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Entries by Christopher Lydon from 01/2010

Terry Teachout's Pops: Culture-Changing Genius

| Posted 01.12.2010 | Books

Terry Teachout's fine reconsideration of the man called "Pops" solidifies Louis Armstrong's standing as not just the greatest horn player since the angel Gabriel, but an all-transforming artist at the level of James Joyce or even Shakespeare.

Erica Hirshler's Biography of a Masterpiece

| Posted 01.16.2010 | Books

Erica Hirshler and I are standing in many shades of awe in this conversation, in front of Boston's favorite painting by Boston's favorite painter. Hi...

Rebecca Goldstein's Ontological Urge: the 36 Arguments

| Posted 01.20.2010 | Books

Who knew that the God question is burning bright in our university neighborhood of brain scientists, mathematicians, computer geniuses, game theorists...

Harold Evans and His "Rag and Bone Men of the Opinion Trade"

| Posted 01.22.2010 | Media

Harold Evans, doubtless the finest English newspaper editor of his time, could make you weep in his memoir of formative days in Manchester and glory years with the Sunday Times of London.