On the Beat

On the Beat

Remembering Omus Hirshbein, the 92nd Street Y's kind-hearted "culture czar."

IN COLLEGE, I had a creative-writing instructor whose favorite maxim was "Avoid the boringly obvious." In the fall of 1983, I went to work for OMUS HIRSHBEIN, the director of performing arts at the 92...

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Current Issue: September 2015 — VOL. 80, NO. 3