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Duke Ellington was born on this day in 1899.

Amy Day Wilkinson has an excellent essay at Bloom about the work of Jo Ann Beard.

Masha Gessen on Russian exiles.

Judy Berman on Muriel Spark’s Loitering With Intent.

What will be the fate of Gabriel García Márquez’s final novel?

Mark Richardson talked with Marc Weidenbaum about his book on Aphex Twin.

David Berry on twenty years of Space Ghost Coast to Coast.

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