Anybody who’s cared about culture in the past decade has had reason to hope for more subsidies from billionaires. In 2002 pharmaceutical heiress Ruth Lilly gave a surprise $100 million gift to the Poetry Foundation. The following year Joan Kroc, widow of McDonald’s founder Ray Kroc, died and left $200 million to NPR in her [...]
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Morning, readers. Happy Thursday. Today in 1968, the musical Hair opened on Broadway. If there's a grosser name for a musical out there, I have yet to find it.
She's Baa-aack! Alert: The White House Correspondents Dinner is Saturday, and disgraced former social secretary Desiree Rogers is making her first public appearance in D.C. since resigning [...]