Primary-season jitters, Courtney Love redemption songs, and your guides to fall culture: A Capital week in review
September is here, which means we have been circling the primary election candidates, and assessing the impending culture explosion in the city, all week.
We created a selective guide to the primary election season, including a conversation between Josh Benson and Azi Paybarah about the overlooked contests of the cycle.
Mark Sullivan talked to James Morgan, the artistic director of the York Theatre Company, about Musicals in Mufti, a series dedicated to reviving forgotten musicals in bare-bones productions. Then Zachary Woolfe tuned in to the reflective classical music season and upcoming pop music highlights, with cameos from the city's native sons from Jay-Z and Kanye West to Screaming Females and Sufjan Stevens returning with new albums and touring schedules. As Zach mentions, one band that will be making a stop in the city this fall is Interpol, whose new Big City album is dimmer than its Bright Lights hit, according to Jonathan Liu.
Joe Pompeo followed Courtney Love down her dark, seemingly endless legal-paper-cluttered rabbit hole as she seeks redemption and relevance in New York, while Steven Boone examines Joaquin Phoenix's pathological rapper routine.
And more season previews: the latest New York tech scene stories, trends and wars to watch out for here, and what kind of fruits and vegetables you'll be seeing in the greenmarkets and on tablecloths this season.