A primal set for solo act


Icelandic musician Jónsi goes beyond zeitgeist to reach timeless emotions, creating an emotional show with great visual style.

Composer found mentor at USC


At the age of six, Bear McCreary knew that he wanted to be a film composer. By 24, he was scoring Battlestar Galactica. As one of the select protégés of the late Elmer Bernstein (The Magnificent Seven, To Kill A Mockingbird) at the USC Thornton School of Music, McCreary was groomed for success in the […]

Computer-led BCS will always miss the mark


The BCS rankings were released Sunday, and you know what that means: The controversy has begun. It may be a blessing for college football, it may be a curse, who knows? Whatever your take is, the Bowl Controversy Series rankings surely make for the kind of midseason drama that is not possible in any other […]