One of the finer piano trio albums of 2013 — released too late in the year, or on too small a label, to make a dent in the critics’ polls — is George Colligan’s “The Endless Mysteries.” It’s a program of original compositions, most of them sensible and sturdy. And because it was recorded in a few hours with no rehearsal, it’s the product of rough-and-ready postbop expertise, rather than the lived experience of a steady band.
Muhly's opera Two Boys , a collaboration with librettist Craig Lucas and directed by Bartlett Sher , premiered in June 2011 at the English National Opera and made its Metropolitan Opera debut on October 21, 2013.    According to a 2008 New York Times article, the opera is based on a late-1990s British case involving a 14-year-old boy taking on the online identity of women to try to get someone to kill him, without success.  However, in a 2008 interview with The Advocate , Muhly stated that the opera is based on the true story of an online friendship between two male teenagers, one of whom kills the other.  The opera was re-worked both before and after its 2011 premiere. The first recording of the piece, from the Met production, was released on Nonesuch Records in 2014. 
When Death From Above formed, the original intention was to write bass and drum parts simple enough that other people could learn them while Keeler and Grainger played more complex guitar parts over top. That never happened, and instead the duo came to wear simplicity, speed, and volume as their badge of honor. Outrage! Is Now does suffer in spots from uneven pacing. The bouncy, piano-pop hook of lead single “Freeze Me” might have flowed better if it didn’t prematurely halt the momentum of “Nomad,” for example. But it’s a testament to Death From Above’s growth that they can afford three songs with traces of Bowie’s iconic “Fame” groove on the same album (“Statues,” “Never Swim Alone,” “Caught Up”) without actually repeating themselves. With Outrage! Is Now , Death From Above join the rare breed of artists who are able to capitalize on their maturity without betraying the spirit of their youth.
Three years later, in the midst of what he thought was a private conversation about arms control with then-Russian President Dmitri Medvedev, Obama was famously caught on an open microphone promising that he would have “more flexibility” (that is, be able to make even more concessions to Moscow) after the presidential election that fall. (Imagine the uproar if Trump had a similar hot mic moment with Putin.) Later that year, after Mitt Romney suggested Russia was America’s “No. 1 geopolitical foe,” Obama ridiculed his Republican challenger. “The 1980s are now calling and they want their foreign policy back,” Obama retorted , in a line that has come back to haunt Democrats. An entire procession of Democratic politicians, foreign policy hands and sympathetic journalists followed Obama’s lead and repeated the critique. According to soon-to-be secretary of state John Kerry, Romney’s warning about Russia was a “preposterous notion.” His predecessor Madeleine Albright said Romney possessed “little understanding of what is actually going on in the 21 st century.”
In Washington, ., real estate firms have recast the Shaw neighborhood around historically black Howard University as North End of Shaw.
"If she's putting it on social media, she may be putting it in the classroom and that's not OK with me," Siver said.
I like it! I just bought a new piano so it won’t be getting a paint job for a good 30 years or so. I was 100% NOT going to get black. My aunt had a black piano and it showed fingerprints and smudges and dust so badly. But then I saw MATTE black and completely changed my mind. My husband was like “are you sure? Didn’t you say no black?!” Having black in a room is a must, just like is having the perfect little black dress. I live my new not shiny black piano and I’m so glad you’re happier with yours now.
• He’s best when writing about his own time and his own world. His Lawn Guyland worldview comes from an honest place, and when he writes about, say, Anthony (who works in a grocery store, saving his pennies for someday), that guy rings true.
Both sparked outrage among long-time residents, particularly after developers who pushed the Piano District name change threw a "Bronx is Burning" themed Halloween party in 2015 that focused on the neighborhood's 1970s decay, complete with a bullet-riddled car sculpture.