AitN: June 3, 2019

On May 24, The New York Times covered John Corigliano ’59 in “John Corigliano and David Lang: Two Paths to Political Music.” The composer was featured in response to the New York Philharmonic performing his Symphony No. 1 as part of its “Music of Conscience” series, which highlights how different composers have approached current events through their work. Symphony No. 1 was written in the late ’80s as (per the article) “a memorial to those who had died from AIDS. It was the classical music world’s most high-profile response to the crisis up to that point.” Corigliano’s work was scheduled for May 30 and June 1 performances.

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Jim Jarmusch

Jim Jarmusch ’75

Photo by Mike Windle/Image courtesy IMDB.com

Meaghan Mahoney ’19 was a finalist in The New York Times’ Modern Love College Essay Contest. Her piece, “For Me, He Was Willing to Face His Worst Fear,” ran on May 17 and details her time as a patient in an obsessive-compulsive disorder ward and the relationship she formed with a fellow patient during her time there.

Jim Jarmusch ’75’s latest film, The Dead Don’t Die, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival on May 14; Jarmusch was profiled by The New York Times on May 16 about the “funny and dark, ridiculous and a little bit beautiful” apocalyptic zombie film, which is slated for wide release on June 14.

Timothy Greenfield-Sanders ’74 directed a new documentary, Toni Morrison: The Pieces I Am, an intimate look at Morrison’s life, art and activism. It will be released on June 21.