Gail Collins weighs in on our U.S. senator’s great panda quest: “While it is true that I once wrote that Carolyn Maloney is the kind of politician who would pander to a doorknob, this bear quest seems like a totally worthy endeavor.” (NYT)
At the final season (on Ludlow Street) of Shakespeare in the Parking Lot: “There are so many things working against “Othello” at Shakespeare in the Parking Lot that it’s a minor miracle that the show comes together so well. Traffic noise, funky smells and a few fumbled lines plagued one recent performance. Even so, by the end, there was more than a little magic in the air.” (NYT)
Hasidic rocker chicks come to Arlene’s Grocery tonight (Wall Street Journal).