Issues

Notes & Comments

Verse chronicle

Shock & awe

On Red Bird by Mary Oliver, Ours by Cole Swensen, Letters to a Stranger by Thomas James, Warhorses by Yusef Komunyakaa, Figure Studies by Claudia Emerson, One Secret Thing by Sharon Olds.

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Theater

More is less

On A Man for All Seasons at the American Airlines Theatre, and To Be or Not to Be at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, and Romantic Poetry at City Center.

Art

Exhibition note

On “Oceans, Rivers & Skies: Anselm Adams, Robert Adams & Alfred Stieglitz” at the National Gallery of Art, Washington.

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Music

New York chronicle

On Menahem Pressler & Richard Stoltzman at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, James Levine & the Boston Symphony Orchestra at Carnegie Hall,Lucia di Lammermoor, Madama Butterfly & Doctor Atomic at the Metropolitan Opera, and Lang Lang with the New York Philharmonic at Avery Fisher Hall.

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Books