A daily dip into the stacks, leading up to our 50th anniversary in October
Character counts in a president, but how can we tell until it’s too late?
THE FOR CARNATION It could be argued that the For Carnation sprouted from a single tune on Spiderland, the 1991 album by leader Brian McMahan’s old band Slint. “Washer,” on which a barely legal McMahan sounds more like a kid who’s lost his lollipop than a man expressing his most intimate emotions, was nonetheless his […]
DWIGHT YOAKAM I understand that Dwight Yoakam is a busy guy. South of Heaven, West of Hell, a western he directs and stars in along with Bridget Fonda, Vince Vaughn, and Billy Bob Thornton, opens later this year, and this fall he’ll also be releasing an all-new album. But that’s really no excuse for his […]
For the first time in the three-year history of the Movable Beast Dance Festival, the performances are taking place only during the Museum of Contemporary Art’s Summer Solstice Celebration. But that doesn’t mean the dances are any less interesting–in fact, since they’re all site specific, this avant-garde event may be more avant-garde than ever. Among […]
Final Notes on the only century we had until last week