Peter Gelb says keeping opera alive is a battle. Is the Metropolitan Opera winning it?
There’s a type of summertime heat in the Gulf states that will turn even the hardiest of souls into a single ball of sweat. Not even air conditioning cannot save you. Summer’s really not the best season for art, and the galleries tend to know that; they slow down just like the rest of their sticky city-dwellers. And yet, a scant few do get out, and try to see art though most of the galleries have gone on vacation.
For artist Daniel Leyva, the Internet is a deeply spiritual place. On his site Digital Altars/Spiritual.org, he explains that commercial sites have become a type of what he calls “web-based faiths.” These shrines to Google, Yahoo, and Ask.com cover all the bases of good places to worship the occult: there’s Victorian-era shrines, plenty of candles, and of course, pentagrams.