The Celebrity Series blog celebrated its one-year anniversary yesterday, and that's worth noting. There's only one thing we don't like about the CS blog - its name. Come up with a snazzier title. The blog itself is worth clicking to, for its literate tone, eclectic offerings and semi-regular updates.
It could have been a snore, another press release for an organization that presents so many performances. But Jack Wright, the man behind the blog, knows how to be playful (a recent post offering photos of everybody from Thelonious Monk to Alan Alda playing ping-pong), informative (multiple links to Elisabeth Schwarzkopf obits), and just, plain interested.
So enjoy a virtual glass of champagne, Jack, and keep typing away.
That was fast. CultureGrrl, the blogging persona of Lee Rosenbaum, is no longer a free agent. Her spunky arts news and commentary blog has been picked up by ArtsJournal.
Of particular interest in the new issue is an open letter from Rob Clifford, of the now homeless Clifford-Smith Gallery, to Rachel Gepner about her previous story complaining about Boston's SoWa art district. "We Felt Your Pain" provides a window into the gallery world, and also the strain of balancing success in a growing art community. Rob Clifford (on the right) and Jim Smith (sitting) used to run a gallery at 450 Harrison Avenue until last December.
While we're at it... New Yorker writer Alex Ross doesn't blog every day, but it's a treat when he does.