Haruki Murakami said: I love pop culture—the Rolling Stones, the Doors, David Lynch, things like that.
It's hard to believe that Steve Reich is 70. His music still confounds and amazes, and he's still grappling with the world in his own ageless way. Here's the beginning of an astute tribute/assessment by Norman Lebrecht (the Greg Sandow of England).
A major paradigm shift has been brewing for some time, and the invention and dissemination of information and network technologies via computers has finally caused it to reach critical mass: the shift from cultures governed by the near-absolute authority of hierarchies to cultures formed and shaped by the people in them, through the networks they create with one another.