The Europe syndrome
On the perils of the welfare state: spiritual enfeeblement & the rise of the “Last Man”
Elizabeth Bishop: driving to the interior
by Richard Tillinghast
On Elizabeth Bishop: Poems, Prose, and Letters, edited by Robert Giroux and Lloyd Schwartz and Words in Air: The Complete Correspondence between Elizabeth Bishop and Robert Lowell, edited by Saskia Hamilton and Thomas Travisano.
An entrance & an exit
by Brooke Allen
On Enter Laughing: The Musical at the York Theatre, The Savannah Disputation at Playwrights Horizons, 33 Variations at Eugene O'Neill Theater, and the closing of Forbidden Broadway.
The New York fairs
by James Panero
On 1Q2US, the Winter Antiques Show 2009, The Armory Show, The Art Show & “Placing Avery: Paintings and Prints from the Collection of the Neuberger Museum of Art” at the UBS Gallery.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On James Levine and the Boston Symphony Orchestra; Ann Sofie von Otter and Stephen Hough at Carnegie Hall; Adriana Lecouvreur, Eugence Onegin, and Il Trovatore at the Metropolitan Opera; Montserrat Caballé at Avery Fisher Hall; the Chamber Music Society of Licoln Center at Alice Tully Hall; Pinchas Zukerman and Marc Neikrug at the 92nd St. Y; Danielle de Niese at Weill Recital Hall; and Zubin Mehta with the Vienna Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.