“Multiple ideas were pitched, but only one seemed to believably get Jimmy out of the jam they had written him into while also shoving him toward his shyster destiny. Here, in interviews with [co-showrunner Peter] Gould and the episode’s writer, Gordon Smith, we dug into how the writers solved that challenge and where it left our favorite ambulance-chaser.” (video)
With only one exception, everyone I speak to feels the same: that something has been lost. “A big, big mistake,” says Carmen Callil, co-founder of Virago books and former managing director of Chatto & Windus. “Its USP has gone,” says a leading agent (this despite the fact that he represents some US authors). “This whole fucking thing about us having such a cultural cringe towards America,” says one publisher.
The lack of prosecutions stems from a clash between the #MeToo ethos, which encourages victims to come forward years or even decades after abuse and harassment that they’ve kept private, and a legal system that demands fast reporting of crimes and hard evidence.
Dancer Teresa Reichlen’s delivered a speech at a company gala. Her point — her whole speech — should become part of the search committee’s criteria in choosing a successor to Mr. Martins. It should also become an ultimatum to the company’s board about the Martins legacy.
There is no reason why literary translators should not promote their art as an art, as an exercise in making as well as understanding, nor any reason why they should not at least aim for artistic distinction within their own field — even if their art, and their distinction as artists, will always derive from someone else’s work.
“Located on the other side of an unassuming door within a larger complex, In Sheep’s Clothing — offering tea, coffee, cocktails, craft beer, wine and Japanese whiskey — was inspired by Japanese jazz cafes, known as jazz kissaten, or jazz kissa. Designed to evoke first-glimpse wonder, the minimal room, with blond wood, a half-dozen bar tables and mismatched Mid-century Modern chairs, has a sound system that costs as much as a luxury car. Where a restaurant website might list its farm sources, In Sheep’s Clothing lists its audio components.”
As the music is created by a sizable number of musicians working today, jazz is something other than—and maybe something more than—a heritage. It is a way to confront the particulars of the present day and give voice to what it feels like (and sounds like) to live in a time of seemingly endless access and cultural volatility. While some jazz critics are at home in the present (I’d like to think of myself as one of them), no writer has confronted the of-this-moment character of contemporary jazz with the clarity and authority that Nate Chinen has brought to it, first in his journalism and now in a daring and illuminating book, Playing Changes.
During the 90-minute conversation at the DGA Theatre, Farrow admitted to being scared his for future during the period in mid-2017 when he was parting ways with NBC News after several years under contract as the story relocated to the New Yorker. Farrow knew he was facing journalistic competition from the New York Times, which would running its first devastating story on Weinstein on Oct. 5.
The painting is “Knowledge and Wonder,” a dreamlike frieze that the artist completed in 1995 for the Legler branch of the Chicago Public Library — on the city’s poorer West Side, where African-Americans make up about 44 percent of the population. This week, Rahm Emanuel announced that the library would sell the painting at Christie’s with the proceeds — the estimate is $10 million to $15 million — earmarked to expand library services to the same level as other major branches.
The project will look back at 100 years of classical music in the UK and will be covered online and on BBC Four, BBC Two and Radio 3. The corporation has one of the biggest classical music archives in the world, with recordings from the BBC Proms, BBC orchestras and choirs along with BBC Young Musician and BBC Introducing.