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Joni Mitchell

Okay, so here’s the deal. I don’t really have a soft spot in my heart for Joan Baez. Last week I was making an intellectual point about my respect for her anti-war stance in the face of evidence that she has stopped correctly assessing her
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Notes from the Underground

I said the other day that I if you’re not listening to Limbaugh that you’re missing one of the chief drivers of the election cycle and the culture in general. Limbaugh, like his political opponents, is driven by the desire to sort the world into
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Why I Listen to Rush Limbaugh

I consider myself an intellectual, so, yes, I expect some blowback to my assertion that I listen to Rush Limbaugh. Even my conservative parents, who agree with him on economic issues, can’t stand him. They think he's too conservative on social issues and too full
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Depth of Field in the Pursuit of Aristotle

I was advised very early on in graduate school that if I wanted to get a job I would have to do some original work. So, weighing my options, I slowly settled on the impact of Aristotle on the development of allegory (I know, how
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Miles’ Electric Funk

Not much time this week, as I have been working on my next post all week. It should be ready in the next couple days. In the meantime, everybody dance to Miles Davis' electric 'Funk': Part 1 of 3: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YYYtjKXrsaM Part 2 of 3: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqKm6nmcHdM Part 3 of 3: httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=arjHdSmAgoo
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Roland Firbank’s Valmouth

I have fairly pedestrian tastes in literature. William Shakespeare is my favorite poet of all time, as well as my favorite dramatist. James Joyce is my favorite novelist. Most every aspect of the modern novel passes through Joyce, and this means that the greatest strengths
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The Role of Art

I found this on the web today. It's about an artist who's put up a sculpture in front of the Milan stock exchange.
Milan city council has extended the display of a controversial new sculpture by Italy's most famous living artist, Maurizio Cattelan. The
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