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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 09, 2007 1 comments
Yesterday's New York Times had a review of Robert Wyatt's new Comicopera by Ben Ratliff that observed that it included "Brian Eno doing whatever it is that Brian Eno does." That sums up Squelchy's role about as well as it can be done.
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A new research project highlights Archimedes' role in developing calculus.
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Is a single gene—the so-called FOXKP2—the reason why only humans have language?
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 08, 2007 1 comments
Yes, all of us chattering classes spent the weekend, um, chattering about Radiohead's shocker, but this article in The Telegraph may be the best I've seen. Its yearly sales breakdown and record company revenues charts provide some historical context.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 08, 2007 0 comments
Louis Armstrong's last LP was contemporary country music, He was asked if he was making a statement by recording what was then considered white, working class music. Silly question—Armstrong recorded with Jimmie Rodgers, after all.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 05, 2007 0 comments
Huckleberry tries to smirk some extra kibble out of me.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 05, 2007 0 comments
Bagheera is convinced that her ancestors on the savannah hunted the colossal wooly queen-sized bed.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 05, 2007 1 comments
Make mine music: "Music training, with its pervasive effects on the nervous system's ability to process sight and sound, may be more important for enhancing verbal communication skills than learning phonics."
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 05, 2007 0 comments
My admiration or Terry Pratchett is no secret, but to the uninitiated, an ouvre approaching 50 books must seem intimidating—not to mention indicative of a less-than-stellar consistency.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
Murray Lerner spent 1963–1965 filming Bob Dylan, "a study of a major artist in transition." Soon, we'll finally see it.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
Paul Hillier decided to record Stockhausen's Stimmung. The composer had a few few thoughts.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
I'm a sucker for blimps, so I dream of a day when our skies are filled by them. Air & Space looks at the technological challenges and possibilities of that eventuality.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 04, 2007 0 comments
It's time for a new round of "Shakespeare debunking," arguing that the son of an illiterate laborer could never have written works so full of science, history, legal shenanigans, and aristocratic mores—that it must have been a cabal, one that included at least a few nobles.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments
Richard Sherman strolls down memory lane, telling us what it was like to work on the last Walt Disney animated feature, The Jungle Book. Well, there were more cartoons from Disney, but TJB was Walt's last.
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Wes Phillips Posted: Oct 03, 2007 0 comments
I wasted—er, enjoyably spent—the weekend reading Phil and Kaja Foglio's Girl Genius online. Now I've ordered the printed books, and I recommend you do the same. Here's a taste of the Oz meeets steampunk comic. Order all six volumes—or spend the next three days online. At which point, you'll order all six volumes anyway, so save a step.

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