Wow to Jason Moran. Moran has just landed atop The Village Voice’s Fifth Annual Jazz Critics’ Poll for his album, Ten. Not only that, he was featured in three other albums that made the top ten, “a fete unprecedented in this poll’s short history,” wrote the Voice. Talk about acclaimed. If you recall, he is gathering some of the hottest players currently in New York City...
Video clip from In My Mind, a feature length documentary of Jason Moran & The Big Bandwagon’s take on Thelonious Monk’s Town Hall recording. The groundbreaking jazz pianist-composer Jason Moran, a 2010 MacArthur Fellow (aka “Genius Award” winner), gathers some of the hottest players currently in New York City by way of Houston for two unforgettable nights of music at...
What's your favorite piece of classical music?
Over on Twitter we’re playing: “What’s your favorite piece of Classical music?” People are letting us know. What’s your favorite piece of classical music, and why?
Hugging It Out With Carlos Fuentes
New York magazine on Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes’ latest novel, Destiny and Desire: The novel is a tracking shot of modern Mexico City as seen through the eyes of two ambitious frenemies, Josué and Jericó (Cain and Abel is the working archetype), caught in the swirl of dirty politics, narco-trafficking, and a burgeoning telecommunications monopoly. Its more surreal touches—potent...
If you were watching The Rachel Maddow Show live at 92Y last night on television, you didn’t see this. During a commercial break, as Michael Moore was leaving the stage, he decided to lead the audience in a Sound of Music “Do-Re-Mi” sing-along. It was pretty amazing. Maybe he’ll come back for our Lyrics & Lyricists™ series or downtown film sing-alongs.
“I would love to hear from you why you posted [Assange’s] bail?” —Rachel Maddow’s very first question to Micheal Moore, broadcast live last night at 92nd Street Y. Michael Moore joined Rachel Maddow last night live at 92Y for “The Rachel Maddow Show.” Discussion centered around Moore’s support for Wikileaks and discussion of the sexual assault charges against...
Video: Rachel Maddow Show Live at 92Y on “How Broken is the Senate?” with Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone. More clips from the night, including DADT, Haley Barbour recap and Nouriel “Dr. Doom” Roubini on the economy, can be found here. AND… more tickets have been released for tonight and tomorrow!
I spent my entire [career] complaining that no one ever listens to me and now...– Matthew Weiner, Creator of Mad Men, at the 92Y on Thursday, December 16th. Via Christa in New York. Read more…
“Everyone on the [Mad Men] smokes herbal cigarettes. Matt Weiner is not promoting smoking. He plays up coughing, burns in clothes etc on purpose.” Via DKNY PR Girl Previously: Mad Men: Jewish TV
Mad Men: Jewish TV
Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner was at 92nd Street Y last night for a discussion with Fordham University professor and novelist Thane Rosenbaum. When Rosenbaum described a clip from Mad Men as being from what he called the “Jewish” episode, Weiner replied, “They’re all Jewish episodes.” And though January Jones’ character Mrs. Draper elicits mixed feelings from fans of the show, Weiner...
The CBS Sunday Morning show celebrates the Museum at Eldridge Street with a beautiful video tour of the space, along with song from Isle of Klezbos and clarinet from our very own Debra Kreisberg during the formal unveiling of the new, awe-inspiring stained glass window.
Beyond Balanchine: Apollo’s Angels and the History...
The New York Times’ The 10 Best Books of 2010 features Jennifer Homans’ Apollo’s Angels: A History of Ballet. In a previous review, the Times wrote: “It has never been done, what Jennifer Homans has done in “Apollo’s Angels.” She has written the only truly definitive history of the most impossibly fantastic art form, ballet…” Homans will be at 92YTribeca on February...
The theater is necessary. Dance is necessary. Song is necessary. The arts are...– Remarks by the President at the Kennedy Center Honors Reception | The White House (via housingworksbookstore)
MSF in Action - Cholera in Haiti
doctorswithoutborders: Just a quick update on what MSF is currently doing to treat cholera in Haiti: Patients treated: 51,000+ (since the end of Oct. until now) # of MSF treatment facilities: 40 # of MSF aid workers: 4,000+ Haitian worker, 260 expatriates Supplies brought into Haiti to respond to the outbreak: 770 tons ———————————————————————————————- Overview of the current cholera...
The Soho House murder, told two ways →
Dominick Dunne is salivating in his grave.
Today is moving day for our marketing and communications office. You know what that means, right? Box Assembly Competition!
Video: Deborah Treisman, The New Yorker’s fiction editor, stopped by the Wall Street Journal offices to talk about the 20 Under 40 list, the state of the New Yorker slush pile and a new anthology that collects the writers’ work for the magazine. Treisman is moderating a night of readings from 20 Under 40: Stories from The New Yorker with David Bezmozgis, Nell Freudenberger, Rivka...