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It is worth pausing for a moment and asking how music speaks ideas. Shostakovich said,

For a long time, the Soviets said the music meant one thing, the Americans said it meant something else — and a few lonely souls (Igor Stravinsky among them) complained that music really should mean nothing at all.

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was not very fond of music. Not because it didn’t move him — but because it did. “It makes me want to say kind things, stupid things, and pat the heads of people,” he admitted.

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Why Racism is Everybody’s problem

Why Racism is Everybody’s problem

It used to be that those who played no part in historical slavery, either directly or indirectly, by their ancestry or lineage, could wash their hands of this most egregious of all American sins. 1,886 more words


What I Dropped This Summer 2: Electric Boogaloo

For ease of procrastination reading, I’m dividing this post into two parts. Part one: the three other books I dropped this summer and why. Part two: what these books have made me reflect upon in regards to the writing craft overall, and what I think other writers could take from them. 955 more words

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  221 more words

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The Symphony for the City of the Dead: Dmitri Shostakovich and the Siege of Leningrad by M.T. Anderson

Winner of the 2015 National Book Award Longlist, for Young People’s Literature, M.T. Anderson has created a story worth telling.  It is the unfortunate, yet true, biography of Dmitri Shostakovich.   374 more words

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M. T. Anderson - Yvain: The Knight of the Lion

28. Yvain: The Knight of the Lion by M. T. Anderson; illustrated by Andrea Offermann (2017)

Length: 144 pages
Genre: Historical Fiction; Graphic Novel… 675 more words

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