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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.…

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1. We Ran Out Of Cool, New Stuff After NASA’s high-quality run-in with Pluto last week, there are no more planets (dwarf or otherwise) that anyone really cares enough about to see. Unless Eris is guaranteed to have a Bay of LeBron James or Dumbledore Mountain, then what’s the point? But our disappoint doesn’t end…

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…

Iowa City, Iowa native, Brendan Hanks (formerly known as Ex-Action Model), has been creating electronic music for over a decade. Often working at the intersection of dance music and ambience, he crafts sharp melodies and ocherous textures set against brittle beats. Hanks released his first album under the Ex-Action Model moniker, Dropland, in the fall…