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Met Opera: Fun and Whimsy in Shostakovich's The Nose

Wilborn Hampton | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Wilborn Hampton

If you like your political satire with a large helping of whimsy, the Metropolitan Opera's production of Shostakovich's The Nose, in William Kentridge's bold and fanciful staging, provides a fun night at the opera that is full of visual and musical surprises.

My Daughter the Fox and the Making of Children's Stories

Davis Schneiderman | Posted 05.06.2012 | Parents
Davis Schneiderman

A parent's job is not only to serve as a storyteller, but also to create the conditions for the stories of children to emerge.

Gogol Haunts The New Ukraine

The New York Review of Books | Timothy Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The best guide to the careers of Yanukovych, Yushchenko, and Tymoshenko is Nikolai Gogol, who brought the absurd to Russian literature. In his short s...