By Paul Mattick
APRIL 2020 | Field Notes
Politics may, as Karl Marx suggested, be an epiphenomenon resting on the economic foundation of society, but still have interesting things to tell us. The Democratic Party seemsI write this in the aftermath of Super Tuesdayto have successfully eliminated Bernie Sanders as a candidate. This was the work not just of party officials, who made no secret of their intention to control the nomination, but also of the voters, who in most places stuck with the old political machinery.
By Rachel Stone
FEB 2020 | Dance
The ushers at the New York City premiere of choreographer Pam Tanowitz and pianist Simone Dinnersteins New Work for Goldberg Variations at The Joyce Theater warn me that the program is 75 minutes75 minutes!with no intermission. Its possible they have to tell me this, but either way, the length of Bachs Goldberg Variations (which, apocrypha alleges, he composed in 1741 as an anti-Scheherazade to help an insomniac count finally sleep) intimidates.