The inability of any of the three Democratic front-runners to establish a clear lead in Iowa is raising the obvious question of how the media would interpret a virtual three-way tie between Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards.
Actually, it wouldn’t be the first time there were three Iowa “winners” on the Democratic side. Read More
Connecticut Senator Chris Dodd may not be able to brag about hosting any massive, sold-out McFundraisers like his competitors Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. But that’s no reason to feel sorry for him — at least not tonight. According to a source, the four-term senator will be dropping by singer-songwriter Paul Simon’s Central Park West Read More
Belafonte’s Left Flank
Ever since Harry Belafonte met Hugo Chavez in Venezuela and called President George W. Bush “the greatest terrorist in the world,” the singer of “Day-O” has become the raspy voice for the more outraged ranks of anti-war protesters. That has unsettled leading Democrats, like Senator Hillary Clinton and Senator Barack Obama of Read More
And so, it’s January 2003. It’s that time, these first few days of the new year, when we all seem to face a blank page-a seemingly endless calendar that stretches before us, yet to be filled with events and deeds and challenges, still to be written in the longhand of our lives in the upcoming Read More
Paul Simon: Thinks Too Much
Paul Simon and Bob Dylan toured together a couple of summers ago as co-headliners. To emphasize their equal stature, they swapped the order they appeared on a nightly basis. When the tour arrived at Madison Square Garden that July, it happened that Mr. Dylan was opening for Mr. Simon.
As the black-box density and sheer quality of their 1998 25 Years (Nonesuch) retrospective makes clear (10 CDs, no filler, no fat), the Kronos Quartet have built their very own musical world. The achievement has emboldened them to take an almost recklessly ambitious sweep through the old, pre-existing one. On their latest, Caravan (Nonesuch), this Read More
The final preview of a Broadway musical is always happily hysterical. The critics are present, poisoned quills sharpened, of course. But whatever we may think, the audience rises as one to cheer the show on to glorious success. It’s a nice tradition.
Even if, by most standards, the show isn’t particularly good, there are friends Read More