The Story Behind Danny’s Elfman’s Iconic Scores

American composer, actor and musician Danny Elfman is the man behind many of film and television’s most memorable musical sequences. If you’ve ever watched a Tim Burton movie or even an episode of The Simpsons, you’ve most likely heard his iconic arrangements. In celebration of the Lincoln Center Festival’s concert series “Danny Elfman’s Music From the Films of Tim Burton,” (on now) Vulture sat down …

The Simpsons’ Guide to First Impressions

Whether it’s meeting your partner’s parents or sitting down for a job interview, a great first impression is always top priority and, according to science, it should be. Columbia University researcher and author Heidi Grant Halvorson explains that nailing a first impression comes down to displaying two things: warmth and competence. She illustrates this with a handy “The Simpsons” matrix using four characters: Mr Burns, …

Link About It: This Week’s Picks

Pricing the Apple Watch, mapping the ultimate US road trip, remembering a Simpsons co-creator and more in this week's filtered look at the web

1. Apple Watch Pricing Apple finally delivered its Apple Watch keynote this week, and while the product is packed with mind-boggling technology, its pricing may be the most dizzying. With so many size, strap and material combinations out there, there’s never been a more customizable device by the California company. To help you figure out how much you’re going to spend on your new Apple …