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Musical Interlude: “Know Your Rights” by The Clash

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sun, 13/06/2021 - 3:25am in

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An incandescent concert in Harvard Square, and lyrics for today.

Space Trip: Bon Voyage Jeff!

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 12/06/2021 - 12:55am in

A story in yesterday’s WSJ says space tourists fly at their own risk. But do they?

Do Languages Get Simpler When They Get More Complicated?

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 7:34pm in

How and why do languages change?

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood: COVID-19 Gooses Local On-Line Shopping and Home Delivery Options

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Tue, 01/06/2021 - 1:55am in

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Today is Memorial Day in the U.S. and a bank holiday in the UK. Best wishes to U.S. and UK readers a pleasant holiday.

Musical Interlude (“On the Path of Decent Groove”): Outback

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 27/05/2021 - 6:34pm in

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Road music from the Australian group Outback. You are in for a surprise!

A Neoliberalism Meets Covid Vignette: Barriers to Getting a Vaccine, Publix Edition

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Wed, 26/05/2021 - 5:47pm in

We had to jump through way too many hoops to get a Covid vaccine at Publix. Is this normal for pharmacies?

Musical Interlude (“On the Path of Decent Groove”): Percussion

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 22/05/2021 - 2:20pm in

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Another in our occasional Friday night musical interlude series. Courtesy Bob H: a selection of percussion pieces from around the world.

Musical Interlude (“On the Path of Decent Groove”): Belshazzar’s Feast

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 15/05/2021 - 4:28pm in

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Another musical offering, this one the over-the-top turbo-charged cantata, Belshazzar's Feast, by Sir William Walton.

Musical Interlude (“On the Path of Decent Groove”): Taking an Irish Turn

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 08/05/2021 - 7:19pm in

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Today's musical interlude features Irish string performers in traditional and more contemporary styles.

Musical Interlude (“On the Path of Decent Groove”): Dimash Qudaibergen

Published by Anonymous (not verified) on Sat, 01/05/2021 - 4:13pm in

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Reader Bob H asked for an occasional musical feature. I'm being self-indulgent and offering a recent find: the remarkable Dimash Qudaibergen.

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