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Justin Davidson

May 5, 2008 |
One Man’s Ceiling Is Another Man’s Floor

Paul Simon’s tribute at BAM was a triumph. So why’d he look so glum?

May 5, 2008 | Feature
Show & Tell: Five Franklin Place

In this plan for a Tribeca building, architect Ben Van Berkel brings cloth out of doors.

April 28, 2008 | Feature
Where a 75-Story Tower Blends Right In

The “contextualists” have it all wrong: Jean Nouvel’s beast is exactly what 53rd Street needs.

April 28, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
The Long March of Philip Glass

Satyagraha’s rivers of sound convey an endless quest for enlightenment. Or they’re really tedious.

April 14, 2008 |
The New York Canon: Architecture

Where the mightiest towers meet the most delicate details.

April 14, 2008 |
The New York Canon: Classical Music

From Laurie Anderson’s magnum opus to the definitive Beethoven marathon.

April 7, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
Helter Skelter

Alarm Will Sound turns the Beatles’ “Revolution 9”—this is not a joke—into chamber music.

March 31, 2008
The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

The new Cooper Square is all three.

March 24, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
Inglese, Per Favore?

Mencken called opera in English “about as sensible as baseball in Italian.” But it does have its charms.

March 3, 2008 | Features
Taking Over the Family Business

Born to two New York Philharmonic violinists, Alan Gilbert will soon pick up its baton. Which is good news, because it may take one of the orchestra’s own to launch the revolution it needs.

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