A thank-you to Ward Churchill
On one positive outcome of an unfortunate academic fiasco.
The New Criterion on poetry
On the contents of our third annual special poetry section.
Consumed by trivia
by Mark Steyn
On David Mamet’s Romance at the off-Broadway Atlantic Theater; Christopher Shinn’s On the Mountain at the Peter J. Sharp Theatre, New York; & Gina Gionfriddo’s After Ashley at the Vineyard Theatre, New York.
The New York fairs
by James Panero
On “The Armory Show: The International Fair of New Art” at Piers 90 & 92; the seventeenth annual ADAA “Art Show” at the 67th Street Armory; the AIPAD “Photography Show” at the New York Hilton; the Outsider Art Fair at the Puck Building; & the Winter Antiques Show also at the 67th Street Armory.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On Lorin Maazel and the New York Philharmonic; the Emerson, Orion and Brentano String Quartets; the Metropolitan Opera’s Barber of Seville; & André Previn with the Oslo Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
The interior of a heron's egg: Michael Donaghy, 1954-2004
by Joshua Mehigan
On the death and legacy of the poet Michael Donaghy.