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Shakey: Neil Young’s Biography, by Jimmy McDonough

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on August 5, 2009




No one really expects jazz musicians to make big money. Same with all but a handful of top classical players. But there’s a reason for the term “rock star,” and it has a lot to do with money…

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Michelangelo & the Pope’s Ceiling, by Ross King

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 31, 2009




Everybody wants to have super power. My wish is not just to fly (that’s easy), but to fly through time…

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13 Things That Don’t Make Sense, by Michael Brooks

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 30, 2009




The part of the universe that we can see makes up only four percent of its mass. So-called dark matter and dark energy make up the remaining ninety-six percent, but what exactly is it?

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The Character of Physical Law, by Richard Feynman

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 29, 2009




This book–the text of seven lectures given to students at Cornell University in 1965– should be required reading for every teacher, regardless of the subject they teach.

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How Doctors Think, by Jerome Groopman, M.D.

by Derwood Hunsdale-Talbot on July 25, 2009




Pity the poor physician. Compelled above all to “first, do no harm,” when experience shows him or her that doing harm is almost a necessary consequence of good doctoring. As patients, we expect our physicians to be inerrant, knowledgeable of every new study and healing technology. We also expect them to be deeply empathetic, sympathetic and to care about our case like it’s the only one that really matters.

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