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Everything Happens on Telegraph Avenue

In one sense, not a lot happens in Michael Chabon’s Telegraph Avenue. In fact, you could summarize the plot in a sentence or two. (I won’t give it away.) But, on another level, Telegraph Avenue is the center of our cultural universe circa 2010. Narrowly viewed, Telegraph Avenue presents a cultural history of Oakland CA […]

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Cloud Atlas Sextet: Music to be Read

I haven’t seen the movie version of David Mitchell’s Cloud Atlas, but he gave the film makers a vote of confidence (Translating ‘Cloud Atlas’ Into the Language of Film) recently, so it’s on my must see list. Cloud Atlas has been out since 2004; so many of you will have read it. The purpose of […]

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