Monthly Archives: November 2015


I think I may have found my world music album of the year: Shye Ben Tzur with Radiohead’s Jonny Greenwood and the Rajasthan Express. The same material I heard at Jerusalem’s Sacred Music Festival earlier this autumn. Magnificent.

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“That’s very true,” said Michael, thoughtfully. “By Jove! how fast things move, except in politics, and fog.” Their cab had come to a standstill. Michael let down the window again. “I’m fair lost, sir,” said the driver’s hoarse voice. “Ought … Continue reading

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When philosophers fight

This is, of course, what happens when you confuse “the world” with “possible world”.  A classic face-off in The NY Review of Books. [Via @aoscott]

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Sunday morning

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Big screen problems

No, I won’t be going to see “Spectre”. I was part of the tiny minority of curmudgeons that thought “Skyfall” was tedious, so I have absolutely no intention of being caught out again. (The Irish Times was a gallant exception … Continue reading

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