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Original Essays | August 18, 2014

Ian Leslie: IMG Empathic Curiosity



Today, we wonder anxiously if digital media is changing our brains. But if there's any time in history when our mental operations changed... Continue »
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Life by Keith Richards
Life

beamends, January 1, 2012

They story of Keith Richards' life is as fascinating as the story of the Rolling Stones, and he delves deep into his memories of both in "Life." Some of what he tells is expected, much unexpected, but it is all Keith.
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Careless Love/Last Train to Memphis by Peter Guralnick
Careless Love/Last Train to Memphis

beamends, September 20, 2011

I gave this set as a gift to a longtime Elvis fan and have gotten rave reviews. This is a detailed, intensely researched book that has satisfied a very discriminating EP aficionado. I've started reading my own copy of Last Train to Memphis and am finding it fascinating. Even if this were not the story of an American icon, it would be an engrossing story. Finally, Elvis is seen as a man who happened to become King rather than a King who succumbed to the pressures of his reign.
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War Dances by Sherman Alexie
War Dances

beamends, January 1, 2011

Humor, pain, irony, helplessness, hopefulness - Alexie captures all of it in War Dances. A mix of short stories and poems this is another outstanding offering from one of my favorite authors.
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