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Tribute to Wislawa Szymborska

Earlier this week the world said goodbye to one of the great poets of our time. Polish poet Wislawa Szymborska was a tremendous talent, a contemplative wordsmith who illuminated the ordinary through her scrupulous lens. Here’s my favorite excerpt from her moving Nobel Prize lecture from 1996: I’ve mentioned inspiration. Contemporary poets answer evasively when…

Music Picks of 2011

A few favorites from the past year (listed in no particular order).   1. Don’t Move by Phantogram An electro-pop rhythm draped over tantalizing vocals.   2. Bizness by Tuneyards An adventurous fusion of reggae and island funk.   3. Walking Far from Home by Iron and Wine Hard to pick just one song from…

Inspiration: Bjork melds technology with nature

I admit, I’m not a huge fan of Bjork’s recent music but I’m mesmerized by her unyielding creativity. Much like David Byrne, Bjork’s art reverberates beyond the static boundaries of music into groundbreaking brilliance. In today’s formulaic music industry, Bjork’s sustained blast of crisp, Icelandic air deserves our utmost admiration. Bjork’s new album, “Biophilia” is…