If you’re listening to Hello Beautiful!, you’ve come to the right place. Welcome to “About Last Night,” a 24/5 blog hosted by artsjournal.com (we don’t usually post on weekends, but we’re making an exception today) on which I write about the arts in New York City and elsewhere, aided and abetted by Laura Demanski, who writes from Chicago.
At this moment Laura is in the studios of WBEZ-FM in Chicago, talking with Edward Lifson, the host of Hello Beautiful! I’m sitting at my desk in the office of my apartment on the Upper West Side of New York City, taking part in the conversation via cellphone. As Edward suggested, I’m putting up a post in real time during the show (typing with one hand and holding my cellphone in the other) in order to demonstrate the immediacy of blogging.
If this is your first visit to “About Last Night,” our postings of the past seven days are visible in reverse chronological order on this page. Mine start with “TT,” Laura’s with “OGIC” (which stands for “Our Girl in Chicago,” her online nom de plume). In addition, the entire contents of this site are archived chronologically and can be accessed by clicking “ALN Archives” at the top of the right-hand column.
You can read more about us, and about “About Last Night,” by going to the right-hand column and clicking in the appropriate places. You’ll also find various other toothsome features there, including our regularly updated Top Five list of things to see, hear, read and otherwise do, links to my most recent newspaper and magazine articles, and “Sites to See,” a list of links to other blogs and Web sites with art-related content. If you’re curious about the arty part of the blogosphere, you’ve come to the right site: “Sites to See” will point you in all sorts of interesting directions, and all roads lead back to “About Last Night.”
As if all that weren’t enough, you can write to either one of us by clicking the appropriate “Write Us” button. We read our mail, and answer it, too, so long as you’re minimally polite. (Be patient, though. We get a lot of it.)
The only other thing you need to know is that “About Last Night” is about all the arts, high, medium, and low: film, drama, painting, dance, fiction, TV, music of all kinds, whatever. Our interests are wide-ranging, and we think there are plenty of other people like us out there in cyberspace, plus still more who long to wander off their beaten paths but aren’t sure which way to turn.
If you’re one of the above, we’re glad you came. Enjoy. Peruse. Come back Monday…and bring a friend. The easy-to-remember alternate URL is www.terryteachout.com, which will bring you here lickety-split (as, of course, will the longer address currently visible in your browser).
We return you now to Hello Beautiful!
UPDATE: We had a ball. If you missed us and want to listen in, go here–the program will be archived at some point in the next few days, after which you can listen to it online whenever you like.