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- This Weekend, Investigate The 'Edges' Of Fred Moten's Musical Poetry
In honor of National Poetry Month, our latest Weekend Read is Fred Moten's collection The Little Edges. Poet Douglas Kearney says Moten's power is in his attention to music, both in text and subject. [Sun, April 26]
- A City Full Of Contradictions, And A Trilogy To Match In 'Nocturne'
The second volume of Anne Opotowsky's lavish trilogy about the Kowloon Walled City is like the city itself — vibrant and contradictory, its skilled atmospherics sometimes marred by sloppy art. [Sun, April 26]
- The World Music Education of Philip Glass
In his new memoir, Music Without Words, the composer explains how a chance meeting with Ravi Shankar sparked a fascination with the cultures of the world and their music. [Sat, April 25]
- Imagining The Power Of Edouard Manet's 'Very Active Muse'
Maureen Gibbon's new novel, Paris Red, delves into the life of Victorine Meurent, Manet's favorite model and the central figure in some of his most famous paintings. [Sat, April 25]
- Tiny Pages Reveal Big, Rodent-Related Worries In 'Devotion'
Don't be put off by the size of Devotion: A Rat Story by Maile Meloy. It's a small book, hardly larger than a pack of cigarettes, but the horror it delivers is real (and rat shaped). [Sat, April 25]