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The face of beauty?

Does anyone hate the stars?
RELATED TOPICS: STARS
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After a near-riot broke out at one of our monthly book clubs, I was inspired to ponder the beauty of the stars. There’s a unifying thread to astronomy, so let me explain.

The book is the novel Orfeo by Richard Powers. It’s a narrative about a 70-year-old chemist/musician who sets out to break the “prison bars” of the piano keys and splice musical patterns into living cells — from a home-order genetics lab he set up in his kitchen. After being framed as a bio-terrorist, the protagonist spends much of his time dodging the Feds.

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