I seem to have emerged unscathed from my entry into the weblog world although I am inclined to continue the inch by inch mode for a while.
The Chicago History Museum event will feature two young historians, David K. Johnson (University of South Florida) and Lane Fenrich (Northwestern University), both of whom are Northwestern Ph.D.s, discussing "Sexual Politics: From the Lavender Scare to Larry Craig." This has been an excellent program from its launch almost four years ago and is a model of how cultural institutions can make connections in serious ways with gay and lesbian issues and audiences.
As for Boulez -- the original 1911 version of Petrushka, mezzo-soprano Susan Graham in the Berlioz Les nuits d'été, and the first CSO performances of Luciano Berio's Quatre dédicaces [1978-1989]. What's not to like?