Cher Public

  • Operngasse: We now know where the West ends: The western border of Arizona and Nevada, per Justice Scalia (forgive me for mentioning his... 7:52 PM
  • manou: So – not only are American people unsure of where they live, they also wash their hair with potato chips and soda. Curiouser... 7:40 PM
  • Poison Ivy: No, it does not count. You haven’t really lived until you’ve gone to Walmart to buy shampoo and left with a cart... 7:37 PM
  • LT: Does online shopping count? I recently bought a sexy vacuum cleaner for $29.99. 7:28 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Time for you to pop your Walmart cherry then. 7:26 PM
  • LT: I’ve never set foot in a Walmart, let alone the Super edition. 7:20 PM
  • manou: Cara Signora – come al solito ha capito benissimo. There is indeed at the end a gang rape of Polina (or rather Pauline as the... 7:16 PM
  • Poison Ivy: Anne! I miss SuperWalmart! I could get my oil changed, my hair cut, my prescriptions filled all in one place. It was great. 7:10 PM

Spinning chorus

katharina_spider“Her gal-pal friends play with what look like the tails of exotic serpents and keep huge spiders as pets. I was not exactly sure what this all meant. Still, the kids squealed with delight.” No more delighted than La Cieca was when she realized that Katharina Wagner has finally caught up to Mary Zimmerman in the use of oversized arachnidae in operatic Regie! [NY Times]

Death, warmed over

New York Philharmonic“The end of the world was on the program Thursday night — but for the New York Philharmonic, performing the apocalyptic opera Le Grand Macabre was a promising new beginning.” [NYP]