Steve Reich, 80 this October, is perhaps the world’s most important living composer, a creative personality who almost singlehandedly brought music back from the brink of obscurantism that threatened to sink it in the late fifties and early sixties with his patterned, slowly moving, deeply emotional musical textures. He’s also, as it turns out, a… Read More

In late August, Dan Gunn and his posse are expected to go to the Burning Man festival in the “Gunn Ship,” his large motorhome, which will be towing a custom-made rocket car. “I can’t wait to talk to the border guards,” says Mr. Gunn, chief executive officer of Victoria Innovation, Advanced Technology and Entrepreneurship Council,… Read More