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trevormorrismusic: Here is one of my favorite cues I wrote from (the sadly canceled) show MOONLIGHT. Its called “Saving Josh”, and its one Im pretty proud of. T. Gorgeous. Layer after layer of it. I’m a sucker for a nice triadic ostinato anyway, but as each layer is introduced—strings, first harmonic, then solo, and then the drum with its quiet accents…well, I guess what I’m trying to say is: it’s pretty.

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Book reviews roundup: Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain and Heartbreak Hotel | Books | The Guardian

Book reviews roundup: Servants: A Downstairs View of Twentieth-century Britain and Heartbreak Hotel | Books | The Guardian Lethbridge’s book charts the ‘halting escape of women from servitude’. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images “Money might not buy happiness but it certainly sponsors battiness. Waldorf Astor only liked milk from his own herd, so whenever the Astors went to Scotland, one of their cows would travel with them on the train.” Craig Brown in the Mail on Sunday…

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Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds – News releases – News – The University of Sheffield

Expression of emotion in books declined during 20th century, study finds – News releases – News – The University of Sheffield We report here trends in the usage of “mood” words, that is, words carrying emotional content, in 20th century English language books, using the data set provided by Google that includes word frequencies in roughly 4% of all books published up to the year 2008. We find evidence for distinct historical periods of positive…

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Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism – Jessica Luther – The Atlantic

Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism – Jessica Luther – The Atlantic Beyond Bodice-Rippers: How Romance Novels Came to Embrace Feminism The genre is known for promoting traditional gender roles, but a new generation of writers is challenging these conventions. Jessica Luther Mar 18 2013, 8:04 AM ET In A Lady Awakened, the heroine uses the hero for sex (Bantam) “Bodice-rippers,” the most famous term associated with the romance genre are, according to…

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