Revenge Of The Nerds: Einstein On The Beach

Ein­stein on the Beach is return­ing to BAM this week­end. The impor­tance of the work can­not be over­stated. It’s not just a col­lec­tion of famous names, a work of daunt­ing size and dura­tion, but an entirely new way to think about and make dra­matic music. The nar­ra­tive fea­tures that Wil­son and Glass devel­oped were not(…)


It’s with a fris­son of both plea­sure and dread that I enjoy the expe­ri­ence of see­ing spec­u­la­tive ideas of dystopia start to form in the lived fir­ma­ment, it’s one of the rea­sons I rec­om­mend annual read­ings of “Snow Crash” (‘bur­b­claves, the Raft) and “Crypto­nom­i­con” (Wik­iLeaks). One of the great and tragic ele­ments of Gary Shteyngart’s(…)