Modest Mussorgsky was a Russian composer and a member of “the Mighty Handful” (Mussorgsky, Mily Balakirev, César Cui, Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov, and Alexander Borodin), a group of composers who sought to create a specifically Russian style of music. As part of this goal, much of Mussorgsky’s wor
Jean Sibelius was a Finnish composer, best known for his seven Symphonies, his Violin Concerto, and his tone poems Finlandia and The Swan of Tuonela. Although many critics decried Sibelius’s work as too conservative, he still created a unique style with economical, logical construction and sparse o
Film director and producer Peter Berg studied at Macalester College and Guthrie Theater Drama School before beginning his career in the entertainment industry.
His directing credits include 'Hancock' (2008), 'The Kingdom' (2007), 'Friday Night Lights' (TV, 2006-2009), 'Friday Night Lights' (Film,
One of the preeminent figures of contemporary literature, David Foster Wallace has assembled the variety of his influences – Jorge Luis Borges, John Barth, Robert Coover, Don DeLillo, Thomas Pynchon – and saved them from the self-immolation it seemed that academia was increasingly drawing them t