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Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys
Setting Times stories to music: From Nancy Sinatra to Arctic Monkeys

Sometimes I think of the Great Reads as a kind of camera: zooming in for a lingering close-up of a person or a place, panning away to capture the surrounding scene. I love it when the stories reveal through showing, not telling. A photographer named Colin Rich has done the same thing for Los Angeles at night, creating a gorgeous time-lapse video called “City Lights.” These moments reawakened me to the beauty of L.A.: Molten-lava traffic streaming down streets whose mathematical grids try, in vain, to impose order on a wild city. The marine layer flowing in from the sea like rivers running backward. A Ferris wheel shooting sparks over the Pacific Ocean. ...

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