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'Blue', 'Tapestry', and Oil: Or, Oil Capitalism in Two Key Singer-Songwriter Albums

Joni Mitchell's Blue and Carole King's Tapestry were fueled by petroculture, which powered the rise of feminism in music. How? Read on.

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Catching Up with Former American Idols: Season Seven

Some people said that a rocker would never win American Idol, and David Cook proved them wrong.

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Maurice Sendak: A Fable-Maker for Our Times

The 20th century did its best to dismantle innocence and inflict ideologically based suffering on children so as to darken human psychology for generations to come. Sendak dealt in honesty to make sense of bleak legacies.

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It's Deja Vu: 'Network' Still Has a Finger on the Pulse of Culture, 36 Years Later

If you were to tell women in 1976 that, 36 years later, women who work exclusively in the home and those who also work outside the home would be pitted against each other, they wouldn’t have believed it.

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Counterbalance No. 66: Carole King’s 'Tapestry'

Winter, spring, summer, or fall, all you have to do is call. Counterbalance will be there—this time, discussing the 66th most acclaimed album of all time, Carole King's 1971 megahit Tapestry.

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James Taylor and Carole King: 24 May 2010 - Chicago

It was a night of great respect, mutually, between the people in the seats and those on stage, a respect that can only be earned when you have more than 130 years of experience.

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Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller

Trailblazing women of the '60s: Journalist Sheila Weller traces three enduring songwriters who defined -- and gave voice to -- a generation.

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Carole King: Tapestry

Tapestry: Legacy Edition is the definitive genuflection to Carole King's 1971 masterpiece. Nearly 40 years later, it's still a thrill to feel the earth move.

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Carole King: Welcome to My Living Room [DVD]

As fine as the music is, Carole King's efforts to engage her audience are the real reason this modest delight works as well as it does.

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Carole King: Love Makes the World

King's new music will inevitably be compared to Tapestry, a monolith that not even King herself can get past.

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