Once in those early years he’d gone into a Starbucks, seen the human forms cowled over white paper cups in the gloaming indoor light. Their mouths slack. Their eyes listlessly running over printed pages. Dull whooshings of a cappuccino machine at the baristas’ backs. Green apron concealing breast.
What can I get for you?
He Read More
Sydney Pollack and the late Philip Johnson.
Last night, roughly 100 people attended the unofficial Tribeca Film Festival screening of Sketches of Frank Gehry, director Sydney Pollack‘s documentary on the famous architect (who also happens to be his friend, too).
Every seat was taken in the DOLBY screening room (formerly Read More
We’ve never known elements of the New York City construction industry to be profiteers. Heaven forfend! But now, McGraw Hill Construction reports, structural engineers and, of course, steel manufacturers are crying foul over the mounting campaign by makers of structural concrete to paint steel as a dangerous building material–using the fall of the Read More
How long does it take before New York’s Olympics supporters start talking about a rematch next time around? Maybe 60 seconds. “It probably makes New York that much stronger for the 2016 bid,” said gold medal-winning decathlete Dan O’Brien (Atlanta 1996), just after London was announced as the winner of the 2012 summer games. “Because Read More
All decent people sympathize with the people of Madrid, but New Yorkers can speak with knowledge. The two things to remember are: You will not get over it, and you will get over it. Whenever one reality seems to win, the other will come back.
It was appropriate that the jihadists struck during a rush Read More
It’s been said of the Spanish painter Francisco Goya y Lucientes (1746-1828), whose work is currently the subject of a major exhibition at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., that he was at once the last of the Old Masters and the first of the Moderns. This may only be another way of Read More
I was traveling in Spain,
on a trip to study Goya, when the terrorists struck New
York and Washington
on Sept. 11. On the afternoon of that fateful day-when it was morning, of
course, in New York-my companions and I, a small group of American critics and
journalists, had just descended into the courtyard of Read More