Monday with Messiaen

If you need a little help getting into the holiday spirit this year, I suggest you head on down to the Sheen Center on Bleecker Street next Monday, December 10, for a complete performance of Olivier Messiaen’s monumental 1944 piano work Vingt regards sur l’enfant Jésus (Twenty Gazes on the Infant Jesus). Originally composed for Messiaen’s […]

Love, no border

Over the past several years, Reverend Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping Choir have made holiday visits to Joe’s Pub, and this year is no exception. On Sundays at 2:00 p.m. from now through December 23, they’ll be offering their freewheeling Love, No Border service at the Public Theater’s club — a production of […]

Now spinning in his grave: John Peter Zenger

Just a short note from me today to let you know that Issue #8 of The American Bystander, the print humor magazine quixotically edited and published by Michael Gerber, dropped a few weeks ago, featuring (as usual) excellent work from various alumni of National Lampoon, Spy, SNL, and The New Yorker. You can snag a […]