Countertenor Heartthrob

OMG.  My opera crush, countertenor Iestyn Davies, answers five questions on Opera News‘ Take 5 video series.  I’m obviously not his sole admirer as this spotlight article in Details calls him a “heartthrob to both sexes”, aw yeah.

Here is just a small sample from his world premiere recording of Nicola Porpora‘s cantatas for HRH Frederick, Prince of WalesSwoon

Alt Azn Comix

So I went to this pair of exhibits at the Museum of Chinese in America with some comics friends recently, and I recommend it.

MOCA Comics exhibitsImage by Gene Luen Yang

There are two shows, one on depictions of Asians in American postwar comics and one on contemporary Asian-American indie cartoonists.  I’d seen the first one before, and it’s okay, but I was disappointed in the lack of original art…   Luckily, the second show delivers on that end.  I also enjoyed seeing a historical lens being applied to the central group of friends and artists in the 1990s Bay Area, seeing how their network formed, expanded, and overlapped with other artists.

MOCA is free on Thursday evenings and also has its permanent exhibit on the history of Chinese immigrants to the US, for your non-comics-loving friends.  Directions & Hours here.  (Also, my friends said the bathrooms were really swanky, FYI…)