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Justin Davidson

June 7, 2011
On Exhibition

The glassy new buildings along the High Line create spectators—looking in both directions.

June 6, 2011 | Intelligencer
Drowning in Comfort

Art world discovers downside to eminence.

June 6, 2011
An Out-of-Tune Piano

The new downtown Whitney is a monumental lost opportunity.

May 30, 2011
Radical Secrets

A century-old Upper East Side façade conceals the aggressively modern design of David Adjaye.

May 16, 2011
The Kitchen Debate’s Actual Kitchen

In 1959, this Commack ranch house—reproduced in Moscow—showed the Soviets what they were missing.

May 9, 2011 | The Classical Music Review
The Stars Who Don’t Sing

Riccardo Muti and James Levine remind us why opera conductors matter.

May 2, 2011 | The Classical Music Review
“Accessible” Is Not Enough

Stephen Schwartz’s attempt at an opera may be easy to swallow—but you’ll have indigestion later.

April 25, 2011 | Intelligencer
Expect Delays

Both sides painted the White House’s now-gutted high-speed-rail plan as revolutionary. If only.

April 18, 2011 | The Classical Music Review
The Pizzicato Five

A quintet of composers set out to reinvent the violin concerto.

April 11, 2011 |
Sardine Life

What a century and a half of piled-up housing reveals about us.

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