With another sensational performance in ‘Passing,’ Ruth Negga refuses to be pinned down

Ruth Negga has given the subject of identity a lot of thought. And not just because she stars as Clare Kendry, a fair-skinned Black woman who moves through life as a white woman, in “Passing,” Rebecca Hall’s adaptation of Nella Larsen’s 1929 novel. No, Negga’s musings on identity stem back to her childhood in Ireland and England, where she was first introduced to the concept … Continue reading With another sensational performance in ‘Passing,’ Ruth Negga refuses to be pinned down

Composers for Marvel’s TV Universe Strike a Different Chord

Traditionally, when comic-book super-heroes are adapted for the screen, they are accompanied by big orchestras playing heroic themes. Think John Williams’ “Superman” theme or Danny Elfman’s “Spider-Man” music. For its TV series, however, Marvel has thrown out the old rulebook. Like the Marvel Universe itself, not every hero is alike; some of them don’t even wear colorful costumes. No fewer than 13 series based on Marvel Comics … Continue reading Composers for Marvel’s TV Universe Strike a Different Chord