Towards the end of Live a Little, one of its two main characters says: ‘I’m past the age of waiting for something to go wrong. It already has.’ And we know what has, because some 200 pages earlier we seen
Excerpted from "Serious Eater: A Food Lover's Perilous Quest for Pizza and Redemption" (Portfolio), 2019. Reprinted with permission from Portfolio. In early January I got an email from my old boss Steve.
Painters and opera go together. Connected by passion and big gestures, it is not surprising that composers are drawn to painters as subjects. There’s Puccini’s fictional Marcello in La bohème and Cavaradossi