Arts and culture

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The door to hell stands under a fluorescent light in an alley in Queens. The devil himself showed me.

This is how Ricardo Henriquez begins his first novel, The Catcher’s Trap.

Red Barrels

Outlast, from Red Barrels Studio, is a different kind of horror game, with a protagonist whose only weapon is a video camera. It was so successful, a sequel is planned for release on April 25th. At GDG, I talked with composer Samuel Laflamme about how he created a special blend of tense music for both games, including a cymbal that sounds like a human scream!

Patricia Bosworth knows how to tell a story. Bosworth is a writer and an actress. She was featured in the film A Nun’s Story with Audrey Hepburn. She’s also written biographies of photographer Diane Arbus and actors Montgomery Clift, Jane Fonda and Marlon Brando.   

But she waited decades to tell the story of the men in her life. Those men are her brother, Bart Jr., and her father, lawyer Bartley Crum. Crum was famous for defending the Hollywood 10 during the McCarthy era.    

In her new memoir, The Men in Her Life, Bosworth writes about her relationship with them and how the loss of these family members shaped her life. Bosworth recently spoke with All Things Considered Host Bill Buchner about the book. Below is a transcript of their conversation.  

Awaceb studio

It's already been a fantastic year for composer John Robert Matz! At the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco, his score for Fossil Echo was awarded "Best Interactive Score" by the Game Audio Network Guild, beating out scores from such triple-A games as Uncharted 4. John was also a co-recipient of the "Rookie of the Year" award, given to promising composers whose careers are just getting underway. I caught up with him at GDC the day after the award ceremony.

This weekend, March 4th and 5th,  the Stamford Symphony Orchestra celebrates its own Venetian Carnival, with music by Vivaldi, Gabrielli, Stravinsky, Mahler and others. Kate Remington talks with conductor Eckart Preu about why Venice was such a center of music in the Renaissance and Baroque.