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The great Ada Louise Huxtable, who pretty much invented architecture criticism in her writing for the New York Times and Wall Street Journal, has died at the age of 91. Wednesday’s Journal features an impressive tribute to Huxtable: Her Critical Judgments Were … Continue reading
It pretty much got no play in the Boston media, but yesterday was the 35th anniversary of the John Hancock Tower’s opening in Copley Square. Luckily, the Wall Street Journal ran a fascinating Cultural Conversation with Henry Cobb, the building’s … Continue reading
Over the past several years, playwright David Mamet – widely considered a flaming (tongued) liberal – has gradually drifted rightward in his political views. (See his 2008 Village Voice piece “Why I Am No Longer a ‘Brain-Dead Liberal.’”) And conservative … Continue reading
For the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Interview with former deputy defense secretary Paul Wolfowitz, old friend Ken Fallin provided this image: Swell drawing. But wouldn’t the real caricature have been this image? Just askin’.
Swell piece by Marc Myers on Dave Brubeck in Wednesday’s Wall Street Journal. Lede: Shortly after I arrived at Dave Brubeck’s home here last week, the jazz pianist insisted we move to a glass- enclosed deck with a view of pine … Continue reading
WSJ: Little Richard Actually Quite Big Thoroughly appealing column in Tuesday’s Wall Street Journal about “Richard, the First,” a – you’ll pardon the expression – seminal influence on the music of the past 55 years. From Marc Myers’ Journal piece: … Continue reading