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5 Cartoons That Had Some Serious Fun With Classical Music | WQXR | New York's Classical Music Radio Station

Classical music and throwback cartoons are seemingly inseparable. Here are five of our favorites that blend some awesome music with animated hijinks.

Classical Music

100 Must-Read Medieval Historical Fiction Novels

So, my favorite thing to read is probably medieval historical fiction. Well, maybe it is Star Trek. Historical fiction that is somehow also Star Trek …

Books

Why I Went to Auschwitz | by Ray Allen

There was a small hole in the kitchen floor that led to a secret crawl space. That image is burned into my memory. The space was maybe five feet long …

The Sheer Joy of Listening to American Minimalism

In discussing American minimalism, which Steve Reich, one of the movement’s founders, is celebrating in his Carnegie Hall festival “Three Generations,” I’d like to use a very rarified criteria: the sheer joy of listening to it. It is that quality more than any other that drew me to minimalist music …

Beethoven - Greatest Works

Fidelio, Op.72<p>Beethoven was no natural when it came to opera – too high-minded and too idealistic for the grubby world of drama and the shades of …

The 50 Best Ambient Albums of All Time

“As ignorable as it is interesting.” That’s the classic definition of ambient music, stated by Brian Eno in 1978 on the sleeve notes to his album <i>Ambient 1:</i> <i>Music for Airports</i>. And he should know, since he basically invented the genre three years earlier with his album <i>Discreet Music</i>. But while Eno’s …

Forget Trump’s tweets and media bans. The real issue is his threat to the internet

In one of the most jaw-dropping press conferences of all time, this month President Trump declared war on the entire news media, except Fox News and Alex Jones of InfoWars. Last week he doubled down with his speech at the Conservative Political Action Conference, on the same day that the Guardian, …

Net Neutrality

The perfect 3DS: Does it exist?

Suffer along on one gamer’s quest<p>Nintendo 3DS cognoscenti have known for some time that there are two types of displays you can get — IPS, the preferred one; or TN, the lesser — and it is a crapshoot what you get with each model of the handheld.<p>There is no way to tell by the packaging. Hell, in …

Reunited Audioslave, Prophets of Rage Explode at Anti-Inaugural Ball

"This stage is a no-Trump zone!" declared guitarist Tom Morello midway through Friday's Anti-Inaugural Ball in Los Angeles, headlined by two of his …

Music

The Doors Reflect on Earliest Concerts, Jim Morrison's Genius

"When I think about the beginning of the Doors, it feels like a strange, beautiful psychedelic dream that happened," John Densmore says. "I guess it …

Music (India)

The 9 best fantasy book series

There may have been a time when fantasy novels were the stuff of bookworms and nerds, but in the past 20 years, tales of witches, elves, magic, and …

Why Is the Music in Marvel Movies So Forgettable?

How does film music get made? Why are some musical themes—like those from, say, <i>Star Wars</i> or <i>Harry Potter</i>—so memorable? And how can it be that the most …

Fanfiction

Guide: Getting Started In Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past

Key early tips for this massive adventure

Nintendo

Entertainment - MarketWatch.com

It’s all out war ahead of the season finale<p>10:15 p.m. April 8, 2018<p>“A Quiet Place” became that rare thing in Hollywood this weekend: A breakout hit …

'So did my son': Joe Biden responds to heckler's shouts of 'My friends died' – video

After being interrupted several times by a heckler concerned about the war in Syria, who shouted repeatedly “My friends died”, the US vice-president Joe Biden replies: “Will you listen? So did my son, OK?” The response silenced the heckler, and the crowd, at a rally for Hillary Clinton, the …

Joe Biden

Plague, fire and war: for London, 1666 was truly an annus horribilis

<i>In 1666, plague-stricken London was hit by war and fire. It was an hour as dark as the Blitz, says Noel Malcolm</i><p>Here is – let us hope – not the news for 2017-18. An Ebola outbreak on the south coast of England spreads; millions die and much of London is evacuated. Then a terrorist bomb destroys the …

Royal Navy

Is the Beatles’ ‘Revolver’ the Best Rock Record Ever?

In the spring of 1966, riding high on the artistic success of ‘Rubber Soul,’ the Beatles went into the studio to begin crafting what would become …

Guitar

Hermann Hesse - misunderstood but loved | Culture| Arts, music and lifestyle reporting from Germany | DW | 09.08.2012

Half a century after his death, the works of Nobel Prize-winning author Hermann Hesse are back on the shelves. He's one of the most popular German …

The Revenge of Monoculture: The Internet gave us more choices, but the mainstream won anyway

Don’t look now, but corporate pop and celebrity culture is alive and well — and harder than ever to escape<p>Is it gone? Do we miss it? Do we want it back? Are we glad it’s history? I’m talking about the so-called monoculture, and I’m not sure whether we were supposed to be nostalgic or gleeful about …

Inside the Lego studio where Master Builders create incredible life-size sculptures

When playing with Legos, you can spend all day building anything you could dream up.For Mark Roe, that's a day job — he's one of eight Master …

Lego

Everyone, including Samantha Bee, is worried about Cleveland hosting the RNC

Cleveland’s currently playing host to the Republican National Convention, a predicament it can blame on Jeb Bush’s lackluster (and failed) …

5 Women-Fronted Punk Bands We’re Obsessed With

+ their advice on creating your own path<p>Whether it’s angry music to thrash your limbs to or slow, melodic, dreamy grunge meant to make you fall in love, punk music made by women occupies a special, permanent place in our hearts. But the punk scene isn't the easiest place to be a woman in. Typically …

This Artist’s 15 Disney Paintings Look Better Than Their Disney Movie Inspiration

<b>#1 Tangled</b><p>American artist <b>Thomas Kinkade</b> has created a set of illusory paintings inspired by Disney settings, which look better than the movies …

Spice Girls' "Wannabe" Turns 20 Today so Here Are 20 of the Most Ridiculous Covers We Could Find

Here's that emotional metal cover you never knew you didn't want at all.<p>The time has come, friends, to celebrate a significant milestone of what is statistically and emotionally one of the greatest songs of all time. A song so important it continues to be every ounce as relevant and iconic as it …

7 of the most gorgeous and inspired SINGLE notes in classical music

6 September 2016, 10:54<p>Cascading scales, step aside. Chords, take a back seat. It's time to celebrate a few single notes that make the most beautiful …

Flute

The true magic of the Lord of the Rings books.

<i>This piece was originally published in New America’s digital magazine,</i> <i>the</i> New America Weekly<i>. It is the first entry in Summer Reading, a series about</i> …

Ask a Local: An Insider's Guide to Cleveland, Ohio

What to do, where to go, and what to eat (and drink) in Cleveland, Ohio—according to Robert Stockham of Rising Star Coffee, a local in-the-know.<p><i>This is Spilling the Beans, where plugged-in baristas give us the lowdown on where to go, what to do, and what to eat (and drink) in their hometown.</i><p>"People …

Swimming Pools

NPR Music's 30 Favorite Albums Of 2016 (So Far)

Do we even need July through December? For a year just reaching its midpoint, 2016 has already been the most. Heartbreaking, surprising, idiotic, ecstatic, life-giving, exhausting. With apologies to whatever happened in the first week of January, the wild mood swings of the last six months started …

Serena Williams

Graphic Novel Review: Dark Night - A True Batman Story

The Dark Knight of the soul.<p>Few modern writers have shaped the Batman franchise as much as Paul Dini. His work on Batman: The Animated Series alone …

Comic Books

Relive the Hawks' nightmare loss to Cavaliers through their incredible Twitter feed

The Atlanta Hawks got destroyed by the Cleveland Cavaliers on Wednesday night in Game 2 of their playoff series, giving up a record 25 3-pointers to the Cavs and losing 123-98 in a game that wasn’t even as close as the scoreline suggests.<p>We could show you highlights of the game, or offer analysis, …

Basketball