– to write his first opera. Despite last week’s standing ovation at the Berlin premiere, one critic wonders why he bothered at all. – Financial Times
Lots of new music, lots of performances, but what happens after the opera or symphony premiere? The second-performance problem. – The New York Times
recommends taxing violent entertainment and using the money for victims of violent crime. CBC
Not so scuzzy as trying to make them, though. Here’s an inside account of the inner turmoils of a TV talk show. Salon
The networks have conceded there aren’t enough minority roles in their programming – they’re writing some in. New York Times
PREVIOUSLY: Threat of a network boycott by a coalition of Latino groups has broadcasters scrambling to compile lists of their Hispanic talent. Okay, they’re using short pieces of paper, but “we’re trying” they say.
Dallas Morning News 9/12/99
At the end of the 20th Century we’ve made the word meaningless complains Roger Kimball, editor of The New Criterion.