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If asked to visualize a jazz club in the 1940s or ’50s, most people would think of a trumpet player onstage holding their instrument high, glistening through circles of cigarette smoke, like in famous black and white photos from photographers Herman Leonard or William Gottlieb. But in music memorabilia collector Jeff Gold’s new book, Sittin’ […]
Present.Perfect When they imagined a future with jet-packs and airborne automobiles, speculative writers of yore never figured out the defining technological advance of the early 21st century: social media. Way back in the ’80s, William Gibson anticipated some aspects of the internet with his concept of cyberspace, but even then, the idea that millions of people […]
In March, the Metropolitan Opera announced the closure of its 3,800 seat venue to curb the spread of COVID-19. Since then, the Met has dipped into its vast library of filmed operas to offer a free show each day on its website. The carefully curated productions guide viewers through the history of the opera canon while also introducing them to contemporary works, like Tuesday night’s stream of Marnie by Nico Muhly. […]
At Boundary Stone, Reed Doherty started behind the bar and ended up inside the jukebox. His EP, Reed Appleseed (2017), was at the front of the deck, alongside selections from the Chuck Brown Band and Pavement. On Thanksgiving this week, the Bloomingdale-based bar will close until further notice after nine years in the neighborhood. Over […]
It feels absurd to say that I’ve visited 13 percent of all the remaining lesbian bars in America, but according to the Lesbian Bar Project, only 15 are left, so I apparently have. The honor belongs to Nashville’s Lipstick Lounge and Adams Morgan’s A League of Her Own, the inclusive basement space below Pitchers on 18th Street NW cleverly named after the 1992 classic that drips with subtext. […]