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Down by the Riverside: Thelonious Monk's High-Water Mark | 29 Jun 2015 // 9:00 PM

The Complete Riverside Recordings comprises 15 discs' worth of raw material to sift through, a formidable task with endless rewards.


Various Artists: Classic American Ballads | 14 Jul 2015 // 6:30 AM

Moral evil, natural evil -- hard times. That's the purview of Classic American Ballads.

Leo Bud Welch: I Don't Prefer No Blues | 17 May 2015 // 9:10 PM

On this latest album, Leo Bud Welch makes the blues sound like the future and, at 82 years old, his future is bright.

//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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