Ravi Shankar, who introduced the sitar (and in general, Indian music) to most of America, died yesterday at the age of 92. Here he is performing on the Dick Cavett show in 1971.

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Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.