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"Better and Better: The Myth of Inevitable Progress," by James Surowiecki (
, by Oliver Sacks (
). A neurologist ponders music.
War and Peace
, by Leo Tolstoy, in the fine new translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky (
I'm Not There
, with lots of people as Bob Dylan, including Bob Dylan (
samanthawho). Great Applegate.
"The Snow Man," by Wallace Stevens (
go.philly.com/snowman). One must have a mind of winter.
Venus of Willendorf
, from 24,000-22,000 B.C. (
). Mom of all moms.