Some are picked, as the saying goes, but few are chosen. That's the case with the 2015 Matsumoto Prize winners, in a competition sponsored by North Carolina Modernist Houses (NCMH).
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San Francisco Opera's current production of Handel's 1730 comedy, Partenope -- now transported to a high-toned Parisian salon in the 1920s -- is an intoxicating whirlwind of fresh air.
Style comes with maturity for most writers. Here is a poet at the unmistakable peak of her expressive power and experience -- Louise Gluck, with her new book, A Village Life.
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