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A Symphony in Three Parts: Breaking Down the ‘Steve Jobs’ Score with Composer Daniel Pemberton

The composer for the new Danny Boyle/Aaron Sorkin collaboration Steve Jobs offers a rundown of what it took to put his complex score together for the film.

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Escapist Reading: Putting the Adult in Young Adult

The life of a 10th grade literature teacher frequently involves slogging through some pretty crappy fiction to appreciate students’ points of view.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Is Really the Story of a Father and Daughter

In Danny Boyle's film, Steve Jobs sees himself in his daughter Lisa, yet he can't fathom the damage he embodies or the crises he creates in that relationship -- or the imagination he so profoundly lacks.

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‘Steve Jobs’ Doesn’t Understand Steve Jobs

Aaron Sorkin’s aggressively stagey and strangely bullying biopic fails to comprehend either its subject’s cruelty or genius.

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Aaron Sorkin Brings His Familiar Rapid, Brainy Dialogue to ‘Steve Jobs’

The movie has familiar Sorkinisms — rapid, brainy dialogue, a ticking clock, behind-the-scenes maneuverings — but is the writer’s most structurally daring film script.

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Jobs and His iPhone Are Ideal Objects for Study in ‘Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine’

As it investigates the contradictions Steve Jobs embodied, this film also contemplates how Jobs and Apple continue to transform the "whole planet".

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‘Steve Jobs’ Is Smart, Energetic, Compelling, Just Like the Man

Compelling subject. Fast-paced, exhilarating dialogue. Focused direction that maintains an almost ruthless pace.

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A Re-Examination of U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’

With the publicity surrounding its Apple-sponsored release now a thing of the past, let's examine U2's conversation-starting Songs of Innocence for what it actually is.

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23 Jun 2015 // 8:57 AM

Apple Changes Its Tune for Taylor Swift: What Have We Learned?

Taylor Swift: “This is about the new artist or band that has just released their first single and will not be paid for its success.”

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Danny Boyle and Aaron Sorkin Team Up to Tell the Tale of Steve Jobs

Not but two years after the Jobs biopic, director Danny Boyle and writer Aaron Sorkin take up the task of depicting the innovator's life, with Michael Fassbender stepping into the Apple guru's shoes.

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Who Made the Machines That Remade the World?

Walter Isaacson's The Innovators explores the history of the digital age as told through the intertwined lives of the men and women who created it.

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The Power of the Reader in ‘A History of Reading’

Alberto Manguel takes a thematic rather than linear approach to a history of reading, offering an entertaining and impassioned account of reading practices and readers' agency.

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Songs of Simulation and Discouragement: Bowie, Bono, and Authenticity

With its Apple-sponsored free public release, U2's Songs of Innocence betrays just how far the band has come from their past, despite its attempts to bring back a Dublinesque vision.

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Stream of (Music) Consciousness

The 'Marshall McLuhan' message borne by the MP3 revolution is clear: music is endlessly plentiful and entirely disposable. So what's the message of streaming?

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‘Casebook’ Is an Engrossing Example of the Coming of Age Novel

Mona Simpson’s novels, always sensitive and complex, have only become more so with time, acquiring the depth only a seasoned writer can proffer.

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In Defense of Reading Books, Not E-Readers

Even if an e-reader might be more practical than a heavy book, there isn't an electronic screen on the planet that rivals the prestige attached to such a time-tested medium.

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‘Jobs’ Is Merely Steve Jobs Lite

Beyond reimagining the universe or how forces in it might work, Jobs sorted out how minds work, how to sell to consumers, how to manipulate and bully and instill belief.

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26 Oct 2011 // 6:30 AM

The iPod’s impact: ‘Wonderful and terrible’

Artists and fans discuss the impact of the iPod: HOW WE LISTEN: Alex White, singer-guitarist in White Mystery: “The iPod created a new format for

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iPod turns 10: Has convenience and portability made music more disposable?

CHICAGO — A cultural shift that eventually became a landslide began 10 years ago this month, though almost no one noticed at the time. Apple Inc. rolled

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19 Oct 2011 // 9:00 PM

Geniuses Are People, Too

Creative geniuses don’t succeed despite their flaws, they succeed because they are flawed.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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