The Tastes of Summer, Ranked

Food, Drinks, & Events

Peach vs. watermelon. Kielbasa vs. hot dog. Fudgsicle vs. Chipwich. New York Times food critics and writers assess the season’s peak pleasures. CreditKelsey McClellan for The New York Times The first cool bite off a watermelon wedge. The snap of a hot dog just pulled off the grill. The salty, crisp French fry, dragged through […]

May 25, 2018

15 Classical Music Festivals to See This Summer


Blossom Music Festival AKRON, OHIO, JULY 3-SEPT. 2 The Cleveland Orchestra takes up residence a short distance south of its usual home, with a series of weekend performances. Of special note are performances led by Herbert Blomstedt, Vasily Petrenko and James Gaffigan, and a special evening on which Yo-Yo Ma plays all six of Bach’s […]

May 18, 2018

The new Donna Summer musical is not hot stuff


“When I’m bad, I’m so, so bad,” Donna Summer sang in “Last Dance,” and that perfectly describes the new Broadway musical about her life. “Summer,” which opened Monday, is borderline incoherent. It turns a complex woman’s life into a hagiography, a slide show of events — Boston childhood, stint in Europe, fame, motherhood, illness — […]

April 24, 2018
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