Archive • March 2015

Twenty Five Recordings Named American Treasures

posted March 26, 2015


The US Library of Congress has announced this year’s 25 additions to its National Recording Registry, bringing the number of recordings on the listing of the country's key recordings to 425. The Registry serves to remind Americans that sound recordings, like audio-visual ones, require careful preservation, and that they’re something to marvel at and cherish.

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Songs from Over the Top

posted March 4, 2015


Jayson Beaster-Jones argues that critics have barely noticed “perhaps the most distinctive feature of any Indian film: its songs,” and most glaring has been the “minimal, if any, discussion of musical sounds or the people who create these sounds.” He explains what has been missed.

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