Serge Diaghilev is the most influential 20th century cultural figure whose name you may not know. You do, however, know his work. Diaghilev ran Ballets Russes, the famed troupe that scandalized and thrilled Europe with ballets like The Rite of Spring, Petrushka, and Sheherazade. But while ballet was Diaghilev’s business, his legacy also looms large in art and [...]
Posts Tagged ‘Anthony Bourdain’
It's been a long time since one of these columns appeared, so here's a bunch of capsule reviews of books that have been piling up.
Crogan's Loyalty by Chris Schweizer (Oni Press, $15) is the third volume in a multigenerational adventure series. Brothers William and Charles Crogan find themselves on opposite sides during the American Revolution. [...]
Morning, all. Let's see what's going on in the world of arts and entertainment, shall we?
If you keep up with the D.C. visual arts community, you're aware of the Smithsonian's decision to pull David Wojnarowicz's A Fire in My Belly from the "Hide/Seek" exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery, after calls from John Boehner (R-Ohio) [...]
in which the author discusses five books he'd read, if time permitted.
1. Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling, by BikeSnobNYC.
Drivers and pedestrians, consider the benefits of a bike-free world: no weaving around cyclists who, with undisguised glee and unrestrained aplomb, take to the sidewalks; no obnoxious couriers with their white [...]