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  • R.I.P. Karlheinz Stockhausen

    The BBC is reporting that German composer Karlheinz Stockhausen, the center of the avant-guard universe for many, is dead. He passed on Wednesday in western Germany, the Stockhausen Foundation announced today. He was 79. Over the course of his life, Stockhausen--equal parts aural mathematician and mystic¬ócomposed over 200 pieces of music, pushing the boundaries of sound and music with every one. His followers span the spectrum from John Cage to Paul McCartney. He was a guru to most anyone that's ever done anything new in music, that's brushed off convention for even just a moment. For his upcoming 80th birthday, he had planned on publishing the 89-page manuscript to his Momente, composed between 1962 and '69, a work meant to represent the idea that "eternity that does not begin at the end of time but is attainable in every moment."
  • Everything Is Illuminated: the xx, Class Actress at Sonar, April 23

    [caption id="attachment_1409" align="alignnone" width="300" caption="By Josh Sisk"][/caption] All personal irritation aside due to a certain individual fist pumping and view-blocking throughout much of the xx's set at Sonar on Friday, this event, upon...

    TV Review: Broadchurch

    The BBC series Broadchurch, already critically acclaimed in its home country, crossed the pond Wednesday night to premiere on BBC America. The eight-part series follows the murder investigation of 11-year-old Danny Latimer, who is found dead on the...

    2013 Top 10 Home Videos and Streaming

    1. Shoah (the Criterion Collection DVD and Blu-ray) This is what people should be binge-watching. Claude Lanzmann filmed his nine-and-a-half-hour documentary on the Holocaust in the late '70s, when it was still a living memory for the middle-aged...

    News Hole

    Rounding the Corner: Sounds like whoever was doing the whipping did their job and kept delegates from watering down the House slots bill (with amendments on minority ownership, political donations, etc.), which the full HoD is expected to vote on today...