Michael Tilson Thomas' Short List

Illustration by Zach Trenholm

Eight-time Grammy Award winner Tilson Thomas travels the world as music director of the San Francisco Symphony and principal guest conductor of the London Symphony Orchestra. When he puts down his baton, you might catch him in his kitchen trying out recipes or blissing out with his eye mask.

Insights from the Coen brothers

A Serious Man, the Coen brothers' new film, is funny, dark and a profound insight into the essence of the Jewish spirit. Their exploration of the uncanny overlap between Jewish liturgical music and the music of Jefferson Airplane really got to me. The last scene will haunt...

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