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part of Pretty Boys & Pathos, an ongoing column exploring the men of classic Hollywood In a July 1953 letter to writer Budd Schulberg about casting On the Waterfront, famed director Elia Kazan wrote: “If we don’t get Brando, I’m for Paul Newman. This boy will definitely be a film star. I have absolutely no doubt.…

Ever a lover of thought experiments, my college boyfriend once asked me what, in three words, was my life philosophy. I no longer remember my exact answer, but I’m almost positive it was “Be here now,” a collegiate attempt to live in the moment while simultaneously paying homage to the 1997 Oasis album of the same…

When I first started playing the violin in the fourth grade, my parents went violin crazy. If there was someone playing violin on a TV show or in a commercial, they immediately called for me to come see or listen to it. My mom would record episodes of shows for me to watch later because…

Prelude I do not truly remember the first time I heard  ….. sofferte onde serene …1 in concert; in fact, I can’t remember exactly when my fascination with Luigi Nono’s composition actually began. As with many pieces, I remember hearing of its importance—its combined use of solo piano and tape2—from friends and colleagues long before…