Erik Tarloff


The Pleasures and Contradictions of Being Nat Hentoff

By Erik Tarloff

The Pleasures and Contradictions of Being Nat Hentoff
A new documentary on Nat Hentoff shows how the 89-year-old Village Voice critic and free speech activist was always a little ahead of the curve. Except when he was behind it.Read More


How Leonard Bernstein Conducted Himself Through His Correspondence

By Erik Tarloff

How Leonard Bernstein Conducted Himself Through His Correspondence
Despite Leonard Bernstein’s fame, questions remain about his personal life and his career. A new collection of his letters answers some of the more vexing ones.Read More


Michael Feinstein Strikes Up The Bland

By Erik Tarloff

Michael Feinstein Strikes Up The Bland
Michael Feinstein’s ‘The Gershwins and Me,’ is a sustained act of homage to the legendary composers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t make it a great book.Read More



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