The Cinch Review Music, metaphysics, and more 2016-07-21T17:40:26Z http://www.cinchreview.com/feed/atom/ Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[The Same Lessons, Unlearned]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=16010 2016-07-15T20:44:47Z 2016-07-15T16:26:53Z What level of atrocity is required to change the calculus?

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Bob Dylan – Fallen Angels (and Rising Prayers)]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15979 2016-06-23T00:24:55Z 2016-06-21T01:12:23Z There's so much one could say about this album, precisely because it was designed to have endless depth. That depth is in the songs, the singing, the playing, as well as the gorgeousness of the recording. In all of these aspects the album brims with a love that seems to overflow out of the speakers; these songs of great love are performed with great love.

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Unknowing the Enemy]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15950 2016-06-14T18:52:55Z 2016-06-12T23:29:37Z Seven months ago, in the Paris jihad attacks, 130 people were killed. Then there were 14 killed in the jihad attack in San Bernardino in December. In the Brussels jihad attacks, three months ago, 32 were killed. About 12 hours after at least 50 people were massacred this morning in Orlando by a man who […]

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Listen to Bob Dylan’s Fallen Angels (stream)]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15907 2016-05-13T00:52:13Z 2016-05-12T19:37:34Z Bob Dylan's latest, Fallen Angels, is to be officially released on May 20th (four days ahead of Mr. Dylan's 75th birthday). But you can listen to whole thing now via a streaming broadcast from NPR, embedded below.

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[The Dog in the Mirror]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15894 2016-05-12T13:13:21Z 2016-05-12T01:44:42Z Do dogs lack "self-awareness" because they don't look at themselves in mirrors - as compared to chimpanzees and people?

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Happy Passover]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15875 2016-05-13T00:29:43Z 2016-04-23T01:21:15Z The Bible tells stories, that’s all; except that these stories cause tidal waves and earthquakes: the mountains leap, the mighty fall. (You just need to have the patience to see it unfold.) There is no story more often remembered and retold than that of the Passover, and this on one level seems to be the […]

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Karma Comes Up Short for Robert F. Kennedy School]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15854 2016-04-14T13:50:17Z 2016-04-13T19:09:35Z A few years back I wrote in this space about a public school in New York City that was utilizing the Hindu concept of karma to teach good behavior to its students, as evidenced by prominent signs both outside and inside the school referring to karma and relating it to specific behaviors. That was the […]

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Bob Dylan, “Melancholy Mood”]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15823 2016-04-13T21:16:28Z 2016-04-07T16:41:49Z It is (in the sense of those things these days) Bob Dylan’s hot new single: “Melancholy Mood.” The song is best known from its recording by Harry James and his Orchestra, with brand new boy singer Frank Sinatra, in 1939. It was the B-side of “From the Bottom of My Heart.” Neither side charted, though […]

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[One Day in America]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15793 2016-02-13T13:59:00Z 2016-02-13T02:24:56Z It’s all in how you look at it, isn’t it? “Oh, a few people got stabbed in Ohio. Big deal.” Or this: In Columbus, Ohio, yesterday (Thursday) evening, a man entered a restaurant named Nazareth, armed with a machete. The restaurant serves Middle Eastern food. It is owned by a gregarious man named Hany Baransi. […]

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Sean Curnyn http://www.cinchreview.com/ <![CDATA[Three Score and Ten]]> http://www.cinchreview.com/?p=15757 2016-01-21T22:00:34Z 2016-01-16T23:24:19Z It was a passing thing, the merest of blips in the constantly gushing torrent of news, if even by chance one happened to have noticed it at all. It was simply this: Two widely reported celebrity deaths happened in quick succession, and both persons died at the age of 69. The first was the pop-music […]

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