Ben Katchor’s Comic Opera

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Three years ago, after a Bang on a Can festival in Italy, BOAC’s three founders–composers Gordon, Lang and Wolfe–were approached with a commission. The idea was for the three of them to collaborate on an opera–the only major stipulation was that it be something very American, very New York. The three decided that there wasn’t [&hellip
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Sauvignon Blanc

Written by Matthew DeBord on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

Andrea Immer, you see, was until recently the sommelier at Windows on the World. She’s probably the brightest young thing in wine right now, possessed of that defining characteristic of wine writers under 50: a snarky disregard for received wisdom. Her stuff is short on lore, long on frisky, distinctive opinion (her signature wine word [&hellip
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Autumn Swedes

Written by Andrey Slivka on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

The restaurant’s full game menu will be available both in its warm, inviting, more casual upstairs cafe and in its dramatic and high-ceilinged bottom-floor atrium, which is the dining room proper. Prix fixe menus ($19.99 for lunch, $25 for dinner), meanwhile, will be available in the cafe. It gets even a little more complicated than [&hellip
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Sin Eruptions

Written by Jim Knipfel on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

I’m not. I’m not crazy. Believe me when I say that. These people are sorely mistaken. Still, though, I’ve been getting a lot of strange looks lately when I start telling people about these weird, lumpy, fleshy eruptions I’ve been experiencing on my body. Maybe they’re all just looks of disgust or "why must he [&hellip
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Pat, Jesse & Other Inconsequentials

Written by Russ Smith on . Posted in Breaking News, Posts

While Jesse Ventura Melts Down It was a curious week. Last Sunday, for example, the boys and I were talking early in the morning about various brands of cereal. “Dad,” Junior asked, “was peanut butter Cap’n Crunch your favorite breakfast when you were a kid?” This gave me license to reminisce about the “olden days,” [&hellip
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