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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MIRIAM’S SONG

“Miriam the prophetess” by Anselm Feuerbach. Public Domain image. “Miriam the prophetess… took the tambourine in her hand; and all the women followed her with tambourines and dances. And Miriam called to them: Sing…” (Exodus 15:20-21) Editor’s Note: The most … Continue reading

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John Maus & the Culture of the Spectacle

As a conventional language, the core implication of pop is a filmic quality. The productions of popular music, which include a system of conventions—lyrics, melodies, a verse-chorus-verse structure—readily lend themselves to another system of conventions: that of the culture of … Continue reading

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