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The timely highlight of Gil Rose’s latest BMOP (Boston Modern Orchestra Project) concert, “Strings Attached,” was a new/old piece (2004, revised 2009) for two string orchestras by Scott Wheeler now called Crazy Weather — the new title taken from a John
BMOP, and the Christian Wolff festival
| March 26, 2010
Makes sense to him
So understood is John Ashbery's post at the top of the contemporary American poetry heap (a distinction these days with the cultural heft of a Scrabble championship) that the question of just how to read him seems doomed to languish beside the point. De
John Ashbery's Planisphere
| January 15, 2010
This fall brings fiction and poetry lovers new treats from old friends.
Novelists and poets set fancies flying
| September 18, 2009
Giving good gimmick
To sustain a literary magazine over decades it pays to have a gimmick.
Granta at 30
| June 12, 2009
Year in Classical: Celebrate!
In Handel's Hercules, the demented Dejanira's loss is still so painful, I was afraid to listen; now I don't want to hear anything else.
Comings and goings
| December 22, 2008
Living for a century is still a milestone; for a great and still-productive artist to do so is virtually unheard of.
Elliott Carter turns 100
| December 10, 2008
To file Hallelujah the Hills under “literary rock” would be, according to frontman Ryan Walsh, an insult to literature and an insult to rock. Hallelujah the Hills, "Wave Backwards to Massachusetts" (mp3)
Hallelujah the Hills get litr’y with it
| June 12, 2007
Big names, new names, and a handful of poets provide worthwhile reading this winter to distract you from the Sopranos reruns on A&E.
Mailer, Lethem, Amis, Ashbery deliver good reads
| December 28, 2006
The needle and the damage done
Katherine Porter is known primarily as an abstract painter. But she's always made her work distinctly her own, imbuing it with symbolism and a visionary consciousness
Katherine Porter’s ‘Embroideries,’ film night at MIT, and the New Media Wall at Tufts
| March 22, 2006
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