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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.…

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…

From poet Candice Wuehle and musician Andrew Morgan comes MOON CRADLE: Gemini, a reflection on those twins—the gods and lovers—the Geminis. Candice Wuehle is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in Iowa City, Iowa where she has taught rhetoric and creative writing at The University of Iowa. She additionally holds a Masters in Literature…

For H. For sorrow’s eye, glazed with blinding tears, Divides one thing entire to many objects; Like perspectives, which rightly gazed upon Show nothing but confusion, eyed awry Distinguish form: so your sweet majesty, Looking awry upon your lord’s departure, Find shapes of grief, more than himself to wail; Which, look’d on as it is, is…

For H. There is no such thing as phenomenology, but there are indeed phenomenological problems. Ludwig Wittgenstein Although Blue is often assumed to be Derek Jarman’s last film (that honor goes to Glitterbug, which premiered several months after his death from AIDS-related complications), it was certainly the last film I watched with you. It consists of…