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The Unique Sadness of Mourning the Musicians Who Helped Us Grieve

With the deaths of Ellis Marsalis, Adam Schlesinger, and John Prine, I’m left wondering whether music really can help us heal

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OOver the past month, I have found myself relying on the warmth of familiar music. As bad news accumulates, I am returning to the records of my…




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Hanif Abdurraqib

Hanif Abdurraqib

Poet. Writer. | Ohioan.

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