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Justin Davidson

February 18, 2008 | Feature
After 99 Years, an Admission

On appreciating—but not necessarily enjoying—Elliott Carter’s music.

February 11, 2008 | The Classical Music Review
Two Cheers for Manon

In a tough soprano role, Karita Mattila is a near miss. Plus: How to listen to Stalinist music without feeling guilty.

February 11, 2008 | Intelligencer
Bronx Clear

How a courthouse polices us through the glass.

April 7, 2008 | Intelligencer
Shadows on the Hudson

Among the tottering cranes, panicky condo marketers, and derailed megadevelopments, envisioning tomorrow’s boom today.

July 14, 2008 | Intelligencer
Why We Need a Hero at Ground Zero

Forget a “traffic cop.” Bring in Philippe de Montebello.

November 24, 2008 | Intelligencer
It’s Not Over Till...

How can New York City Opera survive its failed bet on an extravagant, avant-garde future?

December 8, 2008 | Intelligencer
Green Dreams on Madison Square

Daniel Libeskind has unveiled a proposal for his first New York building.

February 4, 2008 | Feature
The Next Next Wave

In small new-music venues, failure is an option—and a route to success.

January 14, 2008
Reconstructionist Judaism

Two Jewish cultural centers reinvent themselves for the demographics of a changing city.

January 7, 2008 | Feature
The Sopranos on the Big Screen

Could high-definition opera at the movies become as addictive as popcorn?

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