Anniversaries: Alfred Schnittke Born 80 Years Ago

Controversial composer Alfred Schnittke was born November 24, 1934 in the Soviet Union's Volga Republic, an ethnic German enclave. In his mid-thirties he pioneered a broadly eclectic style of ...

Notebook's 6th Writers Poll: Fantasy Double Features of 2013

Looking back over the year at what films moved and impressed us, it is clear that watching old films is a crucial part of making new films meaningful. Thus, the annual tradition of our end of year ...

2011 Grammy winners: Lady Antebellum, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Arcade Fire win big

The 2011 Grammy Awards were big for the ladies -- country trio Lady Antebellum took home the most awards with five, while Lady Gaga earned three. Eminem had two honors, but Alternative Rock group ...

Ballerina Baronova Dead At 89

Ballerina Baronova Dead At 89 Acclaimed ballerina Irina Baronova has died at her home in Australia. She was 89. The dancer became one of revered choreographer George Balanchine's 'baby ballerinas' after making her debut in Paris, ...