Nathan Schneider co-edits the journal Killing the Buddha (www.killingthebuddha.com) and blogs at The Row Boat (www.therowboat.com). He lives in Clinton Hill.
Killing? I thought it was renovation, says Ben, an SUV-driving pop artist. He is a character in Revolt of the Castrati, a new play by Edwin Lynch.
New York City used to have factories and it used to have farms. A few leftover factories, the Queens County Farm Museum, and the occasional community garden are all that remain of either in the post-industrial landscape.
No, not satya-graha, whispered one of them, rolling her eyes again. Satya-agraha! The handful of adult students from the American Sanskrit Institute in New Jersey were having a visibly great time, even though Philip Glass mispronounced the name of his own opera.