Experience a touch of the rare tingling elation that composer and pianist J.J. Wright ’14MSM, ’17DMA felt this spring when his Easter Vigil-themed sequence of five jazz oratorios, Drama and Devotion, premiered inside a landmark 16th century church in Rome.
Two core things about my life enable me to understand the Parable of the Unmerciful Servant, the story in Matthew’s Gospel about the king who forgives his servant an enormous debt, only to see that same servant hold a fellow servant accountable for a modest one.
Forest Wallace, as Cloten, gives Shakespeare's verse a hip-hop update to woo the king's daughter Imogen. Cloten dismisses the music his attending lords play, then asks them give him a beat. Listen:
We all know how the story ends. Many of us know how the story goes. There’s the wintry arrival at the cabin by the lake, the cholera epidemic and other early hardships, and the devastating fire of 1879 — his faithful re-imagining of the university he founded and his mythical “too small a dream” speech.
The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science doesn’t have a single recipe within the first 80 pages. Instead, J. Kenji López-Alt takes his time talking about what knives, tools and other kitchen accoutrement you need and why. It’s only after that he turns to breakfast (my personal favorite meal of the day) and spends 44 pages just on eggs.
Neither snow nor rain nor the gap between heaven and earth could stay this courier from the completion of his appointed rounds. . . .
Listen in as director Christy Burgess and the cast of Cymbeline find the right personal and cultural references to help them define their characters.
After last month’s violence in Charlottesville and its disturbing political repercussions, towns across the nation are pulling down their Confederate statues and monuments, while debate over their meaning and place in American culture continues. Removing these statues is an understandable approach. But is it the right one?
Practicing medicine in the tropics entails more than its fair share of the unpredictable, a factor that only increases during Atlantic hurricane season. Last month, as Houston was flooded by Hurricane Harvey’s relentless rains, Haiti pitched in to help.
People made aware of my abstinence in telephonic mobility and my antisocial behavior with social media usually react in disbelief.
As the years go by I become more and more fond of saying, “The older I get the better I look in gray.”
Josh Crudup could fool some people back in the day, or at least win them over with the sheer force of cuteness.
Harriet Martineau wrote “Briery Creek” in the winter of 1833-34 as part of her Illustrations of Political Economy series, tales of everyday life that introduced readers to the principles of economics. Although she was called an infidel from numerous pulpits across the English-speaking world, readers bought her books by the thousands.
Some literary quests are neither epic nor successful. Discuss.