The secrets of self-taught, high-performing musicians

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There’s more than practice to becoming a world-class expert

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Excelling as a musician takes practice and requires opportunities

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Americans who aren’t sure about God are a fast-growing force in politics

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Rethinking the K-pop industry’s silence during the Black Lives Matter movement

K-pop band BTS and their company, Big Hit, have donated money to Black Lives Matter. Most bands and companies in the industry have not made any sort of statements. Dia…

Pussy Riot arrest at Sochi reinforces their cult status

The lesser known ‘faces’ of Pussy Riot. Igor Mukhin at ru.wikipedia

Hip-hop is the soundtrack to Black Lives Matter protests, continuing a tradition that dates back to the blues

Hip-hop is the soundtrack to Black Lives Matter protests, continuing a tradition that dates back to the blues

Don’t be so shocked at the Falwell claims – research on Christian sex websites reveals an adventurous side to evangelical sexual culture

Don’t be so shocked at the Falwell claims – research on Christian sex websites reveals an adventurous side to evangelical sexual culture

Compton commodified: NWA was always a blend of fiction and reality

Under the guidance of Eazy-E, NWA commodified a more sinister version of the Los Angeles story, crafting a new brand of hardcore rap that moved from third-person descriptions of street…

Yeezus saves: Kanye West, hip hop and the language of slavery

West’s lyrics range from “I see the blood on the leaves”, harkening back to Billie Holiday’s Strange Fruit on the lynching of black men to “like them black kids in…

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