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A Tortured Chronicle: Severn Documents Keats’s Last Days

As JOHN KEATS lay dying in 1821, he only companion was JOSEPH SEVERN, who in letters to the Keats circle chronicled the consumptive poet's torturous final days.
by David McGee
 

 
 

First Global Topographic Model of Mercury

NASA’s MESSENGER mission has unveiled the first global Digital Elevation Model (DEM) of Mercury, revealing in stunning detail the topography across the entire innermost planet.
by David McGee
 

 

 

‘A Particular Anarchic Brand of Music Theater’

In the spirit of The Residents, London's BASTARD ASSIGNMENTS make their album debut with 'a particular anarchic brand of music theater,' according to our ROBERT HUGILL. Read on....
by David McGee
 

 
 

Dancing the Dance of Stars and Space

The NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope provides a spectacular image of the bright star-forming ring that surrounds the heart of the barred spiral galaxy NGC 1097. Also: Like a ship plowing through still waters, the giant star Zeta...
by David McGee
 

 

 

Oldest Recorded Supernova: Last Remnants of Chinese ‘Guest Star’ of 185 A.D.

A truly cool image, combined from data from four different space telescopes, shows all that remains of the oldest documented example of supernova RCW 86, which the Chinese documented in 185 A.D. as a mysterious "guest star" in ...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Ranchers 4 Peace Mark Trayvon Martin Anniversary, Ready 2nd EP

RANCHERS 4 PEACE, the father-daughter duo of Charles and Ray Duncan, marks the anniversary of the Trayvon Martin shooting and continues work on its new EP. Free download for Deep Roots readers.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Jammin’ On the High Seas

Originally given away free as a collectible to patrons of the annual Rhythm & Blues Cruise , Robert Mugge’s hour-and-a-half documentary offers an in-depth look at the fabled after-hours jams sessions aboard ship, when...
by David McGee
 

 
 

Of Heart, Soul & the Collaborative Dance

The collaborative art of heart and soul via solid new albums by the ERNIE WATTS QUARTET and the combo led by LAFAYETTE HARRIS JR. with guest legend HOUSTON PERSON on tenor sax.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Music a Remedy

In his monumental ANATOMY OF MELANCHOLY, published in 1621, ROBERT BURTON argued for, among other things, music as a remedy for melancholy. It might work.
by David McGee