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Ethan Hawke embraces the aging process, the enduring power of Edward Hopper’s “Nighthawks,” and the genre-defying music of Balún.

A cast of hawks.
A cast of hawks.

Illustration by Studio 360. Photos by FineArt/Alamy Stock Photo, Vincent West/Reuters.

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Ethan Hawke came of age as a Gen X heartthrob, but he’s stayed relevant and is as busy as ever. He’s appeared recently in Paul Schrader’s First Reformed and the Nick Hornby adaptation Juliet, Naked; and the fourth film he’s directed, Blaze, is out now. Then, Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks has become so strongly associated with film noir, it’s hard to know whether film noir was more influenced by the painting or the other way around. And the members of Balún explain how they developed a sound they describe as “music that you can sleep to while dancing.”

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