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Stock Buybacks Leave Firms Without Funds to Invest in Future (Column)

Corporate giants on the S&P 500 have spent more than $720 billion during the past year on stock buybacks. Media and entertainment firms account for only a fraction of that spending, but even $1 million spent on share repurchases seems a foolhardy expenditure at this transformational moment for the industry. The record level of spending […]
Tags: Nbc, Opinion, Disney, Netflix, Comcast, AT&T, Columns, General Electric

Meet the McLane family: Jets fans on a pilgrimage from Georgia to Manitoba

Meet three brothers who came up to Winnipeg to see the Jets and Moose play.
Tags: Georgia, Sport, Columns, Moose, Manitoba, Winnipeg, Winnipeg Jets, Atlanta Thrashers, McLane

An Oscar Season of Anger

The furor that has flared around virtually every major Oscar rival this year has turned the ongoing awards season into a particularly ugly one. As the proceedings continue to devolve into a fit of collective rage aimed at any and all, it’s worth a recap. Just before the season kicked off at the Venice and […]
Tags: Awards, Oscars, Venice, Academy Awards, Columns, Vice, Roma, In Contention, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody

Are Operatic Voice Types Inherently Gendered?

Operatic Voice Classification for the 21st Century is a multi-part series exploring the ever-changing system of voice type in classical singing through a transgender lens. The first installment delved into why opera needs ungendered voice types to move forward, and later installments will discuss possibilities for the continual adaptation of voice classification systems. A quick reminder that all experiences expressed here are mine and do not reflect those of transgender and/or nonbinary people ...
Tags: Google, Religion, Transgender, Opera, Columns, Vocal Music, Fach, NewMusicBox, Vocal Training

The House That Lars Trashed: Why Lars von Trier Needs a Reinvention (Column)

A few weeks ago, Lars von Trier’s “The House That Jack Built,” starring Matt Dillon as a Pacific Northwest serial killer with a pushy manner and a twisted smile, opened on 32 screens and grossed just $34,000 — a little over $1,000 per screen. That is, by any standard, an abysmal opening, but it’s a […]
Tags: Lars von Trier, Columns, Pacific Northwest, The House That Jack Built, Lars, Matt Dillon, Breaking the Waves

Beyond the 88: A No-Fear Beginner’s Guide to Preparing the Piano

In my university music department, I run a weekly composition colloquium, bringing in guest composers and new music performers, as well as faculty speakers, with the latter often coming to talk about things like idiomatic writing and extended techniques for a particular instrument, or setting up a composer website, or digital publishing. A couple of years ago, some of my composition students asked me if I could spend one of those meetings on extended techniques for piano. I dug through my scores...
Tags: Google, Religion, Articles, Tesla, Piano, Columns, Baldwin, Cowell, Curtis Smith, Crumb, Ashley Fure, Experimentation, Annea Lockwood, NewMusicBox, George Crumb, Extended Techniques

A look at the Winnipeg Jets jersey for the 2019 All-Star Game

Check out the new Adidas eco-innovative and ocean-inspired ADIZERO Authentic Jets jerseys for the 2019 All-Star Game.
Tags: Adidas, Sport, Columns, Winnipeg Jets, Winnipeg Jets All-Star jersey

‘Eighth Grade’ Might Head the Class of First Features

From the stripped-down authenticity of Jonah Hill’s “Mid90s,” to the fed-up outcry of Carlos López Estrada’s “Blindspotting,” to the prestige Oscar-bait trappings of Bradley Cooper’s “A Star Is Born,” 2018’s class of debut filmmaking talent built impressively on the promise of cinema’s future. Directors such as Ari Aster (“Hereditary”), Aneesh Chaganty (“Searching”), Josie Rourke (“Mary […]
Tags: Awards, Bradley Cooper, Oscars, Columns, Jonah Hill, In Contention, Bo Burnham, Carlos Lopez Estrada, Eighth Grade, Josie Rourke Mary

Why the Networks Broadcasting Trump’s Speech Is a Mistake (Column)

If the president says it, is it breaking news? The Big Four broadcast networks have come down hard on one side of the issue — all agreeing to air President Donald Trump’s prime-time address on immigration and the U.S. border with Mexico. The speech comes exactly three weeks before Trump’s State of the Union Address […]
Tags: Mexico, Columns, Donald Trump, Trump, Networks Broadcasting Trump

Why Video Games Should Continue to Ignore CES

E3 — the annual celebration of all things video gaming in Los Angeles — was born out of a bit of consumer electronics ignorance nearly a quarter of a century ago. But the reason big video game news remains absent from CES these days is more about the medium’s evolution than that decades-old snub. Hardware […]
Tags: Los Angeles, Ces, Columns, E3, Play Of The Game

In Their Freewheeling Movie Love, the Golden Globes Have Become an Agenda Setter (Column)

Seven weeks from now, could “Bohemian Rhapsody” win the Academy Award for best picture? You might say: It doesn’t have a snowball’s chance in hell. Or you might say: Okay, now that I’m thinking about it, maybe it has a tiny chance in hell. But what my gut tells me is that “Bohemian Rhapsody,” today, has a […]
Tags: Columns, Roma, Rami Malek, Green Book, Bohemian Rhapsody, The Golden Globes

Does Opera Need Gendered Voice Types?

This is the first of a four-part series about operatic voice classification for the 21st century which will explore the ever-changing system of voice type in classical singing through a transgender lens. All experiences expressed here are mine and do not reflect those of transgender and/or nonbinary people in general. My path as an opera singer has been a strange one. I started out as a coloratura mezzo-soprano with a high range, but then I slowly developed into a low, full lyric mezzo. Then, ju...
Tags: Religion, Transgender, United States, Singing, Opera, Kate, Columns, Elizabeth, Le Nozze di Figaro, Dawn Upshaw, Hermia, Cherubino, NewMusicBox, Vocal Arts Program, Bard College Conservatory, Kayo Iwama

Review: A Slow-Paced Globes Are a Little Too Nice

In an era in which awards-show moments are parsed within an inch of their life, maybe it makes a certain sort of sense to lean on niceness. Opening the Golden Globes on Sunday night, co-hosts Sandra Oh and Andy Samberg delivered their versions of roasts to the guests in attendance — pleasant compliments delivered with the […]
Tags: Golden Globes, Columns, Andy Samberg, Sandra Oh, Little Too Nice

ESPN prospects analyst Chris Peters talks Winnipeg Jets prospects at WJC

A recap of the play of the Jets prospects at the World Junior tournament.
Tags: Sport, Espn, Columns, Chris Peters, Winnipeg Jets, WJC, Winnipeg Jets prospects, Dylan Samberg, Santeri Virtanen, David Gustafsson

Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff talks prospects at World Juniors

The Jets GM was in BC at the World Junior Championship and spoke about his prospects.
Tags: Sport, Columns, Winnipeg Jets, Kevin Cheveldayoff, Jets GM, Jets GM Kevin Cheveldayoff, Winnipeg Jets prospects

Kevin Hart and Ellen DeGeneres’ Oscar Conspiracy Theories Only Make Things Worse (Column)

The purpose of Kevin Hart going on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show, in a lengthy interview teased Friday, appears to be threefold. First and foremost, it gave him a huge platform from which to insist that he’s sorry for his past homophobic jokes to ABC’s audience and the entertainment industry alike, a month after stepping down […]
Tags: Abc, Oscars, Kevin Hart, Columns, Ellen Degeneres

Charlottesville and Citizen Artistry

It all started with a conversation. My colleague across the hall at the Hugh Hodgson School of Music, percussionist Kim Toscano, came into my office one day and we talked for a long time about racism in the United States. Kim is married to Timothy Adams, professor in music and chair of the percussion department. He’s also a composer (and that’s going to be important in my story). Tim is black, Kim is white, and they have an adorable baby boy who melts hearts with kind, innocent eyes. Kim was wor...
Tags: Religion, Atlanta, United States, Athens, Kim, Columns, Charlottesville, University Of Georgia, Tim, UGA, Stan, Hugh, CHARLOTTESVILLE Va, Connie, Athens Georgia, Performing Arts Center

Golden Globes’ Supporting TV Categories Create Unfair Races (Column)

This year’s Golden Globes fields for supporting actor and actress in a series, limited series or TV movie are as diverse — and as overstuffed — as the names imply. Recent Emmy honorees — comedy winner Alex Borstein (“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel”), drama winner Thandie Newton (“Westworld”), drama nominee Yvonne Strahovski (“The Handmaid’s Tale”), and […]
Tags: Awards, Golden Globes, Columns, Thandie Newton, Yvonne Strahovski, Alex Borstein

#AwardsSoMale: Why Nominations Need to Recognize More Women Directors in 2019 (Column)

In the 90-year history of the Oscars, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has failed to nominate even a single woman in the best director category 85 times. The Academy is not alone. The Hollywood Foreign Press Assn. has excluded women from this category in 69 of its 76 years of awarding Golden […]
Tags: Opinion, Alfonso Cuarón, Oscars, Columns, Adam Mckay, Academy Of Motion Picture Arts And Sciences, Damien Chazelle, The Academy, Hollywood Foreign Press Assn, Karyn Kusama, Lynne Ramsay, Chloe Zhao