The rapid-fire, tongue-twisting “patter song” is a staple of musical theater. Linguist John McWhorter explores the patter song’s history, while “Tootsie” composer David Yazbek gives a masterclass on writing one.
Why the MacArthur “Genius” thinks Broadway might be “the queerest thing ever.”
Shakespeare outside in the summer seems as natural as beaches or baseball. But first it had to overcome fears that it was demonic.
The craft behind Herzog’s unmistakable voice-over.
How Prince’s bold sonic experiment became the biggest single of 1984.
It’s HAL’s world — we just live in it.