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The Sound of Music

Like music, art doesn’t allow us to transform our nature or bring us closer to some abstract ideal of what we should be. But both help us shift our perspective and allow more stories to come into view.

Imitation Blues

At that moment, I understood through an experience what I’ve known intellectually for a long time; the greatest strength of American capitalism lies in its ability to steal and neutralize the authentic, local culture and art of the enslaved, the poor, and the dissatisfied.
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