When Kathleen Parker, foil to Eliot Spitzer on CNN, wrote an op-ed in the Sept. 29 Washington Post about her displeasure with her recent move to New York City–the “rules for potted plants on an apartment terrace”; “a building ban on lighting birthday candles”–Manhattan media meted out a swift punishment.
The Awl encouraged Read More
According to Tyler Green (a sometime-Observer contributor), Michael Kimmelman, the chief art critic of the New York Times, had nothing nice to say about Pittsburgh at the International Association of Art Critics big shin-dig last week. “It tells us a lot about why the New York Times covers art the Read More
It’s been the best of times, it’s been the worst of times.
The best included the recent triumphant Paul Taylor season, the highlights of the Martha Graham season, and for those of us who happened to be in Miami, Ballet Imperial at Miami City Ballet, the finest performances of this Balanchine masterpiece that I’ve seen Read More
NYC got a property tax instead of a commuter tax because Mike didn’t win (or even play) chicken with state lawmakers, according to the Mayor of Pittsburgh.
According to a Pittsburgh newspaper, “…Bloomberg recently lost a bruising battle with the New York State Legislature about imposing a commuter tax in the city. Read More
Wouldn’t it be wonderful if everyone did creative things all the time and got rich, enlightened and satisfied in the process? Richard Florida certainly thinks so.
Mr. Florida, a public-policy professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, has managed to create a lifestyle brand name from the self-evident idea that post-industrial economies need imaginative, intelligent Read More
Downtown’s Whiz Kid
For the past three years, Ellen Jong, a 25-year-old photographer who lives in Chinatown, has taken pictures of herself urinating in strange locations. Ms. Jong took a photo of herself urinating on the beach during a recent trip to the Philippines; one of herself peeing as the sun set behind a pyramid Read More
For anyone with a keen interest in modern painting for the esthetic and intellectual pleasures it affords-rather than, say, for the political and cultural battles that have sometimes marked its history-the exhibition that is not to be missed this fall is Renoir to Rothko: The Eye of Duncan Phillips , which is currently on view Read More