Wes Phillips

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Wes Phillips  |  Sep 12, 2007  |  0 comments
Moises Kaufman has written 33 Variations, a play that explores Beethoven's obsession with Diabelli's inane little waltz. Sounds worth seeing—or you could buy this.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 11, 2007  |  1 comments
I don't know about you, but I got a little bit bored with the wall-to-wall coverage of the 40th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper's last week. So why am I linking to Jody Rosen's article on the subject? Because it actually has something to say and says it well.
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 25, 2005  |  1 comments
Ever wonder what the heck that meant? Wonder no more.
Wes Phillips  |  Jul 17, 2006  |  3 comments
Okay, no list of 50 could be perfect, but this one's pretty good. I could probably come up with a list of 50 that also changed music without any overlap, but that's one of the pleasures of the list game.
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 07, 2007  |  1 comments
Fifty things you ought to know by age 50.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 19, 2006  |  0 comments
JA sends along this 2003 Blender article, urging everyone to take the test at the end.
Wes Phillips  |  May 02, 2006  |  1 comments
I don't completely agree, but it's a good list.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 28, 2005  |  1 comments
Popular Mechanics: 50 Inventions From the Last 50 Years
Wes Phillips  |  Nov 01, 2005  |  0 comments
Tons of choices—in pretty good sound, too!
Wes Phillips  |  Jun 06, 2006  |  0 comments
The (insert adjective here) recording and entertainment lobbies have sneakily maneuvered to have language inserted in Section 115 Reform Act (SIRA), which is being considered by the House Judiciary Committee, that will destroy fair use as we know it. The language is vague but it appears to require licenses from copyright holders for "every digital copy made in the transmission of digital media—including cached copies on servers or on your hard drive, and even temporary copies in RAM," according to the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF).
Wes Phillips  |  Oct 18, 2007  |  0 comments
Haven't heard of it yet? You will. It's an opportunistic pathogen that is extremely resistant to antibiotics—some people call it a super bacterium. Jon Carroll writes about it in his column today, which, like all of his columns, is a great read.
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 05, 2005  |  0 comments
Nature does comics? Who knew?
Wes Phillips  |  Mar 14, 2007  |  0 comments
The Chronicle of Higher Education makes the case that Idol's popularity reflects "a hunger for realistic evaluation."
Wes Phillips  |  Dec 07, 2005  |  0 comments
If you're in search of a great read, full of heart and in love with the way language can sing, Neil Gaiman's Anansi Boys is the book you've been looking for.