An aircraft drops water on the Thomas Fire,  a wildfire in Fillmore, California on December 8th, 2017. Photograph: Gene Blevins/Reuters

Growing wildfires chewing through parts of Southern California on Friday ravaged avocado farms, racehorse stables and a retirement community, even as (...)

Movie music: Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, scored by Howard Shore, in concert
They shoot, they score

To show the power of a film score, Conrad Pope suggests a simple experiment. Go to the end of a movie you know well and watch the final scenes with th(...)