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Gorman’s Iconic Slide

The clarinet player who could arguably be said to have had the most influence on the history of twentieth century classical music is not a household name, nor even remotely …

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Pure Gold

Every now and then, to refresh my soul and rejuvenate my being, I listen again to Glenn Gould playing Bach’s Goldberg Variations. It is the recording I return to more …

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The Robots are Coming…

For years scientists have been predicting that computers will eventually take over all the work in the world. Visions have been painted of humans in the future putting their feet …

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In Praise of Skipping

15 minutes jogging:           120 calories 15 minutes walking:         50 calories 15 minutes swimming:     105 calories 15 minutes vacuuming:    53 calories 15 minutes climbing stairs: 120 calories 15 …

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Nature’s Minstrels

Until recently birds were underestimated, even by biologists – “bird-brained” was by no means a complimentary term – but opinion is gradually changing as publications such as The Genius of …

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