― John Ikerd
Iconic bookstores around the world (NYT)
Nightly Day in Praha
Why I Write Ian Welsh
Okay – so we don’t quite know how Solange beats out Beyonce’sLemonade for best album of the year. But the bigger question is how this eclectic hodgepodge of styles and genres gets sorted out into a big list that features Barbara Hannigan, Miranda Lambert, Rihanna, Chopin mazurkas, Kaytranada and Christopher Rouse. Just what is the aesthetic through-line here?