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Let the Great World Spin

“Not in vain the distance beacons. Forward, forward let us range,

Let the great world spin for ever down the ringing grooves of change.”

— Alfred, Lord Tennyson from “Locksley Hall”


“Emotions in the Music” (Peter Kivy, from Sound Sentiment)

“Is Bigger Really Better? [in Art]”

Geometric Ice Symbols

Geometric Ice Symbols — with Deer Teeth

“Notes on How to Love Opera” (Ann Patchett, from Bel Canto)

“The Formula For Portraying Pain in Art” (Sarah Boxer, NYTimes)

“Tools for Understanding Art” (Videos)

“Artists Trends in NYC” (The Brian Lehrer Show, WNYC)

“Do We All Dream Under the Same Sky” (Rirkrit Tiravanija, Nikolaus Hirsch)

“The Beautiful and the Ugly…Sublime” (Stanley Diamond)

“Ways of Seeing” (John Berger. Videos)

What to Listen for in Music by Aaron Copeland, chaps 1-3

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