New Year’s Miscellany

– The Penn Encore Society, a group of students who love classical music, has started an online journal. A transcript of my recent visit to their weekly radio program is here.

– Justin Davidson writes of his experiment in what George Plimpton called “participatory journalism” when he takes up the baton at Julliard. There is more of substance here than in many such pieces, fascinating comments from Alan Gilbert, among others.

– Here’s some awkward fun.

– Wish I had asked for this for Christmas.