AitN: February 12, 2018

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Nico Muhly ’03


On February 6, composer and musician Nico Muhly ’03 did a Q&A with The New York Times, “Nico Muhly on the ‘Ecstatic Disruption’ of Philip Glass’s Music.” Muhly effuses about Glass’s work saying, “Philip’s body of work has these forgotten gems. Finding this is like finding a door in your house to a room you never knew existed.”
Dan Futterman

Dan Futterman '89

Eileen Barroso

Dan Futterman ’89 is the executive producer of a new Hulu original series, The Looming Tower. The show “traces the rising threat of Osama Bin Laden and Al-Qaeda in the late 1990s and how the rivalry between the FBI and CIA during that time may have inadvertently set the path for the tragedy of 9-11,” according to a Hulu press release. It is slated to premiere on February 28.
Mila Atmos

Mila Atmos ’96, SIPA’05

Courtesy Mila Atmos

Mila Atmos ’96, SIPA’05 launched the podcast “Future Hindsight” on January 20. Atmos hosts civic engagement-focused conversations with experts, citizens and activists to “explore the ways in which we all have the power to shape our society.”

On January 28, Mailman School of Public Health Assistant Professor Merlin Chowkwanyun ’05 and his colleagues launched the Toxic Docs blog, a database of documents about major industrial poisons. Says Chowkwanyun: “It’s a huge repository of once-secret documents on industrial poisons (asbestos, lead, benzene, PCBs, silica and others) that have emerged from court cases in the past decade or so. They really give you an inside look into how firms marketed these products and when they knew about their dangers, much like the cigarette story.”