Punctuating my major articles on local ritual in rural China, having just added the contrasting recent posts Rāg Yaman Kalyan and Replies from the Complaints Department to my burgeoning *MUST READ!* category, they belong in this more radical distillation of the list—I am particularly attached to
- Navajo ceremonies
- My fantasy Chinese headline
- Czech–Chinese drôlerie, among several great stories from Paul Kratochvil
- Em creeps in with a pie, by the stellar Stella Gibbons
- Among several stories about Irish music, I like this.
As to listening, apart from the Chinese playlist in the sidebar (commentary here), there are links to a wealth of amazing music here:
And apart from my film, I consider the greatest gift of this blog to be
That’s just a selection—I find myself wanting to add more, but do also refer to leads on the home page!