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The Long Decline

Were the local classical station not in one of its seemingly endless fund-raising campaigns – that’s where they talk about music and play very little of it and ask you for money – they’d probably be playing Wagner – Götterdämmerung … Continue reading

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Near-Infinite Vacuity

You grow up in dark and lifeless Pittsburgh, go to college in the dead center of Ohio, go to graduate school in grits-and-gravy North Carolina, teach for a decade in snowy upstate New York, and then just up and move … Continue reading

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