Sunday, April 22, 2007

Beautiful Fort Greene

On Saturday we headed to Fort Greene, a rapidly gentrifying part of Brooklyn that I had only read about. And indeed it seemed to be inhabited by unusually attractive people, their children, and their toy dogs - or so it appeared on the first warm spring day of the year. Our ultimate destination was Kronos + Cosmos, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, an artistic juggernaut of an institution that I had never visited. But first we wandered around the park and the neighborhood in search of a restaurant, and wound up at Loulou, a sweet little French place on DeKalb Avenue that happened to be playing Belle and Sebastian when we sat down.

Is this what 9/11 sounded like? At BAM we heard the New York premiere of "My Beautiful Scream," composed by Julia Wolfe and performed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic and the Kronos Quartet. The piece was inspired by September 11 and written in its aftermath, an orchestral evocation of the day's panic and unfolding terror.

Friday, April 20, 2007

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Last Saturday: Ballet Memphis at the Joyce Theater
Friday: Dinner at Crispo, then Stay at the Rattlestick
Above: A shop window in the West Village, observed on the way home

Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Back from Bermuda

So much more exquisite than I ever expected...