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Not many people can say they changed the world and make it stick. In
Myself Among Others: A Life in Music, George Wein does.
I have often been asked the difference between movie reviews and film
criticism; and after much thought, I've decided the answer is about one
"In society the homosexual's life must be discreetly concealed. As
material for drama, that life must be even more intensely concealed.
War correspondents frequently suffer from what might be diagnosed as
Ernie Pyle Syndrome.
Lew Wasserman, who died last summer at 89, was not only the most
powerful and influential man in Hollywood over the past half-century but
also the most enigmatic.
Romeo Dallaire has the name of a silent-movie star and a face to match:
clear eyes, ample mustache, chin of cleft granite.
In 1900 Maurice Denis painted a large canvas titled Hommage à
Cézanne, which shows the esteemed master next to one of his
paintings and surrounded by a crowd of admiring yo
Near the end of Parallels and Paradoxes, a recent collection of
dialogues on music and society between the conductor and pianist Daniel
Barenboim, music director of the Chicago Symphony
In the film from which there is no escape and no going back, The
Matrix, the writer-director team of Andy and Larry Wachowski
presented a grim choice between truth and illusion.
Writing may be fighting, as Ishmael Reed famously opined, but most
writers know the difference. There are, of course, some who blur the
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