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Monday marked the 75th anniversary of Bugs Bunny’s first appearance. Icon and Coyote-level mischief maker, tormentor of ducks and Fudds and violent cowboys, Bugs tapped into all kinds of pop culture in search of plots and laffs (as we spell … Continue reading

David C. Paul is an assistant professor of musicology and theory at the University of California, Santa Barbara and author of Charles Ives in the Mirror: American Histories of an Iconic Composer. We asked him some questions about Ives and the … Continue reading

Orchestra and opera conductor George Szell was known not only for his prolific career and innovations, but also for his tempestuous personality. Referred to, even in his obituary, as a “tyrant of the baton,” Szell, was also a very influential mentor and teacher. … Continue reading