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Lewis and Snark

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To be active in American politics is to be angry. Liberals and conservatives are angry at each other all the time, for reasons we won’t go into here. But what about the angry center? Who speaks for the moderates, who hate the...


An American in Limbo

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Almost 70 years after his death, George Gershwin occupies a curious place in classical music. Widely acclaimed in his own time and for some decades afterward, the master of both popular song and concert-hall music has fallen in...



Tagalog Afternoon

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une 12 marks the 108th anniversary of the Philippines being ceded by Spain to U.S. control and is a national holiday in that country. This weekend, there will be an early Philippine Independence Day Celebration in Euless. To ma...


New Name, Same Notes

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Every year, the TCU/Cliburn Piano Institute holds a month’s worth of recitals to give classical music lovers a way to get out of the heat. This year is somewhat different, though, as the educational institution and the concer...