriet Beecher Stowe’s anti-slavery novel, Uncle Tom’s Cabin, is published. The novel sold 300,000 copies within three months and was so widely read that when President Abraham Lincoln met Stowe in 1862, he reportedly said, “So this is the little lady who made this big war.” 171 more words


A Literary Milestone

“So much has been said and sung of beautiful young girls, why doesn’t somebody wake up to the beauty of old women?”

~Harriet Beecher Stowe, whose “Uncle Tom’s Cabin” was first published 164 years ago today. 398 more words

Study Break

Review: Lubin Upper Ten -- 2.0 points

Drawing from what American poet Nathaniel Parker Willis in 1852 called ‘the ten thousand that mattered’, Upper Ten (Lubin, 2015) by perfumer Thomas Fontaine is said to pay homage to the ten thousand visionaries who migrated to America and helped build the economic and industrial supremacy of the United States. 150 more words


To E.B. by Bessie Rayner Parkes Belloc

At New York.

I saw you seated in your lonely room,
Of human friends forlorn, of spirits full,
Who gave you comfort in your solitude, 215 more words