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John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness
John Cage on Human Nature, Constructive Anarchy, and How Silence Helps Us Enlarge Each Other’s Goodness

“It is essential that we be convinced of the goodness of human nature, and we must act as though people are good.”

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The Best Music Books of 2012
The Best Music Books of 2012

From the neuroscience of talent to the illustrated Beatles, by way of Zen Buddhism and how creativity works.

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10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent
10 Rules for Students, Teachers, and Life by John Cage and Sister Corita Kent

“Nothing is a mistake. There’s no win and no fail, there’s only make.”

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A Lesson in Listening from John Cage
A Lesson in Listening from John Cage

A simple and beautiful reminder that we only hear what we listen to.

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Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life
Charles Bukowski, Arthur C. Clarke, Annie Dillard, John Cage, and Others on the Meaning of Life

“We are here to laugh at the odds and live our lives so well that Death will tremble to take us.”

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Good Morning, Mr. Orwell: John Cage, George Plimpton, and the World’s First Satellite “Installation”
Good Morning, Mr. Orwell: John Cage, George Plimpton, and the World’s First Satellite “Installation”

Countering George Orwell’s dystopian vision with improvisational music and experimental art.

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