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The Best Music Books of 2012
19 Dec 2012 // 4:00 PM

This year's best books about music include thought-provoking reads on how music works, in-depth histories of the underground, and soul-searching autobiographies from legendary (and not-so-legendary) performers.

//Columns

That Thing That Makes Funk Funky: 'The One: The Life and Music of James Brown'
18 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

James Brown – an untrained musician, mind you, operating on not much more than feel, instinct and desire – revolutionized black pop music, setting off depth charges that would still be exploding a decade hence.

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James Brown was a key social figure whose life intersected with significant racial trends
29 Mar 2012 // 6:35 AM

Music is well said to be the speech of angels, the 18th-century Scottish essayist Thomas Carlyle wrote. But then, he never spent any time with

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'Fire Emblem Heroes' Is a Bad Crossover

// Moving Pixels

"Fire Emblem Heroes desperately and shamelessly wants to monetize our love for these characters, yet it has no idea why we came to love them in the first place.

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