The new Broadway production of Death of a Salesman is an emotionally lethal combination. I defy anyone to sit through nearly three hours of Arthur Miller’s words, Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Willy, Andrew Garfield’s Biff and Mike Nichols’ direction, and not emerge suffering a full-blown existential crisis. Though more than 60 years old, the play, like… Continue reading From Willy Loman to The Real Housewives
It's a bad day at Goldman Sachs, when one of its own resigns complaining that he found greater fulfillment coming third in a table tennis tournament than he did selling bad products to the firm's "muppet" clients. But Greg Smith has done a bold thing - the fantasy of everyone leaving a grim employer. Punish… Continue reading Greg Smith: kill shot or loop?
The brilliant Japanese chain Tsutaya recently opened this gorgeous looking book store in Tokyo, Daikanyama T-Site. Analog, digital, a third space targeted at the "silver" or "premium age" market of over-50s, coffee shop, cocktail bar, travel agency, "concierges" the same age as the intended customers. When will someone start building these in the US?
The British art dealer Jay Jopling had Lunch with the FT on March 2nd, and had plenty to say on his role as a salesman for artists. Jopling and his White Cube galleries are most closely associated with the Young British Artists, Damien Hirst, Marc Quinn, the Chapman brothers, Tracy Emin and his ex-wife Sam… Continue reading Salesman who makes culture happen