Musical Feeling vs Feeling Music

Last night I attended a very interesting Argentine tango lesson. And I actually mean interesting, not “interesting” as a polite euphemism for “bad”. The instructor focused on bringing musicality to the dance, emphasizing the importance of dancing both rhythmicaly and stylistically in tune with the music–and therefore dancing every song (more or less) differently.

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Is “Race” About Appearance or Culture?

Ari MarmellĀ commented on an essay by Saladin Ahmed about the portrayal of race in A Game of Thrones (both the show and the books), and while I don’t have anything to say on that specific series, the topic of racial/cultural representation in fantasy fiction is one I worry about.

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