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Justin Davidson

April 23, 2012 | Feature
Countdown to a New Times Square

Could it become a place where New Yorkers actually want to hang out?

April 16, 2012 | The Classical Music Review
Beethoven in a Blender

Two festivals lay out a path to saving the symphony orchestra.

April 2, 2012
The Vulnerable Age

Why do some child prodigies flame out when others soar? At 17, Conrad Tao knows he could go either way.

February 20, 2012
Can This Suburb Be Saved?

At MoMA, curators and architects seek a way out of the cul-de-sac.

February 13, 2012 | The Classical Music Review
The Machine in the Garden

Thoughts on the new “Ring” — and on the state of Peter Gelb’s Metropolitan.

February 6, 2012 | Features
A Park to Remember a Plague

0.38 acres. 100,000 New Yorkers who died of AIDS. 475 architects’ entries. A first look at the results.

February 6, 2012 | The Classical Music Review
Had I Never Listened Closely Enough?

On trying to like Philip Glass, again and again and again.

January 30, 2012 | Feature
It Ain’t Necessarily...

Musical? Opera? Rapture? Travesty? Two critics on the remade Porgy and Bess.

January 2, 2012 | Feature
What Does a Conductor Do?

A critic decides to find out—by stepping up to the podium himself.

December 19, 2011 |
22. Because the Skyline Is Soaring Again.

A living city can’t hibernate for long.

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