Chapter 8 – Broadway and Green Day

Boulevard of Broken Dreams

Last week my J-Term class went to the Whitney Museum to see the exhibition Modern Life: Edward Hopper and His Time, which is on display through April 10. In our course, Hopper represents one strain of what William B. Scott and Peter M. Rutkoff call “New York Modern,” a realist strain that is distinct from […]


American Idiot? Or Worldwide “Idiocracy”?

Lights dim, silence falls, curtain rises…the stage suddenly lights up with blinding flashing lights, fills up with punk rock teenagers loudly singing:Don’t want to be an American idiot.Don’t want a nation under the new mediaAnd can you hear the sound…


The Fourth Idiot!

For those who are unfamiliar with one of the greatest Bollywood productions which broke all Bollywood records by grossing $43 million in the first three weeks of its release (bbc.co.uk), the title refers to the “Three Idiots” movie which is undoubtedly…


“The 41-story former Deutsche Bank building is now the former 41-story Deutsche Bank building."

As today’s New York Times Metro Section asserts “The 41-story former Deutsche Bank building is now the former 41-story Deutsche Bank building. Within a month, it should be cleared away completely.” I think I’m the first person to mention 9-11…


ten days gone, 7 days to join the dots.

hello new york (city), it’s been 10 days now, i’ve seen some of your best – (art,) the MoMA, Whitneyand the middling (of what used to be the above) – the subways and the bad – the SLUDGE-Y cold. i’ve seen American Idiot(s – JOKES), my first opera …


AMERICAN IDIOT – day 8

American idiot… who is that? I don’t know who exactly that guy is, but I can tell that it is the album of Green Day… and it is the musical play on Broadway, which I saw yesterday.You may ask what I think about that. Well, I am absolutely EXCITED …