Friday, November 04, 2022

Philharmonical Warfare: The Forgotten Story of the BSO’s Cold War Collaboration with the CIA

 Philharmonical Warfare: The Forgotten Story of the BSO’s Cold War Collaboration with the CIA Dig Bos 

Articles of Note

How Diaghilev and Nijinsky pushed ballet beyond lurid romance and into uncharted aesthetic territory  »

New Books

In the time of slavery, ghost stories were a way of keeping Black children safe from a host of  terrors  »

Essays & Opinions

Durkheim is taught as a purveyor of timeless insights. But what of his blatant sexism and support for French  imperialism ? »

OUT ON A LIMB: China ‘no longer deserves benefit of the doubt:’ Bombshell Senate report concludes that COVID ‘most likely’ leaked from lab — as lawmakers point the finger at Beijing.

LitHub: “Amazon founder Jeff Bezos came up with the slogan “Get Big Fast” because he knew size was crucial to exacting ever lower prices from suppliers.

 Publishers have tried to respond to Amazon’s power by doing the exact same thing, accelerating their decades-long campaign of mergers and acquisitions to consolidate into an ever smaller number of bigger firms all trying to publish ever bigger books (like the memoirs of Barack and Michelle Obama, for which Penguin Random House advanced an astonishing $65 million). The push towards “big” explains Penguin Random House’s play to absorb Simon & Schuster.

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