Other People’s Lives

Ray Davies. <I>V2</i>

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Four decades after his Kinks helped spearhead the British Invasion, Ray Davies has finally launched a solo career. And it was worth the wait. Familiar and startling at once, Other People’s Lives finds his wry, wistful voice—a major influence on Morrissey and every other introspective rock crooner—in peak form, while the witty compositions crackle with a young man’s passion. Plumbing themes of change, aging, and triumphant renewal, Davies rebuffs his demons on the brooding “After the Fall,” sighing, “The sun will shine again,” then stares down mortality in the snappy, soul-influenced “Run Away From Time.” Fans of his quaint melodies and sympathetic portraits of everyday people may prefer the lovely “Next Door Neighbour,” but whatever the style, there’s not a false track in the bunch. Watch out for this exciting “newcomer,” because he’s off to a terrific start.

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Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

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Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

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