Is Ballet Camp?

Is it the moonbeams? The suicide-for-love finale? Or, perhaps, the extravagant gestures that designate women as birds? For Susan Sontag, writing in 1964 in “Notes on ‘Camp,’” the camp canon included Aubrey Beardsley drawings, Tiffany lamps, women’s clothes from the 1920s, Flash Gordon comics — and also “Swan Lake.” “Camp: Notes on Fashion,” at the…

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The Menu as Historic Document

Henry Voigt, a menu collector and historian, will discuss some of his latest menu finds, including items related to Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman, in a talk organized by the Culinary Historians of New York. He will also explain what can be learned from studying old restaurant menus as historic records. “The Hunt for…

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