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How Music Works, by David Byrne

Having somehow let Talking Heads pass me by as a teenager, I’ve been discovering the joys of David Byrne recently. The Strong Songs podcast had a terrific analysis of the Stop Making Sense concert movie, which is astonishingly good on every level. T

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East-west divergence in central bank action will not last much longer

Fed shift towards raising rates will make it hard for China and Japan not to tighten monetary policy

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Kamila Valieva expected to take to ice for medal-deciding free skate amid doping controversy

• Why Olympic figure skaters don't get dizzy

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Democrats Helped Build The Social Safety Net. Why Are Many Now Against Expanding It?

Today’s Democrats fancy themselves as the party that trusts the evidence — wherever it might lead. This is why they invest heavily in science and technology and set up arms of government to translate that knowledge into action. But despite claiming to pri

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