Q Guide: Arts & Entertainment

Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2011


Optimistic note

Carl Bartlett, Jr. was 14 years old when he discovered jazz. Comment.

The Play’s The Thing: Dueling Macbeths sparked full-on theater riot in 1849

Here’s a New Year’s treat for my loyal readers: a tale from the good old days, when the merits of two actors were seriously disputed, unlike today when many awards are given out for many reasons, comparative talent not necessarily being a major consideration. The soon-to-be-televised Golden Globes, for instance, voted on by fewer than 100 people, make a good show where we get to ogle the glamorous celebrities, but do we really get to know, or to care, who’s better? Comment.

Dining Out: Don Peppe: Old-school red-sauce Italian food done right

While so many old-school places have given way to newer, trendier cuisines, Don Peppe, that bastion of red-sauce Italian, is still going strong. Whatever their secret, on a recent frigid Wednesday evening the place seemed recession-proof. Comment.

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