Why Middle-Aged Moms Swoon for Twilight and Other Culture Highlights From This Week’s New York


In this week's magazine, Em & Lo explore the smart, sophisticated, and well-read mothers who cannot get enough of the Twilight saga. Sam Anderson explores whether or not Vladimir Nabokov wanted us to read his last novel. Dan Kois talks with both Liv Ullman and Cate Blanchett about their production of A Streetcar Named Desire, coming to BAM at the end of the month. David Edelstein reviews The Road, The Messenger, and Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans. Lizzy Goodman is somehow able to get Echo and the Bunnymen frontman Ian McCulloch to bash Bruce Springsteen. Fred Kaplan dives deep into the Miles Davis: The Complete Columbia Album Collection boxed set (which goes a full 70 CDs deep). Justin Davidson enjoyed the City Opera's staging of Don Giovanni. And Jerry Saltz both reviews AND previews Performa 09.