Partisan Briefs

For David Walley

Like a boxer, he was light on his feet, he hit from the center of his weight outward, and you didn’t know where it was gonna come from, but it always connected.

New Partisan Presents: PEGGED by Nick Savard

04.5.2006 | The Editors | Fine Art, Partisan Art, Partisan Briefs | 1 Comment
New Partisan, along with affiliate and contributor, Miranda Fine Art present Nick Savard’s solo gallery show, PEGGED, opening tomorrow in London. Savard is a New York based artist who incorporates photography, drawing and sculpture into his work. His most recent installation is an intricate setup featuring wooden viewing cones, a system of pulleys and drawings. If you’re in London, be sure to check it out. Details of the show, some examples and a brief essay on Savard’s work follow.

April 7 - 13 May 2006
The Glasshouse Gallery
2-3 Bull's Head Passage, Leadenhall
Market, London, EC1

We Couldn't Be More Proud

New York Press editors (and New Partisan founders) Harry Siegel, Tim Marchman, Jonathan Leaf and columnist Azi Paybarah resigned yesterday, rather than compromise their journalistic ideals, when the paper’s ownership censored content, including the infamous Danish Muhammed cartoons.

Their courage, principles and integrity are admirable. More importantly, they are sorely needed at a time when other journalists and publications lack these qualities and publish fear-inspired and inflammatory screeds rather than providing an honest exploration of important issues. The fact that the Press’ ownership is stopping editors from running content out of cowardice, business concerns or no, betrays a serious lack of integrity.

These fellows, now formerly of the Press, have shown their commitment to authentic journalism not only by taking this morally upright stand, but in the hard work and long hours they’ve devoted to improving the Press during their short tenure. New York Press will suffer because of the loss of these gentlemen, but we at NP and the public at large will only benefit from their actions and their continued contributions.

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Our Man's Latest Masterpiece

The latest play from New Partisan’s own Jonathan Leaf, The Germans In Paris, opens tonight. It’s a funny, fast-paced story — based on real events — about three Parisian women and three German intellectuals. One of these Germans was a poet named Heinrich Heine. Another was an unknown journalist of whom the world would hear more — Karl Marx. The last was the composer Richard Wagner. The play — which received detailed coverage this week in Variety and in Playbill — will be running for three weeks with fifteen performances in all, so you’ve got no excuse not to be there, especially after James Wood deemed Leaf’s Pushkin: A Verse Tragedythe best verse play in English since Shakespeare.” Here’s the pertinent information:

March 11 at 8 pm, March 12 At 8 pm, March 13 at 3 pm, March 16 at 8 pm, March 17 At 8 pm, March 18 at 8 pm, March 19 at 2pm and 8 pm, March 20 AT 3 pm, March 23 at 8 pm, March 24 at 8 pm, March 25 At 8 pm, March 26 AT 2 pm & At 8 pm. The Location is 59 East 59th Street (btwn. Madison and Park Avenues) in Theater C. Tickets are $15 and can be ordered from Ticket Central or at 212-279-4200. Tell them New Partisan sent you.

It's a Boy!

Congratulations to Senior Editor Tim Marchman and his lovely wife Sarah who just a few hours ago had their first child, William Joseph Marchman. The baby came out a whopping 21 inches and eight pounds, five ounces, with a good head of hair already in place. Tim reports that the baby seems to like him; we’ll see how William feels 15 years from now…

Our Gal at War

09.9.2004 | The Editors | Partisan Briefs | 2 Comments

We’re not sure how our A.R. Brook Lynn, something of a hawk on such matters, ended up as part of the YW (Why Dubya, Why War) group show opening this Friday from 6 to 9 at Chelsea’s Viridian Artists but those interested in the intermingling of art and politics (and wine, of course, lots of wine) might want to give a gander. For those who don’t know, Ms. Lynn is the graphic designer behind the New Partisan logo, the columnist caricatures we’ve been premiering, and much of the other art on the site, as well as the creator of Fanny, a Bowery Tale. She’s also an accomplished film-maker, a talented writer and a jack of many other trades besides, but we’ll stop here.

330 W 25th street, between 10th and 11th Avenues, #406

Our Man In Profile

09.7.2004 | The Editors | Partisan Briefs | 8 Comments

We couldn’t have been more pleased to have seen the profile of Partisan columnist Jonathan Leaf in the latest Doublethink. Here’s a teaser —

In the world of New York City letters, a lot of people are listening to him these days. In the course of just two weeks, I watched as he went from canceling a reading because the play wasn’t ready to signing book contracts and giving legs to a new theater company. It’s the all-or-nothing nature of the arts in New York, and Leaf is becoming a player.

We’re just borrowing Jon until his ship comes in, but man are we glad to have him until then.

Concerning the Famous Ghost Monologues

...and if that's not enough, it features the following Partisans: Richard O'Keeffe as a Union soldier, Adam Chimera as a disfigured dandy, A.R. Brook Lynn as a mobster's cousin, and Hala Lettieri as an Italian war bride.

Lynn and Lettieri.

New Partisan's New Columnist

New Partisan is pleased to introduce new columnist Sam Munson. Sam has written for such publications as Commentary, the Weekly Standard, Policy Review, and the Jerusalem Post, among others. His essays on writers and their critics will appear every Tuesday.

Dare to compare...

06.22.2004 | The Editors | Media Affairs, Partisan Briefs | 7 Comments

Paul Krugman’s column in today’s Times bears an uncanny resemblance to our David L. Steinhardt’s April 8 dispatch. Remember — you hear it here first, folks.

Movie Night

It’s a big night for New Partisan, as we hold our first movie screening at 8:00 sharp this evening at the Bowery Poetry Club, on Bowery just south of Bleecker. We’ll be premiering three beautifully shot films that delve into America’s history and culture:

Our own A.R. Brook Lynn is presenting This Has Been a Moment In History, which features just about the most wonderful FDR cameo imaginable. The multi-talented team of Sal Interlandi and Till Neumann are offering The Bakery, set in 1950s Brooklyn, which, as this trailer makes clear, more than lives up to its name. And Eric Weigel’s WWII film, Gravity,
about a German and American soldier stuck, quite literally, in the woods for the night, is, dare I say it, a worthy companion to Hell in the Pacific.

That’s three movies for three dollars in a comfortable venue with a well-stocked and fairly priced bar… We hope to see you there.