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Some man-made things are classics – a classy song, a fantastic movie or a superb book for instance. Here’s a review of a great piece of music in which a visiting professor of Music talks about why he thinks Black Messiah (album) by D’ Angelo is such a fine piece. In doing so, he analyses the rhythm, harmony, melodies and lyrics of the songs.

View story at Medium.com

Continuation of politics in Romance

The second read for today is about a power couple – Mary Anne and Benjamin Disraeli. The match, as the book and this book review say, was a strange one. Mary Anne Disraeli was nothing of a model political wife. She was eccentric in her dressing and in her language – she was adept at making “spicy” conversations. Her spouse – the famous British conservative politician of the 19th century – had been a failure at many things before he met and subsequently married her. However, the book on this strange couple points to an important insight – that the Disraelis’ personal life was responsible for much of Benjamin Disraeli’s political success. The reviewer further uses this information to point to an advantage that Hillary Clinton has as a politician.

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/01/the-strangest-power-couple/383499/

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