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The Composer at the Frontier of Movie Music

The composers and filmmakers I spoke to about Britell emphasized the poetic intelligence he brings to his work. But his emotional reach is equally important. Part of his job is helping directors and producers feel things they can’t explain but know they want to feel. As Jesse Armstrong, the showrunner …

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5 Things to Do This Weekend

Even as theaters stretch, yawn and ready their return, recent initiatives to expand dance’s digital presence continue to bear fruit. Beginning Sunday, the inaugural “Past, Present, Future” dance film festival, presented by the online cultural platform ALL ARTS, offers “a time capsule of the thoughts, processes and artistry” of its …

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Amid Signs of Trouble, Can MOCA Find Its Footing?

LOS ANGELES — Klaus Biesenbach strutted through the Geffen Contemporary, the Museum of Contemporary Art’s warehouse exhibition space recently, stylish in his signature midnight blue suit and black ankle boots. Talking about plans to reopen on June 3 and recent building improvements he has made as director, he came across …

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Why Nearsightedness Is on the Rise in Children

As the editorial writers from Erasmus University Medical Center in the Netherlands suggested, “young children may be more sensitive to myopic triggers from the environment.” An earlier eye study among children in Sydney, Australia, also found that only the younger ones who became myopic had spent more time on near …