Cary Barbor

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A Literary Talent Gone Too Soon

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 ...

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360 Staff Pick: Molly Fox's Birthday

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 -- ...

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Carmen: The Pas de Deux

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 ...

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360 Staff Pick: Angelique Kidjo

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,' ...

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This Week in Swag

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

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The Poet of the Common Man Sings Again

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

It's been three years since we've heard something new from Merle Haggard, but it's clear that he's been hard at work.  He's just released I Am What I Am, his first album for his new label Vanguard. His longtime band The Strangers backs him up. The ...

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V.V. Brown's Travelling Like the Light

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

After making a splash in Europe, the delightful V.V. Brown releases her first album, Travelling Like the Light, in the U.S. today.

And she'll perform a set at the Apple Store in Soho tonight at 7 p.m. (It's free!)

Not in New York City? ...

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360 Staff Pick: State of Play

Thursday, April 15, 2010

 

The movie starring Russell Crowe and Ben Affleck doesn’t hold a candle to the gripping BBC series on which it was based.  A newspaper investigates the death of a young woman, uncovering layer after layer of intrigue in the process. The plot is watertight and ...

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Sonos Sings ... Near You!

Monday, April 12, 2010

The rich harmonies and ultra-contemporary arrangements of Sonos bring a cappella singing to a level those guys in the striped vests and boater hats never could have dreamed of.

Don't know Sonos? You're in for a treat. The L.A.-based sextet visited Studio 360 last fall to talk with ...

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What the Guards Saw

Friday, April 02, 2010

It turns out that the guards at the Metropolitan Museum of Art have a lot more to say than 'The bathrooms are down the hall and to the left.'

Many of them are artists in their own right. There's a show up at the new 25CPW ...

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Thieves Thwarted!

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Need a hit of good news? How about this story out of Montreal last week:  a Paul Klee painting stolen in 1989 —that's 21 years ago!—was recovered and returned. 'Portrait in the Garden' (below), valued at $100,000, was stolen from New York's Marlborough Gallery.

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Masterpiece Theater: Laptop Edition

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 ...

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360 Staff Pick: Don't Cry

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.

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Don't Jump

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 ...

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360 Staff Pick: Rosie and Skate

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 ...

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360 Staff Pick: The Informant!

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, ...

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Luxuriating in Language

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

I had the good fortune to hear the outstanding Irish writers John Banville and Colum McCann a few days ago, when they did a reading together at New York's 92nd Street Y. Banville won the Man Booker prize in 2005 for The Sea and McCann won ...

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The Power of the Pen(cil)

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 ...

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Playing With Our Food

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

We got nearly 200 great entries to our redesign Valentine challenge. And on last week's show, Elizabeth Gilbert picked the winning entry: a bouquet of rolled bacon strips that look like roses (only yummier!) by Sarah Tisdale. As Gilbert said so aptly, 'Nothing can compete ...

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360 Staff Pick: Little Bee

Monday, February 15, 2010

A vacationing British couple ventures outside the walls of their luxury resort. There, on a Nigerian beach, they run into Little Bee, a young girl fleeing a gang of brutal soldiers. The fallout of that encounter fuels the remainder of the novel. Readers will recognize their own ...

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