What really moved or informed you in the last month? What books, stories, movies, articles, TV, music? Send us your suggestions! (See "To Reach Currents," on the next page

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Article/essay/speech:

"Better and Better: The Myth of Inevitable Progress," by James Surowiecki (

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surowiecki).

Book, nonfiction:

Musicophilia

, by Oliver Sacks (

). A neurologist ponders music.

Book, fiction:

War and Peace

, by Leo Tolstoy, in the fine new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (

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go.philly.com/warandpeace).

Movie:

I'm Not There

, with lots of people as Bob Dylan, including Bob Dylan (

).

TV:

Samantha Who?

on

ABC (

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samanthawho). Great Applegate.

Poem:

"The Snow Man," by Wallace Stevens (

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go.philly.com/snowman). One must have a mind of winter.

Sculpture/painting/artwork:

The

Venus of Willendorf

, from 24,000-22,000 B.C. (

). Mom of all moms.

Quotation/saying/aphorism:

". . . [A] dreamer is one who can only find his way by moonlight - and his punishment is that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." - Oscar Wilde