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The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012
The Best Graphic Novels and Graphic Nonfiction of 2012

From music history to war trials by way of Hunter S. Thompson and Steve Jobs, with a side of Ancient China.

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Song Reader: Beck Revives the Romance of Sheet Music with 26 Illustrated Songs
Song Reader: Beck Revives the Romance of Sheet Music with 26 Illustrated Songs

“Each era finds something new to return to; things that seemed out of date have a way of coming back in new forms, and revealing aspects of themselves we might not have noticed before.”

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When Babbage and Dickens Waged a War on Noise
When Babbage and Dickens Waged a War on Noise

How the father of the computer enlisted the greatest Victorian novelist in ridding the streets of sound.

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Remembering the Godfather of World Music: Ravi Shankar + Philip Glass, 1990
Remembering the Godfather of World Music: Ravi Shankar + Philip Glass, 1990

East meets West in an exquisite meeting of the minds, hearts, and strings.

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How To Sing: A 1902 Illustrated Guide from the Great German Opera Singer Lilli Lehmann
How To Sing: A 1902 Illustrated Guide from the Great German Opera Singer Lilli Lehmann

“It is the artist’s task, through offering his best and most carefully prepared achievements, to educate the public, to ennoble it.”

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The Birth of Sound: Why the Big Bang Was Actually Silent
The Birth of Sound: Why the Big Bang Was Actually Silent

The science of why the wail of the baby Universe sounded like muffled highway traffic.

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