- 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.