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The New York Times said two weeks ago that it would announce its new culture editor in two weeks. No announcement yet.
It's hard to believe that the new culture editor won't be firmly enthroned in time to oversee the paper's all-important reporting on that all-important Best in Show prize at the Westminster Kennel Club Fashion Week Event on Tuesday. Maybe the Times will send its chief dance bitch dog to cover the prancing pooches tomorrow night – unless the Times already knows who the winner is – because it's fixed -- not the dog, but the contest. No, no, no, those dogs are not fixed; there'd be no money in that. But the contest – now that's another matter.
Let's look at the evidence. When was the last time an Airedoodle or Beag-a-poo won Best in Show? It's been a very long time. If that mangy Russell Terrier wins in its inaugural breed year, then you'll know that the whole contest has gone to the dogs. Let's hope that the new NYT culture editor is named tomorrow and that he or she doesn't indulge in any preliminary catting around in the newsroom before getting his nose down to the serious dog business.
Since it's probably not going to be on the new culture editor's radar, Haglund will remind everyone that tickets for the Paul Taylor Dance Company's March 6th performance are $5 and are still available at the Koch Theater Box Office and online. No facility fees. The tickets are a flat $5.
This performance is going to be a fantastic 25th anniversary celebration of Speaking in Tongues and Brandenburgs. There will be no better place to be on March 6th. So, snap up your $5 tickets today for March 6th and grab a few for other performances such as Gossamer Gallants, Promethean Fire, and Esplanade.