Beer talk runs the gamut from the frat boy refrain "beer is beer" to craft beer enthusiasts sparring in fermentation terminology. If there is any "art" to the drink, it lies within the bottle, and rarely will the conversation veer to what's outside it: the label. "It's not like you can open up the ... More >>
Plus plenty of high-brow, March 13-19
A memoir from composer John Adams
Helmut Lachenmann, Midori and more
The rise of classically informed indie music, one awesome photograph of MC 62 Foot Jesus, and my thoughts on "conflict of interest" in music criticism today. ALSO, a member of Grizzly Bear getting crunk in a Cincinnati, OH parking lot. It's kind of like US Weekly for obscure people.
Don't want to sit at home watching the primary returns, biting your nails and pulling your hair? The National Book Critics Circle is sponsoring events in fifteen cities where people meet up and talk about what they're reading. The L.A. one is tonight at Skylight Books at 7:30. 1818 N. Vermont Ave. ... More >>
The best classical events of 2007
Those were the days
What might the classical music establishment learn from pop?
Eighty years in a musical life