David Cronenberg

What Bernard Herrmann was to Alfred Hitchcock and Danny Elfman has been to TimBurton, Howard Shore is to David Cronenberg. As the director’s soniccollaborator since the ‘70s, Shore has scored 15 of his films. The composer wonOscars for his musi.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

 Atthe center of director David Cronenberg’s Cosmopolis is the despicable WallStreet hedge manager-global wheeler-dealer, Eric Parker ( Twilight’s David Pattinson). As ifhis hubris isn’t armor enough, this pallid young man (who se.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

<p> After debuting earlier this year at Cannes, David Cronenberg's new film, <em>Cosmopolis</em>, opened in the director's Canadian homeland and is scheduled for a U.S. release later this summer. Based on the novel by Don DeLillo and starring Rob.. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

John Kerr\'s scholarly, minutely researched account of the early years of psychoanalysis, concentrating on the collaboration between Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung and their eventual break, has been made into a major motion picture starring Viggo .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

At the conclusion of a world premiere performance of a new work on May 7, 1824, in Vienna’s Hoftheater, the composer stood silently facing away from the audience as they applauded and cheered. It was the greatest public success of his caree... Read more

Classical Music

The Scene: A novice wine drinker scurries nervously down the aisle of a local wine store. He studiously avoids eye contact with the "overly helpful" store employees who hover like Eddie Bauer associates around a 2-for-$25 rack of mock turtl... Read more


Sherlock Holmes will return to the big-screen late this December in a Guy Ritchie-directed adaptation starring Robert Downey Jr. as the great detective and Jude Law as his sidekick John Watson, but it’s doubtful the film will bear much rese... Read more

Today in Milwaukee

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett, Police Chief Ed Flynnand Milwaukee County District Attorney John Chisholm put together animpressively coordinated campaign against handgun violence after tracing thelast six shootings of Milwaukee police officer... Read more

Taking Liberties 12 Comments

On "Pondering the Night Sky," for example, Paleface marvels at something as simp The Show Is on the Road ,CD Reviews Read more

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