The WQXR Podcast

A few weeks ago I wrote a cranky response (Silence is Not the Problem) to a Huffington Post piece by Richard Dare, which seemed to suggest that the major problem facing orchestras today was the putative complexity of concert hall etiquette. Yesterday we had a chance to speak on the … Continue Reading The WQXR Podcast

On recommending books

    We do it enthusiastically, breathlessly, when we’re young, with no worries about whether or not the friend to whom we recommend a book will find anything at all meaningful in it. Have you read this? You must read it. I don’t recommend books very often any more, and I … Continue Reading On recommending books