Robert Hilferty

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  • 16 years ago

    Violinist Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg is no shrinking violet. When she's on the stage, you can't ignore her, and not only because of her slash-and-burn virtuosity. She can't keep still, her face distorted in agony and ecstasy as she plumbs the nether...

  • 17 years ago

    Tom Cruise is no stranger to homosexual subtext. His movies Top Gun and Cocktail are splashed with homoerotic undercurrents dolled up in macho bonding that perfectly complement the real-life rumors that have dogged him since he did his underwear d...

  • 17 years ago

    Although primarily a classical composer (best known for his opera The Ghosts of Versailles), John Corigliano received an Oscar nomination in 1980 for his trippy score to Altered States. His second stab—for the bomb Revolution—was less su...

  • 17 years ago

    Arnold Schoenberg was the gayest composer in the world. This makes perfect sense— if you go by the rhetoric of cultural stereotypes. After all, Schoenberg turned his back on what is considered "natural" tonality and supplanted it with an "unn...


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