Category Archives: Music


Nick Indorf Hello Natural Selections readership, I am somewhat new to the Rockefeller community and very new to this publication, so I thought it might be a good idea to at least briefly introduce this column before jumping into the … Continue reading

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Culture Corner: On the 50th Anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s

  Bernie Langs Late 20th century philosophy took a longwinded detour from practical thought with its micro-analysis on the importance of the structure of language, but there is one idea that emerged that I find of great interest. It is … Continue reading

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The Golden Age of Hip Hop on the Silver Screen

Owen Clark Hip hop is dead. I can’t exactly recall the point at which I first heard this phrase, but it seems to be etched in my earliest memories of acquainting myself with rap music, and all of its accompanying … Continue reading

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A New Encounter on Stage: SugaGold

Alice Marino As soon as you arrive in New York City, you immediately learn that there is not much time to get bored. We are surrounded by tons of things to do, places to explore, museums to visit, new restaurants … Continue reading

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Culture Corner: Chuck Berry and the American Songbook—An Appreciation

By Bernie Langs I saw Chuck Berry, the founder of the music genre of rock ‘n’ roll in the 1950s, in concert in the midst of my life’s blur of the mid-to-late 1980s at a fairly small New York City … Continue reading

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The $100 Guitar Project

by Nick Didkovsky I am honored and pleased to share with my colleagues an NPR story that recently aired about my $100 Guitar Project. Two years ago, I bought a generic, no-name electric guitar online with a friend of mine … Continue reading

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CULTURE CORNER Book and Film Reviews: Austerlitz by W.G. Sebald & Celebration Day featuring Led Zeppelin

by Bernie Langs I waited impatiently for five years to view and listen to the one-time concert of the 2007 Led Zeppelin Reunion performance, and immediately bought the film the week it became available in November 2012. Celebration Day, the … Continue reading

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