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Renee Fleming and Elvis Costello

Renee Fleming and Elvis Costello

I had the good fortune to attend a Renee Fleming recital a few years ago, and it may have been the best musical experience I’ve ever had. The divine American soprano was accompanied by the French pianist Jean Yves Thibaudet, with whom she’d made a recording. Thibaudet was fantastic, and the two of them made…

Oh Yeah, That Guy: Nader

Oh Yeah, That Guy: Nader

Back in the olden days of the 2000 election, there was a popular saying among Democrats: “A vote for Nader is a vote for Bush.” Nader supporters—many of whom were my hometown friends—countered that with the slogan: “A vote for Nader is a vote for Nader.” Either way you sliced it, the unique circumstances of…