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A Low Point for High Culture

by James Lileks

Anyone who wanted to feel old, fusty, cranky, and despairing of the end of High Culture could scan recent cultural news and feel as if he had clambered into a handbasket and boarded the high-speed rail for Hades. Example A:

The Seattle Symphony performed a version of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s rap classic  “Baby Got Back.” 

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