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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. If e-mailing, put "Things We Like" in the subject field.)

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

. If e-mailing, put "Things We Like" in the subject field.)

Article/essay/speech:

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

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/

surowiecki).

Book, nonfiction:

Musicophilia

, by Oliver Sacks (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/sacks

). A neurologist ponders music.

Book, fiction:

War and Peace

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

» READ MORE: http://

go.philly.com/warandpeace).

Movie:

I'm Not There

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

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/imnotthere

).

TV:

Samantha Who?

on

ABC (

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samanthawho). Great Applegate.

Poem:

"The Snow Man," by Wallace Stevens (

» READ MORE: http://

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. (

» READ MORE: http://go.philly.com/oldvenus

). 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

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