Month: May 2009

Sorry Show Showdown!

Of course the title of the theatre blog I love came to me last night as I was drifting off to sleep:  Show Showdown.

These men see lots of theatre, and write about it.  I’d like to do that!  Their reviews are brief and occassionally funny and always to the point.  Glad I found this blog again…

Urban Planning

Since I’ve had minimal to do for the past two and a half weeks, I’ve spent a lot of time looking at NY-related sites.  I’ll be honest, most of these involve food.  Because I love food.  However my goal this summer is to spend money only on theatre and museums and maybe clothes and to spend minimally on food.  I call this the Feed-the-Spirit-and-Mind-Deprive-the-Body Diet.  I’ll let you know how it goes.

Anyhow, here are some of the many sites I have been purusing!

Time Out NY Summer Calendar : For the obvious reasons.  A nice jumping point to a very busy location.

Guest of a Guest:  Just because. Also good for keeping an eye on the social calendar.

Serious Eats, New York: A food blog with a specific mini-blog on food in New York.  I really want to go to Koreatown and have me some shaved ice.  Yes.

There was this fabulous theatre blog I used to read where three men saw as many shows as possible and blogged about all of them, but I lost the link.  If anyone remembers what that blog was called, please send it to me!

Broadway World : Self explanatory.

These are just a few of many, and if you have any suggestions please let me know!  The Dilettantista wishes to dabble in all things, and will happily hop about on cyberspace in order to sample from the buffet.

Why the Dilettantista?

Well, for starters, “The Dilettante” was taken.  By a blogger who, evidently, hasn’t posted since April of 2008.

Anyhow, for a reason aside from my creepy dislike of a blogger I have never met, I give to you the dictionary:



Pronunciation: \ˈdi-lə-ˌtänt, -ˌtant; ˌdi-lə-ˈ\

Function: noun

Etymology: Italian, from present participle of dilettare to delight, from Latin dilectare

1 : an admirer or lover of the arts

2 : a person having a superficial interest in an art or a branch of knowledge

So combine the fact that I am a dilettante (some might say my M.A. might disqualify me but I find that the more I learn the more I realize I know nothing) with the current fascination in tacking –ista to the end of everything and we have me, the Dilettantista.

Update: Still in Chapel Hill.  Still packing.  How many shoes should I take?  That is today’s life-shattering question.  Trying to get into the habit of blogging daily, so look forward to a few more pack-centric posts before I get into the meat of things…

Leaving on Friday

Hi friends,

I am leaving Chapel Hill, NC on Friday, May 29th to spend a summer in New York City interning at the Whitney Museum of American Art.  Typically when I spend my summers doing exciting things in exciting places (ie: studying abroad or backpacking through Europe) I record my happenings via mass-blast e-mails that I send to tons of people.  I decided that this summer I would not clog my parents’ mailboxes/my friends’ mailboxes/my family’s mailboxes/the friends of my family’s mailboxes and that I would record my life on a blog.  So here we are.

Check back periodically as to what I am doing with my life in the city.  I intend for this blog to be pretty all-inclusive: work, theatre, art, food, friends, shennanigans.  I’m hoping that it takes some form and pattern over time, but it could very well just be me chattering on about myself.  We shall see.

Anyhow, I hope you enjoy what you read–I’ll endeavor to make it worthwhile!