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Staff Picks: Absolutely on Music

After reading more than half of Absolutely on Music: Conversations with Seiji Ozawa, by Haruki Murakami, I realized that the title is a pun. In classical music, some pieces have extra musical associations, such as Hector Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique, which musically embodies the accompanying narrative of a passionate lover gone mad. Pieces that don’t have … Read More

Staff Picks: Circe by Madeline Miller

I’ve had an interest in Greek mythology going back to middle school, when we had a unit on the subject in our English class. Around the same time, I read the Percy Jackson series of novels (the original five – the spin-off series, and the other novels released under the Rick Riordan Presents imprint, were … Read More