Monthly Archives: December 2010

Concerts in Museums #1: Chanticleer at the Met

Friend of the factory, Sean Speer, goes to hear some dude-singing and grapples with the punctuation of “The Nun’s Priest’s Tale.” “Do not fear the sound, it’s a breeze Brushing leaves against the door. Do not dread the murmuring seas, Lonely … Continue reading

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Not Paying Attention to the Arts

A follow up to last week’s post on different ways of paying attention to the arts.  Gene Weingarten’s 2007 Washington Post piece, “Pearls Before Breakfast” makes us ask the same questions about art and its appropriate contexts, this time upside-down.  What … Continue reading


Paying attention to the arts

Three ways of paying attention in the arts – 1.  Classical music: “It’s just music.”  Yeah, but it still requires some close, one-thing-at-a-time attention.  If you can remember what that means, here’s Benjamin F. Carlson on how “the purpose is … Continue reading

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