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First Nighter: Britten's "Midsummer Night's Dream" Dreamy at the Met

David Finkle | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
David Finkle

Looking over the relatively lighter crowd coursing into the first revival of Benjamin Britten's Midsummer Night's Dream at the Metropolitan Opera Hous...

First Nighter: Maria Stuarda at the Met, Donna McKechnie at 54 Below

David Finkle | Posted 01.03.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

In setting Maria Stuarda to music, Gaetano Donizetti did some of his most beautiful writing, not just for the title character and her prevailing adversary Elizabeth I. Throughout, Donizetti also imagined any number of ensembles

The Postcard as Literary Magazine and Unbound Art Book

Pamela Poole | Posted 05.21.2012 | Arts
Pamela Poole

In an era when the way we communicate has become so very virtual (e-mail, social media), and our attention spans are ever shorter, it's the perfect time for the postcard to experience a revival.

Warren Buffett's Potential Successors

Reuters | Posted 04.26.2012 | Business

Feb 25 (Reporting By Ben Berkowitz; Editing by Eric Beech) - Legendary investor Warren Buffett said on Saturday that Berkshire Hathaway has identifie...