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Top Ten for November 23, 2022

The Honourable Woman, 2014 series from Hugo Blick of The Shadow Line fame – maybe the best thing Le Carré didn't write

Black Earth Rising, another Blick series, this time on the Rwandan genocide, which led me to Rwanda's Untold Story, a BBC documentary which digs into the many layers of culpability and blame, as well as Gérard Prunier’s Africa's World War: Congo, the Rwandan Genocide, and the Making of a Continental Catastrophe

There's a terrific History of Africa series that the BBC produced in association with UNESCO’s African history project

RIP HR Gigeresque sculptor Lee BontecouNYT obit

The tangent piano, another proto-piano of the 18th century along with the virginal, fortepiano, harpsichord, etc

A new cubism exhibition at the Met – there’s a video walkthrough – as well as a Jason Farago artwork-deep-dive from 2019 I missed on a Gris

George Benjamin’s remarkable Written On Skin opera from 2013

So ... we can read minds now: things seen, things read

Marc-André Hamelin’s recording of Samuil Feinberg’s piano sonatas

San Antonio’s Riverwalk canal system, a parallel community unto itself


Top Ten inspired by Greil Marcus’ long-running columns

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