Friday, May 10, 2013

Did you read about Jean-Bertrand Aristide, Rachel Shteir, and the Portage Theater?

Posted By on 05.10.13 at 11:38 AM

The Portage: Now a landmark
Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.

Hey, did you read:

• That former Haitian president Jean-Bertrand Aristide appeared in public for the first time since returning from exile more than two years ago? Tal Rosenberg

• That you can watch, in a manner of speaking, all 1,045 meteorites seen to strike the earth since the ninth century? Mick Dumke

• This reminiscence by a man who was swallowed by a hippopotamus? Ben Sachs

• The New York Times Book Review's letters-to-the-editor section, which this week is all Rachel Shteir, all the time? Aimee Levitt

• That the Portage Theater has been granted landmark status by the city? Ben Sachs

• That a German opera company has withdrawn its Nazi-themed production of Wagner's Tannhauser because its images of rape, execution, and the murder of Jews in gas chambers were too effective, causing some audience members to suffer psychological trauma and physical illness? Tony Adler

• About the fourth-grade muckraker whose guerrilla documentary got his school to improve its lunch program? Aimee Levitt

• About musicians? (You know, that thing you've spent your entire life hoping for has finally been scientifically proven to be true!) Luca Cimarusti

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