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Ready for a Brand New Beat

Was "Dancing in the Street" about something more than a party?

 

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This Land Is Their Land

New lives of folk music legends Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger.

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Reinventing Bach

Following Bach's music into the digital age and beyond.

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Greatest Generation

Two defining voices of rock look back on lives of creative musical destruction.

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Live at Art D'Lugoff's Top of the Gate

Should we care about a new posthumous recording of the legendary pianist? Yes.

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Honky Tonk Girl: My Life in Lyrics

A new collection showcases the songwriting talents of the coal miner's daughter and feminist pioneer.

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The Doors: A Lifetime of Listening to Five Mean Years

A dense, imagistic book of music criticism that echoes the band's unique sound.

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Love Goes to Buildings on Fire

A period of unprecedented musical innovation.

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Tony Bennett: The Complete Collection

More than six decades of material from a living legend.

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Deep in a Dream

The tormented life of jazz legend Chet Baker.

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The Witmark Demos: 1962-1964

A two CD-set of Dylan's original publishers' demo recordings, including such classics as "Blowin' in the Wind" and "Mr. Tambourine Man."

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Saxophone Colossus

The genius and grandeur of the incomparable tenor saxophonist Sonny Rollins is celebrated in text and photographs.

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Whirl

The pianist and composer returns to the keyboard with tunes both classic and fresh. Read more...

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Still Evolving: New Jazz Recordings

A critic's recent listening suggest reports of jazz's death have been greatly overstated. Read more...

April 24: "[The HST] lifted a curtain from our view of the universe, changing it so profoundly that no human can look at the stars in the same way..."

Kenneth Calhoun (Black Moon) and Lysley Tenorio (Monstress) of the Discover Great New Writers program on B-movies, heritage, and finales.

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In the Light of What We Know

Zia Haider Rahman's mystery of a brilliant Bangladeshi mathematician's past barrels through the Ivy League, London high finance, and spy-haunted Afghanistan in a page-turning tale of exile, intrigue and the price of friendship. A Discover Great New Writers selection.

The People's Platform

Once touted as the foundation for tomorrow's digital democracy, the Internet is increasingly ruled by a few corporate giants, while millions of contributors till its fields for free. Astra Taylor looks at why the web has failed to deliver a communitarian cyberscape, and offers a compelling case for restoring its original vision.

A Private Venus

Dubbed "the Italian Simenon," Giorgio Scerbanenco (1911-1969) began his crime-writing career with books set in the USA, but quickly shifted scene closer to home, the city of Milan.  In this adventure, appearing in English for the first time, his underdog hero Dr. Duca Lamberti finds himself in the middle of a seedy, scantily clad criminal racket, where the presence of an outsider could result in death.