Remains of the Day: Mark Twain, Sharon Jones, Thom Yorke

Mark Twain’s play Is He Dead? opened Sunday at the Lyceum. Does the man ever rest (in peace)?

Check out video of Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings making “Answer Me.”

Art galleries to open on Sundays?

On poetry stars: “Good writing doesn’t guarantee a reputation; bad writing doesn’t guarantee oblivion; nor can grace, money or nimble careerism entirely explain why Poet X reads to overflowing auditoriums, whereas Poet Y reads to his cats. Maybe it’s simply the case that, as William Munny remarked in ‘Unforgiven,’ ‘deserve’s got nothing to do with it.’”

A new three-play subscription deal will allow theatergoers to see August: Osage County, The Homecoming and November for just $199.

The New York Times sits down with Radiohead to discuss In Rainbows. “It was tough to do anything else,” Mr. Yorke said during Radiohead’s first extensive interviews since the release of the album. “The worst-case scenario would have been: Sign another deal, take a load of money, and then have the machinery waiting semi-patiently for you to deliver your product, which they can add to the list of products that make up the myth, la-la-la-la.”

 

 

Remains of the Day: Mark Twain, Sharon Jones, Thom Yorke