Melissa Burgess
Melissa Burgess

A violinist with a passion for national security, Melissa Burgess is a graduate of the Meadows School of the Arts at Southern Methodist University and holds a J.D. from George Mason University School of Law.

This Famous Orchestral Work Infuses Nietzche Into Hummers And Pop-Tarts

The opening bars of ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’ were meant to tell a story about human evolution and the Übermensch. Now they’re used to sell Pop-Tarts.

Pop Culture Keeps Resurrecting This Deathly Gregorian Chant

In a culture that celebrates youth, fears dying, and refuses to accept death’s inevitability, how is it that a funereal theme will not die?