- Unable to bait the religious community into a ticket-selling promotional squabble, the team behind The Da Vinci Code gives up on the faithful and sues Sony. They might also wring a few drops of headline intrigue out of protestations to Hans Zimmer’s “bone crunching” score. But the film itself? Apparently not that interesting.
- If Dan Brown’s “best-selling primer on how not to write an English sentence” disappointed, try Dick Strawser’s Schoenberg spin on the set-up.
- Jeff Harrington is in Paris himself, though no word if he’s poking around the Louvre scouting for overlooked Da Vinci clues. New Music reBlog is dark while he’s away, but Analog Arts Ensemble provides emergency reBlog action till he’s back.
- Our most favorite of activities: List making. What are the most significant classical works of the last 15-20 years? Fair warning: Once it starts, it never stops—Seriously.
- Nixon in China—significant and, among other things, a connector of Kevin Bacon proportion, it seems.
- And for those who care what the critics think, they’ve been thinking a lot lately.