Nontextual Searching | Music Matters

Susannah Cleveland examines ways that music librarians can help patrons locate and search for specific pieces of music.

American Fun, SAT Prep, & the Financial Divide | Nonfiction Previews, Feb. 2014, Pt. 4

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Beckman, John. American Fun: Four Centuries of Joyous Revolt. Pantheon. Feb. 2014. 432p. ISBN 9780307908179. $28.95; ebk. ISBN 9780307908186. SOCIAL HISTORY Author of the debut novel The Winter Zoo, a New York Times Notable Book, Beckman challenges our understanding of American Puritanism by showing that we’ve been an essentially prankish, fun-loving nation. Colonists reveled wildly, […]

Q&A: Maria Popova on Literary Jukebox

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Maria Popova answers LJ’s questions about Literary Jukebox.

Discovery Without Algorithms | July 2013

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Ways to explore and discover new music artists.

Xpress Reviews: Nonfiction | First Look at New Books, June 28, 2013

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Everything James Bond, the music and life of Cannonball Adderley, Buster Keaton’s short films, a gritty reflection on alcohol, The Rodeo and Hollywood, delicious honey recipes, a solid cupcake choice, the Beats and rock culture

Nonfiction Previews, Dec. 2013, Pt. 2: Sports Stars, Classical Music, & Anxiety

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  Bradlee, Ben, Jr. The Kid: The Immortal Life of Ted Williams. Little, Brown. Dec. 2013. 784p. ISBN 9780316614351. $30; ebk. ISBN 9780316084482; lib. ebk. ISBN 9780316163712. CD: Hachette Audio. BIOGRAPHY/SPORTS On leave from 25 distinguished years as a reporter and then deputy managing editor at the Boston Globe, Bradlee gives us a biography of […]

Music for the Masses: Music Advisory | June 1, 2013

The latest “Music for the Masses” column from the June 1 issue.

Barbara’s Picks, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: Nonfiction from Auster, Bloom, Brotton, Gardiner, Halperin/Heilemann, Klima, & Robb

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Auster, Paul. Report from the Interior. Holt. Nov. 2013. 352p. ISBN 9780805098570. $27; ebk. ISBN 9780805098594. CD: Macmillan Audio. MEMOIR At 63, celebrated novelist Auster wrote an account of his body and of physical sensation generally that was published last year as Winter Journal. In this work he charts the life of the mind, particularly […]

Nonfiction, Nov. 2013, Pt. 3: A Dozen Arts Titles, from Mozart to Norman Rockwell to the Spider-man Musical

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Berger, Glen. The Song of Spider-Man: The Inside Story of the Most Controversial Musical in Broadway History. S. & S. Nov. 2013. NAp. ISBN 9781451684568. $25; ebk. ISBN 9781451684582. MUSICALS Chosen by Julie Taymor to collaborate on the book of the Spider-man musical, Emmy Award–winning television and theater writer Berger saw the entire musical unfold […]

Forget Me Not: Rozz Williams | Music for the Masses: May 1, 2013

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Columnist Matthew Moyer takes a look at the work of the late Rozz Williams, front man for Christian Death, as well as a pivotal figure in the American gothic and dark alternative genres.

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