David Krasnow appears in the following:
Monday, October 03, 2011
“General Orders No. 9” was the document in which Robert E. Lee ordered his troops to surrender to Ulysses S. Grant. A film of the same name by Robert Persons never refers to this document or to the Civil War itself, which is strange. There is a lot ...
Monday, September 12, 2011
Friday, August 26, 2011
When Malcolm X was assassinated at 39, his book nearly died with him. Today it stands as a milestone in America’s struggle with race.
Friday, August 19, 2011
Friday, August 05, 2011
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Friday, June 17, 2011
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Mark my words: the beginning of the 21st century is going to be remembered as a golden age of chamber music. A case in point is the new debut from the Janus Trio, I Am Not.
Monday, January 03, 2011
This is the handsomest set of the essays that made H. L. Mencken famous.
Thursday, November 25, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Friday, November 19, 2010
Monday, July 26, 2010
Matt Schickele is a tragically underrated songwriter who has put out a handful of solo records of piercing strangeness and beauty. Delicate and jagged, Schickele's harmonies constantly edge toward the dissonant while staying just this side of earworm. On The Badger Game, he sings over perfectly realized small chamber arrangements, but there's nothing trendy about it. Son of the composer and educator Peter Schickele, Matt comes to his classical eclecticism by birthright, and he has composed an opera (in progress), a large number of published bagpipe tunes, and music in many other genres. Fans of Sufjan Stevens and Andrew Bird should all take note: this record bears repeated -- obsessively repeated -- listening.
Thursday, June 10, 2010
A volume of collected stories by any writer can be daunting, but Lydia Davis’s are all so small and seemingly light that dipping in and out feels easy. Her tone often seems dry or ironic (as with the wonderfully titled 'Samuel Johnson Is Indignant'). But beware: Davis packs a punch. ...
Tuesday, June 01, 2010
Guillermo del Toro was an inspired pick to direct the The Hobbit, the prequel to the Lord of the Rings trilogy. If anybody can keep Bilbo from getting cute – and keep Gollum genuinely creepy -- it’s the director of Pan’s Labyrinth. When del Toro visited Studio 360 last ...
Friday, May 28, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Caetano Veloso is called the Bob Dylan of Brazil; it may be Dylan who’s flattered there. At 67, Veloso continues to make music with the grace of a poet and the ebullience of a kid. In recent years his sound has been reinvigorated by the sharp edges of his son ...
Sunday, May 02, 2010
The late Leslie Buck (nee Laszlo Büch) had no training in graphics – he was in the cup business – but he had an eye for design, and he achieved something singular: an immortal disposable cup. The pseudo-Grecian lettering and ornament celebrated the venerable New York institution of the Greek ...
Friday, April 23, 2010
We've heard how contentious the process of confirming judges has become. So how exactly did Denny Chin get appointed to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals by a 98 to 0 vote? Perhaps the senators took into account his extracurriculars. Chin has led an unusual project in which lawyers create ...