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“Everything they said to each other, how they interacted, was nothing but a dance. It was hilarious to watch two superegos dance around each other. Neither one of them was going to be the first one to give it up.” Over at JazzTimes, A. D. Amorosi reveals what happened when two legends met—and, tantalizingly, what might have been—in the fascinating “The Ballad of Miles Davis and Prince.”

If I were asked to describe Liz Garbus’s 2011 film Bobby Fischer Against the World in one word, I’d have to say, “heartbreaking.” But don’t let that stop you from seeing it if you haven’t already. Watch it for free right here.

Separating art from the artist: “If I had not existed,” William Faulkner told The Paris Review, “someone else would have written me, Hemingway, Dostoyevsky, all of us. Proof of that is that there are about three candidates for the authorship of Shakespeare’s plays. But what is important is Hamlet and A Midsummer Night’s Dream, not who wrote them, but that somebody did. The artist is of no importance. Only what he creates is important.”



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