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"...as if it were an exotic incense."

(Flowers in my living room)

A book passage from “Stoner” by John Williams:

In the University library he wandered through the stacks, among the thousands of books, inhaling the musty odor of leather, cloth, and drying page as if it were an exotic incense. 74 more words


Tra-la-la-lally: Songs of the Week

At this point, I probably shouldn’t even be calling this “Songs of the Week,” more like “Songs of the Month,” but I live in hope that the title will continue to shame me into following a schedule.   414 more words


From the Silver Screen to Symphony Hall: Concert Works by Film Composers

This post is the first of an occasional series called Hidden Gems, in which I will bring to light some lesser known/under-appreciated works in the classical repertoire. 1,698 more words

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The Mincing Rascals 08.17.17: Confederate statues, sanctuary city status, President Trump on Charlottesville

The Mincing Rascals are John Williams and Steve Bertrand of WGN Radio and Kristen McQueary and Eric Zorn of the Chicago Tribune. The Rascals disagree on the historical values of such statutes as the Robert E. 143 more words

News And Politics

CrownCam: The Traveling John Williams Show, Pt. 2

CrownCam Season 2, Episode 3: Here’s what happens when someone with more than two hours a day of big thoughts gets only two hours to say them. 56 more words

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Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Close Encounters of the Third Kind with new look behind the scenes

With all the celebration activities earlier this year for the 40th anniversary of Star Wars, Steven Spielberg’s Close Encounters of the Third Kind hasn’t received all the love it deserves as it also celebrates the big 4-0.  291 more words


Episode #146: "Cadillac of the Skies" | Empire of the Sun (1987)

When a young Bruce Wayne gets separated from his parents, he must learn to do whatever it takes in order to survive in a Japanese internment camp, whether it’s stealing supplies for his friend Basie, protecting the weaker residents of the camp, or being left completely in awe of anything with wings and a propeller. 48 more words