The iconic musician David Bowie (1947–2016) was a true original. But ironically difficult to describe without resorting to worn-out clichés about the “chameleon” who “reinvented himself.” It is therefore refreshing that Brett Morgen’s Bowie film “Moonage Daydream” does not employ …

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In the academic discipline of “Big History,” historians and thinkers attempt to draw the grand lines of human history. And it’s no wonder that Yuval Noah Harari’s “Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind” has become many people’s first encounter with …

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I suddenly noticed that Konzerthaus Berlin hosted a work I never heard by a composer I admire: Steve Reich’s “video opera” Three Tales – the video part created by his wife Beryl Korot. The work interprets the development and failures …

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