My Right Foot

My 2019 Reading List

What I Read in 2018

Banish These Terms

My Right Foot

By Seth Rogovoy (Saturday, January 12, 2019) NEW YORK CITY – I go under the knife on Monday morning. More…

My 2019 Reading List

by Seth Rogovoy Here’s a list of books I hope to read in the year 2019. Add to this list…

What I Read in 2018

By Seth Rogovoy I am both blessed and cursed in that my work determines to a large extent what I…

Banish These Terms

by Seth Rogovoy   Caravan Administrative state Homeland* Base (as in “Trump’s base”) Deep state   Where did these words…

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My Right Foot

By Seth Rogovoy (Saturday, January 12, 2019) NEW YORK CITY – I go under the knife on Monday morning. More specifically, my right foot will be cut open and bone spurs (the real kind, not the fake kind with which “patriotic” “nationalist” presidents evade the call-up) that are impinging on my first metatarsal joint will…

My 2019 Reading List

by Seth Rogovoy Here’s a list of books I hope to read in the year 2019. Add to this list new books that attract my attention via reviews and personal recommendations; books I will need to read for journalism assignments; plus many dozens of books about George Harrison and the Beatles I will read for…

What I Read in 2018

By Seth Rogovoy I am both blessed and cursed in that my work determines to a large extent what I read. Since my work for the most part coincides with my interests, most of my “obligatory” reading or reading for research overlaps with what I might choose to read. On the other hand, my reading…

Banish These Terms

by Seth Rogovoy   Caravan Administrative state Homeland* Base (as in “Trump’s base”) Deep state   Where did these words and phrases come from? How did they so quickly and successfully enter common parlance without adequate vetting? How did the mainstream news media fall into a pattern of parroting right-wing political euphemisms as if they…

Matisyahu to Bring Spiritual Rock to Troy Savings Bank Music Hall

(TROY, N.Y.) – Matisyahu, the unique singer-songwriter who blends rapping and beatboxing with reggae rhythms, alternative rock, and folk-rock, brings his Jewish-themed and often personal songs to the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall on Thursday, November 1, at 7:30pm. Matisyahu – a dynamic performer skilled at connecting with his audience with or without a band…

#MeToo-themed Dance by Gina Bashour at TurnPark Art Space

(WEST STOCKBRIDGE, Mass.) – New York City dancer-choreographer Gina Bashour returns home to the Berkshires this summer to premiere Unraveled, a site-specific dance work, at TurnPark Art Space on August 25 and 26, at noon and 3pm. With a strong ensemble of performers, the work weaves together themes and imagery from the fable of Rumpelstiltskin with…

Jon Hamm, Decemberists, Bonnie ‘Prince’ Billy, Tune-Yards Head to MASS MoCA in Fall 2018

(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) — Jon Hamm of “Mad Men” fame makes his North Adams debut in a work-in-progress performance at MASS MoCA on Saturday, December 8, in collaboration with Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and choreographer Danielle Agami. The piece, tentatively titled “Fishing,” is described as “a ravishing piece of multidisciplinary performance that explores the beautiful, simple…

Rogovoy Joins ‘Writers Who Rock’ Panel Discussion at Tivoli Free Library

(TIVOLI, N.Y.) – Author and music journalist Seth Rogovoy will join fellow Hudson Valley/Catskills rockers/authors Tony Fletcher, Holly George-Warren, and Robert Burke Warren in “Writers Who Rock: A Panel Discussion,” moderated by rocking writer Peter Aaron, at the Tivoli Free Library on Friday, August 3, at 6pm. A Q&A session will follow the talk. Peter Aaron is the…

WAM Theatre Gala Features Premiere of New Girls Ensemble Work on ‘Justice’

(LENOX, Mass.) – WAM’s Girls Ensemble will premiere their new work, “JUSTICE,” at WAM Theatre’s annual Midsummer Cocktail Party Benefit, hosted by author/speaker Ty Allan Jackson, at the Berkshire Equestrian Center in Richmond, Mass., on Wednesday, July 25, at 5:30pm. The evening’s guests will be the first to learn about this year’s beneficiary for WAM’s fall Main Stage…

(Concert Review) Ani DiFranco, the Mahaiwe, 6.17.18

Ani DiFranco With Haley Heynderickx Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center Great Barrington, Mass. June 17, 2018 Review and photos by Seth Rogovoy (GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass., June 18, 2018) – For nearly 30 years, Ani DiFranco has been firing off manifestos-in-song about politics as well as odes to love and heartbreak (and, more recently, reflections on motherhood).…

Berkshire International Film Festival to Honor Rachel Weisz

(GREAT BARRINGTON and PITTSFIELD, Mass.) – The 13thannual Berkshire International Film Festival (BIFF) will pay tribute to Academy Award-winning actor Rachel Weisz at its annual Tribute Night at the Mahaiwe on Friday, June 1, at 7pm. As part of the tribute, Weisz will be in conversation with David Edelstein, New York Magazine’s chief film critic, following…

David Krakauer, SoCalled, Sarah Aroeste Headline YIDSTOCK 2018

(AMHERST, Mass.) – YIDSTOCK: The Festival of New Yiddish Music is emphasizing the “new” in its title this year with a lineup comprised almost entirely of performers new to Yidstock audiences, including David Krakauer, one of the world’s great klezmer clarinetists and bandleaders, and Beyond the Pale, Canada’s premiere Jewish-roots music outfit. Also making their Yidstock…

On Rome

by Seth Rogovoy   (April 20, 2018) – ROME FELT LIKE DISNEYLAND, or at least what I imagine what Disneyland must feel like, never having been. More precisely, perhaps, Rome felt like one of those places my parents took me to when I was a child: Frontier Town in upstate New York, or Colonial Williamsburg…

HudsonValleyWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Hudson, N.Y., region.   REVELERS BRING LOUISIANA ‘SWAMP-POP’ to HELSINKI HUDSON (HUDSON, N.Y.) – Grammy-nominated Louisiana supergroup The Revelers brings its mix of “Louisiana jukebox music” and “swamp-pop” to Club Helsinki Hudson on Saturday, March 31, at 9pm. The group’s…

BerkshireWeekend Cultural Preview, Mar 28-Apr 1, 2018

A selective, curatorial view of the cultural highlights of the upcoming weekend in the greater Berkshire region.   JESSICA KIRSON HEADLINES COMEDY NIGHT at THE BARN  (SOUTH EGREMONT, Mass.) – Comedian Jessica Kirson headlines a night of standup comedy at the Barn at the Egremont Village Inn on Saturday, March 31, at 8pm. Also appearing…