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A prophet for our times

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The complex, controversial Italian film director Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922-75) – who lived through some of the most troubled moments in Italian and world history – speaks to our own time, in his criticism of both the right and the left and his warnings about the evils of consumerism, the pitfalls of globalism and the manipulation of new media, which in his day was television.

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In tune with history

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Musician and academic Christopher Brellochs shares the adventures of his “Music of the Gilded Age in the Hudson Valley” sabbatical, when he explored the area’s rich history through the music that might have been played during the period’s glory days.

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