arts 02.19.08

What's New

The Whitney Biennial opens March 6th. This year, the museum spills over into the Armory at Park and 67th for a series of temporary installations, performances, and events. (Image by Matt Mullican, one of the Biennial artists.)

They're in soft-opening mode at the long-awaited Restaurant 81, 45 W. 81st [Col/CPW] 212.873.8181, chef Ed Brown's place.

Old playwrights are getting a dusting off. William Inge's Come Back, Little Sheba is on Broadway and now Elmer Rice's Adding Machine has been musicalized. It's in previews at the Minetta Lane, and getting a polarized, love-it-or-hate-it reaction. Who's next, S. N. Behrman?

From luxe cotton basics (a terrific T), Adam Lippes has expanded the brand but kept it stylish. Now there's the boutique: Adam, 678 Hudson [13th/14th] 212.229.2838.

American Artisanal: Finding the Country's Best Real Food, from Cheese to Chocolate. Author Rebecca Gray details the work of 25 of the country's top food artisans, the history of the foods they work so carefully with, plus recipes. Pub date is March.

Shelby Lynne turns her great amber voice towards the 60s with a lo-fi tribute to the queen of blue-eyed soul, Dusty Springfield, called "Just A Little Lovin'."


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