Matt Cibula
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Why 2012 Is the Year of Ethiopian Hybrid Music | 14 Nov 2012 // 9:14 PM

Four musical acts combine Ethiopian music with other styles and genres to form canny new chimeras.

Race, Authenticity, and New Orleans: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band Turns 50 | 24 Sep 2012 // 5:10 PM

In this new box set, The 50th Anniversary Collection, Ben Jaffe gets to show off his family's history with New Orleans music, as well as a few new wrinkles of his own.


Ólafur Arnalds: For Now I Am Winter | 2 Apr 2013 // 5:03 PM

Ólafur Arnalds walks his own path, one dreamy song after another.

Nadia Sirota: Baroque | 1 Apr 2013 // 5:02 PM

The most beautiful album you will hear this year.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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