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J.S. Bach at 328 (and other classical composers)

March 20 not only marks the first day of spring at 6:02 a.m., it’s also the 328th birth anniversary of classical composer Johann Sebastian Bach. Revered for artistic beauty and technical command, Bach’s compositions include the Brandenburg Concertos, The Well-Tempered Clavier, and the evil-sounding Toccata and Fugue in d-minor.  Enjoy rediscovering a classical composer with one of the following biographies:

Today in Literature 3.20.2013

"On this day in 1852, Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin was published. At least one publisher turned the book down on the grounds that a novel by a woman on such a controversial subject was too risky. He must have regretted it: the novel sold 10,000 copies in the first week, 300,000 copies in a year, and became America's first million-seller. It also brought Stowe hate mail -- in one case, a black, human ear."


It's Spring!

Okay, it's almost Spring, and it's currently colder than [insert simile of your choice] outside, but here are some vaguely Spring-related items to warm you up.



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