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Superhero Bits: New X-Men Art By Alex Ross, Ray Fisher Lashes Out at Joss Whedon & More

What DC Comics should you read if you’re just now digging into comics? What is the working title for the Ms. Marvel series on Disney+? Want to get a print of some new X-Men art by Alex Ross? Want to see Ryan Reynolds crash a charitable X-Men reunion? What did Justice League star Ray Fisher recently say about Joss Whedon? What does Wonder Woman‘s Golden Eagle armor do? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Mr. Suday Movies created a guide of the best DC Comics titles to check...
Tags: Movies, Disney, Justice-League, Ryan Reynolds, Avengers, X-men, Cw, Joss Whedon, Alex Ross, Jersey City, Brian Michael Bendis, Marc Guggenheim, Comic Book/Superhero, The-Flash, Superhero Bits, Captain-America

Superhero Bits: Iron Man Starts Fresh with New Alex Ross Design, Swarovski Made a Black Crystal Batmobile & More

Ready for a fresh start with Iron Man featuring artwork by Alex Ross? Want to pick up some new X-Men arcade cabinets? Why did Swarovski make a black crystal Batmobile? Is there a new Batman Arkham game coming out soon? Is DC Entertainment planning their own virtual convention? Want to get your hands on a box set of re-released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles figures from Playmates? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Previews has revealed an SDCC 2020 exclusive pack of Teenage ...
Tags: Comic Book/Superhero, Superhero Bits, Avengers, Batman, Black-Panther, Green-Lantern, Iron-Man, StarFox, Stargirl, Superman, Teenage-Mutant-Ninja-Turtles, The Eternals, The Falcon and the Winter Soldier, Thor, TMNT, Wonder-Woman

Alex Ross: Connecting With Music Through Tinny Video

“As a critic, I am desperate to maintain contact with what musicians are doing, thinking, and feeling. The sound is often tinny, the stage patter awkward, the home décor distracting. One could instead sample archived professional-quality videos that opera houses, orchestras, and other organizations have placed online. For me, though, the live or freshly recorded happenings matter more. They document, with the oblique power that the arts possess, an extraordinary human phase in history. Their me...
Tags: Art, Music, Alex Ross, 05.18.20

Igor Levit – A Singular Pianist

Alex Ross: “Other pianists of Levit’s generation may have achieved wider mass-market fame—Lang Lang and Yuja Wang come first to mind—but none have comparable stature as a cultural or even a political figure. In German-speaking countries, Levit is a familiar face not only to classical-music fans but also to a broader population that shares his leftist, internationalist world view. He has appeared on mainstream German TV shows; participated in political panel discussions; and attended the annual ...
Tags: Art, Music, Green Party, Alex Ross, Lang Lang, Igor Levit, Levit, Yuja Wang, 05.11.20

‘Flash Gordon’ Getting a 4K Restored Blu-ray Collector’s Edition This Summer

The campy sci-fi classic Flash Gordon is finally getting the proper home video release it deserves. Based on the comic strip of the same name by Alex Raymond, the movie directed by Mike Hodges, starring Sam J. Jones, and featuring an epic soundtrack from the rock band Queen was a bit of a box office flop back in 1980 that attempted to capitalize on the popularity of sci-fi in the wake of the success of Star Wars. But now the movie is a cult classic, and it’s getting a 4K restoration that will b...
Tags: UK, Movies, Sci-fi, US, United States, Brian, Universal, Brian Blessed, Alex Ross, Flash Gordon, Gordon, TBC, Sam Jones, Alex Raymond, Howard Blake, Matt Ferguson

Flash Gordon 4K Trailer, Poster & UK Blu-ray Details Revealed!

Flash Gordon 4K trailer, poster & UK Blu-ray details revealed! Studio Canal UK has revealed the Flash Gordon 4K restoration trailer for the new version of the 1980 sci-fi camp classic! A new poster by Matt Ferguson of Vice Press has also been released, along with UK Blu-ray details. Hopefully we’ll see an American release of the restoration soon as well! Check it all out below! RELATED: Exclusive: Silent Running & Jurassic Park Prints from Vice Press Based on the comic strip by Alex Raymond, ...
Tags: UK, Movies, United States, Brian, Dvd, Brian Blessed, Blu, Alex Ross, Flash Gordon, Gordon, TBC, Sam Jones, Howard Blake, Matt Ferguson, ComingSoon, Movie News

I loved today's NYT crossword — thought it was especially enjoyable... full of challenging, interesting words...

... but my favorite NYT crossword blogger, Rex Parker, hated it:Before I was half done, I had exclaimed "what?" or else audibly groaned something like half a dozen times. This thing was stale the second I bit into it (i.e. at TIETACK), and though parts of it are decent, the overall taste was unpleasant, for sure. Fitting that it has ARCHAISM in it, because it felt old and ... old. In a bad way. In the way where ... like in the olden days, when you just had to know random biological trivia or you...
Tags: Puzzle, Law, California, China, Trees, Aging, Egypt, Peru, Giza, Alex Ross, Dre, White Mountains, Great Basin, Dougie, Ann Althouse, Rex Parker

Superhero Bits: Brad Pitt Almost Played Big Daddy in ‘Kick-Ass’, Spider-Man Video Game Sequel Rumors Fake & More

What did the studio think needed to be done for Hit-Girl in Kick-Ass? What are Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman doing for charity? When does The Suicide Squad take place? Which Guardians of the Galaxy co-star will have a bigger role in Vol. 3? Which HBO TV creator wants a crack at Batman? Ready for DC’s Legends of Tomorrow to take on Star Trek? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. The Justice Society must live in on a new trailer for what’s to come in the first season of DC U...
Tags: Movies, Spider-Man, Superman, Star Trek, Hugh Jackman, Reddit, Suicide Squad, Brad Pitt, Batman, Deadpool, Guardians Of The Galaxy, James Gunn, Ryan Reynolds, Keanu Reeves, Supergirl, Joker

"Indeed, a number of exiles fell to scowling under the palms.... The composer Eric Zeisl called California a 'sunny blue grave.'"

"Adorno could have had Muscle Beach in mind when he identified a social condition called the Health unto Death: 'The very people who burst with proofs of exuberant vitality could easily be taken for prepared corpses, from whom the news of their not-quite-successful decease has been withheld for reasons of population policy.'... Such doleful tales raise the question of why so many writers fled to L.A. Why not go to New York, where exiled visual artists gathered in droves? ... [T]he 'lack of a cul...
Tags: Europe, New York, Law, California, Weimar Republic, Jack Benny, Alex Ross, Fox Theatre, Bambi, Thomas Mann, Westwood, Adorno, Pacific Palisades, Ann Althouse, Frankie Sinatra, L.A

‘Reflective Nostalgia’: Alex Ross On Grieving For His Mother With Brahms

“Bach is undoubtedly music’s supreme companion of extreme distress. … But, on the plane to D.C. that night, Bach would have been too raw, too dire. With Brahms, everything passes through layers of reflection. He is the great poet of the ambiguous, in-between, nameless emotions: ambient unease, pervasive wistfulness, bemused resignation, contained rage, ironic merriment, smiling through tears, the almost pleasurable fatigue of deep depression. In a repertory full of arrested adolescents, he is t...
Tags: Art, Music, Alex Ross, Bach, Brahms, 04.16.20

Icon Of Europe – Mythology,Legend,Fairy Tales Art Book Review

Icon Of Europe is a series of pictorial art books by Japanese publisher PIE Books, this one focusing on European myths, fairy tales and legends. The contents run the gamut from Greek and Roman myths to Nordic and Celtic legends, as well as gothic horrors and fantasies in the last part of 19th century. The paintings featured is pretty expansive, with close to 300 pages of art work. (image top right) The Lament of Icarus by Herbert James Draper. This painting is absolutely breathtaking, and I w...
Tags: Europe, Celtic, Anime, Shaun Tan, Alex Ross, Yokohama Japan, Amazon UK, Gustave Doré, John William Waterhouse, Odin Thor, PIE books, Herbert James Draper

‘Weimar On The Pacific’: When L.A. Was The Capital Of German Literature

Alex Ross revisits that odd period when the Nazi regime had driven the cream of pre-war German arts and letters — Werfel, Döblin, Viertel, Brecht, Adorno, three different Manns, along with composers, actors, and stage and film directors — into a disorienting exile under the palms. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Nazi, Words, Pacific, Alex Ross, 03.02.20, Werfel Döblin Viertel Brecht Adorno

#aworkslinks 2020.1

Pending release by Lara Downes of newly discovered works by Florence Price. WCRB "I want to revive the blogosphere.*" Will Robin via Alex Ross and a dog. "And even when he is hating, Wood remains eager to discover something to admire." Bookforum Disability and virtuosity. NewMusicBox George Crumb festival in Evanston, Illinois. Chicago Classical Review Installation of music by Laurie Spiegel. Skidmore College [Author: rgable]
Tags: Religion, Alex Ross, Lara Downes, Rgable, Will Robin, Florence Price WCRB, Laurie Spiegel Skidmore College

How The Right Conductor And The Right Orchestra Can Make A Statement

Alex Ross: “For the most part, the classical-music world is in need of conductors with broad horizons, who can guide audiences from a passive worship of the past to an active awareness of the present. The rote repetition of Mozart, Beethoven, Brahms, and Mahler ultimately does those composers no favors. But we also need conductors who know how to revitalize the grand tradition—and orchestras that can respond in kind. At the moment, Pittsburgh is one of the few places on the international ...
Tags: Art, Music, Pittsburgh, Alex Ross, Mahler, Mozart Beethoven Brahms, 02.03.20

The Past and Future of the Earth’s Oldest Trees

Alex Ross has written a moving tribute to Long Now’s unofficial mascot, the bristlecone pine, in The New Yorker. What is most astonishing about Pinus longaeva is not the age of any single organism but the collective oldness and otherness of its entire community. No two super-elderly trees look alike, to the point where they have acquired the characteristics of individuals. Trees are prone to anthropomorphism; we project our dreams and our anxieties onto them. Bristlecones have been call...
Tags: Texas, Washington, Environment, Future, San Francisco, Nevada, Jeff Bezos, Alex Ross, Stewart Brand, Long Now, Long Now Foundation, Scotty Strachan, The Clock of the Long Now, Mount Washington Nevada

Alex Ross seals Sydney Thunder's victory after Alex Hales' powerful fifty

The Hurricanes' batting order came under scrutiny during a very slow phase which ultimately left them short of runs
Tags: Sport, Cricket, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Sydney Thunder

Exhibit Review: Comic Art: 120 Years of Panels and Pages

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Tags: Comics, Comic Books, Congress, Disney, US, Georgia, Post Office, Washington Dc, Exhibit, Dell, Richard Thompson, Dc, Library Of Congress, Alex Ross, Lobo, Higley

Closing out the twenty-tens: Schell’s picks for 2019

Though our decade technically has another year to go, the marketing appeal of “Hits of the XXs” type formulations tends to overwhelm such semantic niceties. So as we leave the 2010s behind, there’s more than a little Web-based generalization to be found regarding their musical character and trajectory. I’ll try to keep things in perspective as I review some of the highlights of 2019 that embody the breadth and caliber of contemporary Western art music. All of the following selections are availab...
Tags: Best of, CD review, Contemporary Classical, Experimental Music, Improv, Cribbageforum, Best of 2019, Schell

It's #GivingTuesday! Please Consider Supporting Our Indiegogo Campaign

It's #GivingTuesday! Please consider supporting our Indiegogo Campaign. We've reached 60% of our goal. We need your help to reach 100% of our goal. This is our biggest and most ambitious project to date, and we need your help to make it a huge success! SUMMARY The Harlem Chambers, in partnership with The  Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, will present R. Nathaniel Dett's monumental oratorio  The Ordering of Moses  on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM....
Tags: New York, Nbc, Virginia, New York City, Religion, United States, Egypt, Tennessee, Rochester, Florence, Black, Harlem, Cincinnati, Oberlin, Alex Ross, Carnegie Hall

The Artful Toy: Toy Piano Influencers and The Making of an Album

The Accidental Instrument I did not come to the toy piano deliberately. Instead, while doing research on John Cage, I went down a rather strange rabbit hole, where I stumbled across a wonderful instrument. The toy piano is an avant-garde musician’s dream. The toy piano is an avant-garde musician’s dream. It’s the accidental instrument that was never meant to see anything but oncoming erratic toddler movements; it was never meant to feel anything but the thumping of tiny fists and grubby finger...
Tags: Jay Leno, France, China, New York City, Religion, Toronto, Analysis, David, New York Times, Sydney, Chad, Tokyo, Margaret Atwood, Neil Diamond, Baltimore, Kun

Alex Ross: An Iconic Recording Label Turns 50

ECM is one of the greatest labels in the history of recording. Manfred Eicher, who founded ECM and remains its sole proprietor, has forged a syncretic vision in which jazz and classical traditions intelligently intermingle. ECM’s catalogue of some sixteen hundred albums contains abrasive sounds as well as soothing ones, clouds of dissonance alongside shimmering triads. – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Alex Ross, ECM, Manfred Eicher, 11.26.19, Iconic Recording Label Turns 50

Marvel Releases First Episode of Marvels Podcast Series

Marvel releases first episode of Marvels podcast series Stitcher and Marvel New Media have released the first episode of their newest Marvel fictional podcast series adaptation of Marvels, which is based on Kurt Busiek and Alex Ross’ award-winning comic book series of the same name. Starring Cliff “Method Man” Smith, AnnaSophia Robb and Ethan Peck, new episodes will air weekly on Stitcher Premium. Check out the first episode titled “The End of Everything” by clicking here! RELATED: Sophia Di...
Tags: Podcast, TV, Movies, New York City, Marvel, Spider-Man, Russo brothers, Extras, Alex Ross, Krause, Peter Parker, Marvel News, Ethan Peck, Ben Urich, Kurt Busiek, Sophia Di Martino

Harlem Chamber Players: Please Support Our New Indiegogo Campaign This is our biggest and most ambitious project to date, and we need your help to make it a huge success! SUMMARY The Harlem Chambers, in partnership with The  Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine, will present R. Nathaniel Dett's monumental oratorio  The Ordering of Moses  on Thursday, June 4, 2020 at 7:30 PM. This production will coincide with the two-year Harlem-wide celebration of the Harlem Renaissance Cente...
Tags: New York, Nbc, Virginia, New York City, Religion, United States, Egypt, Tennessee, Rochester, Florence, Black, Harlem, Cincinnati, Oberlin, Alex Ross, Carnegie Hall

Marvel Monograph : The Art Of Esad Ribic Book Review

I was first introduced to the amazing art of Marvel artist Esad Ribic when a friend of mine showed me a copy of his graphic novel for Thor And Loki : Blood Brothers. The art work immediately stood out to me from most of the other Marvel comics ( granted, I’ve not seen that many ) because of the detailed and painterly style, which gives a certain 3-dimensional quality to the images, especially the rendering of flesh and fabric. The composition of the subjects in the panels are also very cinema...
Tags: Anime, Alex Ross, Esad Ribic, Odin Thor

Remembering Jessye Norman

Alex Ross: “The grand-diva façade concealed a restless, exploratory spirit. In later years, Norman became increasingly adventurous in her choice of repertory.” The New Yorker
Tags: Art, People, Norman, Alex Ross, Jessye Norman, 10.03.19

Ethical Artistry: Does Any of This Really Matter? If So, What Practical Steps Can I Take?

This is the final post in a four-part series looking at concert curation and some of the larger ethical dilemmas we all face as artists as a result. If you want to jump back, Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 are here. The first three parts of this series consider a wide spectrum of topics related to ethical artistry. Part 1 discusses the conviction with which we approach our work and who it benefits; Part 2 considers aspects of the artistic process where ethical issues arise; and Part 3 suggests that...
Tags: Motivation, Facebook, Religion, Articles, Ethics, North America, Columns, Bay, Evaluation, Alex Ross, Gustavo Dudamel, Impact, Plato 's Republic, NewMusicBox, Molly Sheridan, Intricate Machines

Ethical Artistry: Falling Short—Logistics, Programming, and the Moral Complexity of Well-Intentioned Decisions

This post is the second in a four-part series looking at concert curation and some of the larger ethical dilemmas we all face as artists as a result. If you want to jump back, Part 1 is here; Part 3 and 4 will follow in the coming weeks. (Fair warning: this is the longest article in the series, so you may want to skip around. I cover calls-for-scores; age limits; rehearsal time; venues; thematic programs; and demographics. The final portion takes a closer look at the Philadelphia Orchestra’s cho...
Tags: Programming, Facebook, Religion, Articles, Competition, Ethics, Philadelphia, Npr, Columns, Recognition, Curation, Alex Ross, Phil, Philadelphia Orchestra, Ryan, Jim

Alex Ross: The Fascinating, Complicated, Difficult Legacy Of Furtwangler

“Could modern performers recapture Furtwängler’s elasticity of style? Most likely not. Scholars such as Robert Philip and Kenneth Hamilton have shownhow the advent of recording permanently changed the way music is played. Effects of rubato and portamento—bending the tempo, sliding from note to note—sounded messy when heard on disc, and they were already passing from fashion in the mid-twentieth century.” – The New Yorker
Tags: Art, Music, Alex Ross, Furtwängler, Robert Philip, Kenneth Hamilton, 05.02.19

How to Exist: 20 Years of NewMusicBox

Forgive me if I begin this look back at twenty years of NewMusicBox and its times by opening a different, older, but resolutely print magazine. In October 2000, about 18 months after NMBx’s founding, The Wire, the UK-based magazine for new and exploratory music, reached a milestone of its own: issue number 200. It marked the occasion with a directory of 200 “essential websites”: sites for record labels, venues, artists, discussion groups, and more. Nearly two decades later, the idea of trying to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, UK, Technology, Media, Internet, Molly, Amc, Brown University, Religion, US, Articles, America, History, Analysis, Anniversary

Elisabeth Moss Has a Reputation for Darkness. ‘Her Smell’ Is No Exception.

The actress has been beaten down in “Us,” “The Handmaid’s Tale” and much more, but her new film, set in the world of ’90s rock, may be even bleaker.
Tags: Movies, News, Jordan, Elisabeth Moss, Moss, Alex Ross, Perry, Peele, Elisabeth, Us (movie, Her Smell (Movie