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Marriage in the Movies

Not much makes a Hollywood executive more jittery than the word "marriage." Love in the movies is about the flirtation, the exciting courtship, the …

Classical Grammys 2013: Same Old Winners, Bold New Music

Ah, the joys of Monday morning quarterbacking, classical style. We're leaving the general Grammy roundup to our colleague Jacob Ganz (and at least most of the loving snark to Monkey See), but after Sunday's snoozes and occasional surprises, we here at Deceptive Cadence — compadres Tom Huizenga and …

Can You Learn To Like Music You Hate?

You hear some music you hate. That's fair. We all do on occasion. But can you learn to love — or at least not loathe — that music? Can you intentionally transform the visceral response you have to certain pieces and styles, or does that happen at some more incalculable, subtle level?<p>Researchers at …

The Classical Pianist With 55 Million YouTube Hits

How do classical artists grab attention these days? Simple — or, actually, not so simple at all. They build their fan bases on YouTube, one page hit at a time.<p>It's a model that's familiar in pop culture, from Justin Bieber to <i>50 Shades of Grey</i>: Get the content out there any way you can, build a …

Music to listener or listener to music?

Taking the listener to the music via a seat in an acoustically satisfying concert hall or a high fidelity recording is central to the classical music …

Why Is Pop Music So Sad?

Pop music's not what it used to be. That's what every generation of no-longer-kids says about what the kids are listening to, but fogey clichés …

2013 Creative Resolutions: Getting It Done

December Update: Here is the last story, titled "Meteorology". It is getting there, but needs a real going-over. I look forward to a lot of rewriting …

Comic Books

Walking With Benjamin Britten

Benjamin Britten may have been the most popular composer of the 20th century, beloved for his operas Peter Grimes and Billy Budd, for The Young …

Eric Whitacre's Virtual Choir

While classical institutions usually bemoan the aging audience, Eric Whitacre's fanbase is squarely in a prize demographic of 18-to-30 year olds. …

Gigaom | What’s next in digital publishing: New platforms and payment models

Advertisement<p>Over 20 percent of Americans ages 16 and up read an ebook in the past 12 months, according to December data from Pew, and big U.S. …

LG Optimus G Pro review

<i>Anything you can do, I can do better...</i><p>LG and Samsung are in the midst of a battle. An epic back-and-forth. A billions-of-dollars tit-for-tat. The two Korean conglomerates, part of the chaebol system that dominates commerce and politics in their home country, are immensely and constantly …

Learning hurts your brain

Mice left to explore new environments get DNA damage in their neurons.<p>After publishing an especially challenging quantum mechanics article, it's not …

AT&T on T-Mobile’s New Rate Plans: “Whatever”

T-Mobile spent much of its press conference on Tuesday attacking traditional carrier economics and bashing as misleading the pricing of its …

Mobile

Everybody’s a Curator: Flipboard’s Mike McCue Talks About New Version of Social Magazine

There’s no doubt that the highly-valued Flipboard has been at the forefront of social publishing.<p>With its popular app for the Apple iPhone and iPads, …

Social Media

Apple's broken promise: why doesn't iCloud 'just work'?

Frustrations mount as developers deal with Apple's inability to manage another cloud service<p>iCloud, perhaps more than any Apple software product, is meant to "just work." When Apple introduced iCloud, it made clear its hopes to eradicate settings menus and file systems in favor of automation. Steve …

These Six Regular People Just Got Invited To Use Google Glass

It will be sending out thousands of invites telling these lucky people that they can buy the Google Glass device for $1,500.<p>Google just sent us a list of some of the winners along with the things they will do with Glass once they own a pair. Here's the full email.<p>In February we asked people across …

Samsung Galaxy S 4 hits T-Mobile around May 1 for $99 plus monthly payments

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Although Apple’s iPhone 5(s aapl) was a spotlight hero at T-Mobile’s “UnCarrier” press event on Tuesday, a rival phone was …

T-Mobile’s big day: iPhone 5, LTE and a new type of service plan (roundup)

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Flickr / swruler9284<p>We’re not sure if T-Mobile is now an “uncarrier,” as it declared at Tuesday’s event in New York …

Gigaom | How many people are actually “reading it later”? Pocket launches tool for publishers

Advertisement<p>As web audiences increasingly shift to mobile devices and new reading platforms like Twitter and Flipboard, publishers are hungry to …