Thursday, November 11, 2010
David Amram has composed more than 100 orchestral and chamber music works, written numerous scores for Broadway and film, authored three books, and played dozens of instruments from over 25 countries, including the jazz French horn, an unusual instrument/genre pairing in which he has long been considered a pioneer. The artists Amram has collaborated with are some of the greatest names in the music and entertainment: Langston Hughes, Dizzy Gillespie, Dustin Hoffman, Willie Nelson, Thelonious Monk, Arthur Miller, Charles Mingus, Tito Puente, Charlie Parker, Jack Kerouac, and Leonard Bernstein, who chose him as The New York Philharmonic's first composer-in-residence in 1966.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Thirty-six year old Scott Walker has played all over the National Hockey League -- Vancouver, Nashville, Raleigh. This year, the journeyman arrived on the Washington Capitals. He hoped he'd get another appearance in the Stanley Cup playoffs, and he did. But his wife and kids stayed behind, and kept the car in Raleigh. So how does Walker get to work? Takes the DC Metro, it turns out.
Below, Walker describes his first ride. Turns out DC's distance-based fare system flummoxed him a bit. When he got off the train near Verizon Center, where the Caps play, he had it easy though -- just follow all the jersey-wearing fans and you'll find your way to work, buddy.
This story doesn't have a happy ending, though: the Capitals were eliminated last night by Montreal, ending one of the most-hyped and star-studded runs at the Stanley Cup. Walker, Alex Ovechkin and the rest of the Capitals have a hot DC summer to ride the train and think about what today is being called the "Capital Collapse."
Friday, April 09, 2010
Most people know Cherie Currie as the lead singer of the '70s all-girl rock band The Runaways, but it turns out that she's had at least a half a dozen other strange and dazzling careers since then, including writer, retail clerk and chainsaw artist.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Have former governors Sarah Palin and Mike Huckabee chosen to forgo politics in order to cultivate their celebrity status? That's the view of our guest, New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, who writes in an op-ed this week that both candidates chose to cash in on their celebrity following the 2008 elections, instead of working towards wider policy and governing experience. We also speak with Cindy Gallop, an advertising consultant and former chair of the advertising agency BBH.
Friday, March 06, 2009
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The thing I remember most vividly about beginning my internship at TransAfrica Forum, the foreign policy lobbyist group founded in 1977 to pressure the U.S. Government to do right by Africa and the African Diaspora, was that I didn't want to be there.
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Contributor's notes: It's not easy being Kobe
“There can only be one,” reads the tagline of the NBA’s 2008 playoff marketing campaign, splitting the faces of top players to emphasize that no one gets a participation award. Yet, the Los Angeles Lakers Game 5, 103-98 victory over the Boston Celtics, ...
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
- Michael Clayton (producer/actor, 2007)
- Sketches of Frank Gehry (director/producer/cinematographer, 2005)
- Cold Mountain (producer, 2003)
- The Firm (director/producer, 1993)
- Out of Africa (director, 1985)
- Tootsie (director/actor, 1982)
- Absence of Malice (director, 1981)
- Three Days of the Condor (director, 1975)
- They Shoot Horses, Don't They? (director, 1969)
View a slideshow of Sydney Pollack's life in movies, produced by The New York Times.