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Entries by David Finkle from 06/2012

First Nighter: 54 Below Preparing to Heat Up Manhattan Cabaret Scene

| Posted 06.05.2012 | Entertainment

54 Below! It's not the weather report. Or maybe it is, if you're taking the temperature of cabaret in our age. The national awareness of this entertainment genre is cool and has been for some time.

Easy Reader: On-the-Hustle Impressions of BookExpo America 2012

| Posted 06.12.2012 | Books

If you love books so much you get involved with them beyond being a reader, then you have to be interested in the annual BookExpo America. As a reviewer/author, my idea of a good time is to wander the aisles looking for whatever catches my eye.

First Nighter: London Looks at the Scarily Contemporary '30s With 'Top Hat,' 'Sweeney Todd,' 'The Sunshine Boys'

| Posted 06.18.2012 | Huffington Post

Theater-goers arriving in London in the next few weeks for the Olympics will come up against a fascinating cultural phenomenon in at least three theaters. It's the sound of Olympics extravagance clashing with economic austerity.