Mao's ambitious and ruthless Great Leap Forward, designed to vault China into the twentieth century, tramples tens of million of lives, as Frank Dikötter meticulously details in this gripping work.
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May 18: Parade, the "first modern ballet," premiered in Paris on this day in 1917. The production was a collaboration of some of modernism's most famous -- music by Erik Satie, scenario by Jean Cocteau, costumes by Picasso,…
Ethan Rutherford and Matt Burgess (Dogfight: A Love Story) on the writing of Rutherford's surreal and fiercely funny story collection The Peripatetic Coffin.
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