It’s kind of wonderful that Nick Cave’s art—like the work of Dr. Seuss and Maurice Sendak—is so accessible to children and adults alike. And it’s the reason, one might imagine, why Mr. Cave was chosen to present his wild and whimsical work in Grand Central Terminal as part of the building’s centennial celebration.
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“I’ve been on this total kick with pipe cleaners lately,” the artist Nick Cave said excitedly. “They’re just”—he paused—“Ah! I’m telling you, they’re just amazing!”
If there is one man in the rock-snob canon who can rattle off a series of filthy expletives without sounding anything less than utterly eloquent and polite, it is Nick Cave.
On the evening of Monday, Sept. 14, the 51-year-old Mr. Cave, best known for his role as the sinister singer-songwriter of Nick Cave Read More
Mitzi Angel, the young editor whom Jonathan Galassi recruited to take over Farrar, Straus & Giroux’s tiny Faber & Faber, Inc. imprint in April, closed late last week on her third acquisition since moving to New York and starting her new job. The book is The Death of Bunny Munro, a novel by Read More
So it’s Friday afternoon and we’re just about blogged out, but we couldn’t leave you without a little YouTube treat to jump start your weekend. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, the seminal Australian/British rock band, is playing tomorrow night at the WaMu Theater at Madison Square Garden, a highly anticipated follow-up Read More
As we mentioned in this week’s spring pop music preview, the 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards, a sort of Grammys for the cool kids, were held at the West Side mega-venue Terminal 5 last night. And just in case you were wondering what an indie rock awards show is like, Read More
Madonna turns 50 this year and whether one loves or hates her, one has to wonder how many listenable albums she has left. This is as much because every album represents another persona, another clone of the same DNA, as the fact that the woman is turning 50. Eventually, she’s going to transform from a Read More
Ernest Hemmingway only wrote one play during this literary career: The Fifth Column, a Spanish Civil War-era drama of espionage and romace that he penned while covering the war in Madrid. The off-Broadway Mint Theater will be presenting the play starting Feb. 26, marking the production’s first faithful performance on the stage. Read More
A lineup has been announced for the 2008 Plug Independent Music Awards, scheduled for March 6 at Terminal 5—and what a lineup it is! Comedian Patton Oswalt is hosting the show, which will feature performances by nominees Dizzee Rascal, Jose Gonzales, and St. Vincent. But the highlight of the evening will undoubtedly Read More
Greg Sandow, the classical music critics and composer over at ArtsJournal, has been pondering how Sufjan Steven’s BQE performance at BAM is changing the face of classical music. “Why shouldn’t shows like this be part of the future of orchestras?” he wrote last week.
Yes, this isn’t the Read More