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In its inaugural year in Durham, Moogfest continued its legacy of functioning as both a summit for music nerds and as an event a casual listener could wander into and enjoy, striking a comfortable balance between the two. For every D∆WN or Lunice that you could lose your mind dancing to, there was some seriously cerebral shit to sit around and contemplate. Impeccably curated and spread out over more than a dozen venues, Moogfest was impossible to fully capture, but these performances were among those that captivated me: Blood Orange Became Iconic Before Our Eyes Photo by Gus Samarco, courtesy of Moogfest Photo by Eric Waters, courtesy of Moogfest. 21 Books That Changed Science Fiction And Fantasy Forever. Speculative fiction is the literature of change and discovery.
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