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First Nighter: Stravinsky's 'Rake's Progress' Back at the Met

David Finkle | Posted 05.03.2015 | Arts
David Finkle

Jonathan Miller's 1997 production of The Rake's Progress, revived at the Metropolitan Opera House for the first time since 2003, and around for only two additional performances, eschews the look.

Reach Out and Touch Someone

George Heymont | Posted 08.20.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

When people think about artistic achievement, many focus on an individual's triumph in winning an award to recognize his talent. The truth is that the road leading up to that person's moment of glory was paved with the input of many others.

Daily Meditation: A Passion For Life

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.04.2014 | Religion

We all need help maintaining our personal spiritual practice. We hope that these daily meditations, prayers and mindful awareness exercises can be par...

Reach Out and Touch Someone

George Heymont | Posted 07.10.2014 | Arts
George Heymont

The truth, however, is that the road leading up to that person's moment of glory was paved with the input and contributions of many others.

Godzilla vs. Godot

Peter W. Wood | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Peter W. Wood

Godot, of course, was no monster, but Godzilla and Godot have more in common than a first syllable. They are the two opposing faces of despair: a god that is pure wrath and a god that never shows up. Both emanate from the devastation of World War II.

First Nighter: Bertolt Brecht, Brian Kulick Collaborate on "The Caucasian Chalk Circle"

David Finkle | Posted 07.30.2013 | Arts
David Finkle

For some reason, directors like to take liberties with Bertolt Brecht. Perhaps because the German playwright placed so many of his plays in exotic pl...

Remembering Paul Bowles

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Regina Weinreich

In our age of instant fame, it is useful to think about an artist who was famous for not being in the limelight. In Bowles' time, the cult of personality was taking hold.

First Nighter: Important "Red" Alert on Broadway

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Finkle

Red insists that art matters; so does Red matter in all its dark, dramatic hues.

America's Most Prominent Emerging Poets Respond to the Obama Administration

Anis Shivani | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Anis Shivani

Rachel Zucker and Arielle Greenberg asked one hundred of the best-known emerging American poets to respond with a poem for each of Obama's first 100 days. The resulting anthology is very revealing.

A Villanelle to Oxford Skullduggery

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Karen Dalton-Beninato

With apologies to every proper Villanelle ever written.

Bless This House

Norman MacAfee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Norman MacAfee

The New York State Theater at Lincoln Center, home of the New York City Opera, is dark as it undergoes a year of renovation. It is a house of past and perhaps future artistic importance in two art forms.