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Eliza Rickman Loses "Pretty Little Head" (premiere)

Jedd Beaudoin
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Welcome to Night Vale regular Eliza Rickman bleeds for art in a new crowdfunded video for "Pretty Little Head".

Chamber folk artist Eliza Rickman returns with a new, crowdfunded video for "Pretty Little Head", a track that's remarkable for its sense of drama and for the pure beauty of Rickman's voice. The visual companion finds Rickman displaying her dark sense of humor and appreciation for the macabre and menace. Directed by Johnathan Langager, the film perfectly accentuates the song's delightful melodic and lyrical peculiarities. Performances with the cello rock outfit Rasputina are part of her regular rounds while her most recent effort, Footnotes for the Spring, produced and orchestrated by Jason Webley, offers greater insight into her considerable talents.

Over the Rainbow: An Interview With Herb Alpert

Music legend Herb Alpert discusses his new album, Over the Rainbow, maintaining his artistic drive, and his place in music history. "If we tried to start A&M in today's environment, we'd have no chance. I don't know if I'd get a start as a trumpet player. But I keep doing this because I'm having fun."

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The Cigarette: A Political History (By the Book)

Sarah Milov's The Cigarette restores politics to its rightful place in the tale of tobacco's rise and fall, illustrating America's continuing battles over corporate influence, individual responsibility, collective choice, and the scope of governmental power. Enjoy this excerpt from Chapter 5. "Inventing the Nonsmoker".

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