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Death in Venice

The Great Beauty

Francis Levy | Posted 04.06.2014 | Arts
Francis Levy

The imagery of Paolo Sorrentino's The Great Beauty is almost as old as his lead character who has just turned 65. Jeb Gambardella (Toni Servillo) is ...

A Love Letter From One Century to Another: A Review of Wolfgang Lederer's Disorder and Early Love: The Eroticism of Thomas Mann

Thomas Singer, M.D. | Posted 04.21.2013 | Books
Thomas Singer, M.D.

Dr. Lederer has sent his love letter about Thomas Mann to the 21st century and it is worthy of our admiration and love.

Renaud Capuçon: LA Phil's Blockbuster Lineup to Take Over Disney Hall

Laurence Vittes | Posted 12.28.2012 | Arts
Laurence Vittes

French heartthrob Renaud Capuçon talked to me about playing Erich Wolfgang Korngold's violin concerto earlier this week, and why it makes so much sense in L.A.

I Saw Homos At The Movies... Not!

Rev. Mel White | Posted 09.11.2012 | Gay Voices
Rev. Mel White

It wasn't enough that my religious background misused the Bible to "prove" that homosexuality was a sin. It took Hollywood to make clear the tragic consequences of "giving in" to my "sinfulness": suicide (Advise and Consent), unhappiness (Boys in the Band), and unfulfilled longing (Death in Venice).

Luchino Visconti's Death in Venice: A Love Story Not About Love

Network Awesome | Posted 07.24.2012 | Home
Network Awesome

If you take just a quick look at Death in Venice it is, we might think, just another love story. Then, if you dig little deeper you can see that it is about that very specific platonic love that won't ever happen.

Breathtaking Religious Imagery In Lech Majewski's 'The Mill And The Cross'

Kisa Lala | Posted 04.05.2013 | Arts
Kisa Lala

By Kiša Lala Film still from The Mill and the Cross, 2011 Directed by Lech Majewski - Credit: Kino Lorber, Inc. Some time ago as part of m...

The Canadian Opera Company Challenges the Imagination with Aida and Death In Venice

Marissa Bronfman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Marissa Bronfman

2010-10-27-minimalist.jpgThe hoopla over set designer Hildegard Bechtler's stark, minimalist staging was the elephant in the room.

The Big Dollar Bustout ... Is Too Big To Fail Still an Option?

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Eric Ehrmann

With efforts to rebrand America's national identity in the electronic media falling flat like a bad online date, taking away the dollar's too big to fail status might be the better wake up call.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.