📣 We need your help. This is the post we hoped to never write, but today marks a huge turning point in The Strand's history. Our revenue has dropped nearly 70% compared to last year, and the loans and cash reserves that have kept us afloat these past months are depleted. https://t.co/mI074pigZu
Marge Champion, who has died at 101, danced against time. Here is my 2005 "About New York" column in which she and Donald Saddler dance with grace through their 80s, to "Stardust." https://t.co/iMS6USU9Dn
She danced as a model for the hippo ballerinas in "Fantasia." She danced in the movies, on television, on stage. She danced and danced and danced - even dancing once at a book party for me. The grand and gracious Marge Champion, dead at 101. https://t.co/sCepsz4Hry
Also, any reporter who ever covered the heartbreaking case of a missing child invariably dealt with a psychic - “I see water,” etc. - which invariably required a call to the Amazing Randi to warn against those trafficking in false hope. https://t.co/eGilliYRfE
I wrote this song with @johnleventhal about this particular vortex we find ourselves in, and the faith that we can crawl out of it with dreams intact. The sublime @sarahjarosz was kind enough to sing background harmonies and was joined by moody indie icon @jakobleventhal.
In upsetting, unsettling, infuriating times like these, we need to "Crawl into the Promised Land." The great @rosannecash shows the way with her just-released song and video. Inspiring; necessary. Raise your hands and listen: https://t.co/dtoAYgn3DJ