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
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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.
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
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