Cary Barbor appears in the following:
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We were sad to learn that among those killed in last week's Afriqiyah Airways crash in Libya was the talented Irish-born writer Bree O’Mara, 42. She was en route from her home in South Africa's North West Province to London to sign a publishing deal for her ...
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
A playwright swaps homes with a longtime collaborator and friend — an actress named Molly Fox. Throughout the course of a single day in the Dublin cottage, the unnamed playwright ruminates on her friendship with Molly as well as other friends and family members. All the while, she's trying -- ...
Friday, May 07, 2010
Earlier this year, we blogged the spectacular season opener of the Metropolitan Opera: a gorgeous (and perhaps scandalous) production of Bizet’s 'Carmen.' I was fortunate to see the final performance last weekend -- and while I must admit that opera has never been one of my ...
Wednesday, May 05, 2010
On her new album the Beninoise singer-songwriter hops back and forth between traditional West African tunes and western pop (she covers Curtis Mayfield's 'Move On Up' and James Brown's 'Cold Sweat,' ...
Thursday, April 29, 2010
Spring has officially arrived in New York City and that means getting out of the apartment--at last!--and into the parks and playgrounds.
This foot-long block of blue foam reflects this happy change: it's a miniature, pop-out playground sent to us by the Rockwell Group, designers of
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Thursday, April 15, 2010
Monday, April 12, 2010
Friday, April 02, 2010
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
We all know that the Internet has its drawbacks. (Why do I know that Sandra Bullock's husband cheated on her? Why does a certain relatives think I enjoy videos of kittens?) But its power to aggregate—pulling material from across time and around the world—can still knock your socks off. I ...
Monday, March 22, 2010
In her new collection of short stories, now out in paperback, Mary Gaitskill plumbs the depths of her characters' hearts and minds. As always, her insight into their behavior is spot-on. When Gaitskill induces cringing, it's only because her characters' actions ring so true.
Tuesday, March 16, 2010
There's a public art exhibition opening next week in New York City that has me a bit concerned.
It's called Event Horizon, and it consists of 31 life-size human figures made of iron and fiberglass. The forms will stand on pathways and sidewalks in the Madison Square Park area of ...
Monday, March 15, 2010
Rosie and Skate are sisters; they have each other's backs even as they bicker and spar. Forced to navigate the world as adults a few years too soon, while stumbling through first loves and the horrors of high school, they're wiser than most teens in fiction. Officially a young adult ...
Monday, March 08, 2010
Strangely overlooked in this year's Oscar nominations – even for Marvin Hamlisch's kinetic score – The Informant! gets inside the highly unreliable thoughts of Mark Whitacre (Matt Damon), a biochemist turned whistleblower for Archer Daniels Midland. Amid beige cubicles, the story unravels in surprising and funny ways, ...
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Last week’s show about the Lincoln Memorial reminded me of the opportunity I had a few years ago to see Lincoln's handwritten draft of the Emancipation Proclamation at the New-York Historical Society.
The document is so fragile that it can be displayed only 10 days out of ...