Monthly Archives: July 2016

The Gardners Get Culture

Since we lived in a grimy industrial suburb just outside Boston, we sometimes ventured into the city for cultural uplift. A couple of times we went to the Gardner Museum, founded by the eccentric and rich Isabella Stewart Gardner—no relation of ours, unless the family of her husband, John Lowell Gardner, came from the Jews […]

Kurt Weill, Maxwell Anderson, and the Possibilities of Spreading the Word

I drove to a house in Rockland County, New York, for the filming of a show for a cable channel. The episode concerned ghosts that were supposed to haunt the house. This is me with my double, which was going to be seen in the pool that my character drowned in.     The house […]