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O Death
Ralph Stanley, RIP

The last of the founding fathers of bluegrass banjo “has gone to be with the Lord.”

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Instrumental History
Tighten Up the Hide

Laurent Dubois’s history of the banjo is a worthy contribution, even if it strikes a few discordant notes.

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after same-sex marriage
Is Polyamory Next?

On its own terms, the logic of the same-sex marriage movement inexorably leads to the embrace of polyamory and, even, the removal of legal sanctions against incestuous marriages.

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