Paul Krugman has a distinction that few of his fellow Times columnists can claim: he is the subject of a blues song.
Loudon Wainwright III has written a number about the Nobel Prize–winning economist, which The New Yorker shared with their readers today
“I read The New York Times,” sings Wainwright, “that’s Read More
Loudon Wainwright III: ‘Recovery’
Working the subgenre he likes to call “Country and Eastern,” Westchester native, Peter Stuyvesant descendant and paterfamilias of the Wainwright gang (Rufus, Martha, et al) is in stores today with his new album, “Recovery.” Coming off his strangely a propos soundtrack album for Knocked Up, this revisitation of the folkist’s four-decade Read More
Beth Orton, The Other Side of Daybreak (Astralwerks). Compilations of B-sides, rarities and remixes tend to sound like the aural equivalent of braunschweiger: all paste and no taste. As with most of her work, however, Beth Orton’s collection of folktronica sundries is a striking exception. A big reason, of course, is her dusky yet Read More
I have never been much of a guy’s guy. But recently, I got an e-mail inviting me to a boys-only poker game; the pitch promised me (and a half-dozen friends) “an evening of gambling, drinking & telling tall tales about sexual performance … smoking allowed.”
My first reaction was anxiety-and not because of my aversion Read More