Events may have caught up with "Poor Baby Bree." While the good times were still rolling, Bree Benton's vaudeville act, with songs from the early 1900s to 1920s, seemed an odd but charming footnote in the city's phalanx of nightclub performers. But now that times are as hard as the Panic of 1907, a ... More >>
After the New Yorker, a real press photo, maybe. The poet Michael Robbins lives in Chicago, quotes both Lil Wayne and Paul Muldoon fluently, and studs his criticism with punchlines like "This sort of thing is why punk rock had to be invented." His January 12 debut in the New Yorker, "Alien Vs. Pre ... More >>
Rilke takes some heat; New Yorker film critic thinks, 'Jeez, kids, enough already!'