Michael Cooper Profile Banner
Michael Cooper Profile
Michael Cooper

@coopnytimes

Followers
15,649
Following
1,965
Media
992
Statuses
15,127

Deputy culture editor for news at The New York Times. Previously reporter covering classical music, politics, urban affairs, New York, crime, general mayhem...

New York
Joined August 2009
Don't wanna be here? Send us removal request.
Pinned Tweet
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
10 days ago
The return of culture is crucial to New York’s economy, and not just because it is a major industry. Culture is also part of the city’s lifeblood — a magnet for visitors and residents alike that will play a key role in its comeback.
1
9
27
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
7 hours ago
Interesting look at the debate over whether the justices whose ruling freed Bill Cosby overstepped their bounds by reversing findings of fact that had been embraced by the trial court. A news analysis by @Graham_Bowley:
0
2
2
Michael Cooper Retweeted
@nytimes
The New York Times
a day ago
The Artist Pension Trust began as a worthy experiment: a fund to create financial security for artists by having them pool their work and sell it when it appreciated in value. Except many artists say they haven't heard anything from the company in years.
14
27
91
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
a day ago
Hundreds of artists entrusted thousands of works to a company, the Artist Pension Trust, on the promise of sharing in sale proceeds. Many say they haven’t heard anything for years. An eye-opening investigation by @rpogrebin and Siddhartha Mitter:
0
0
2
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
2 days ago
As it emerges from the pandemic @ABTBallet will find itself under new management: its executive director announced she is stepping down, and the company is preparing for the previously announced departure of its artistic director. @laurnosa reports:
0
2
1
Michael Cooper Retweeted
@zwoolfe
Zachary Woolfe
3 days ago
The legendary CSO trumpeter “Bud” Herseth would have turned 100 today. Celebrate with ⁦@coopnytimes⁩’s great anatomy of the inimitable “Chicago brass.”
0
8
17
Michael Cooper Retweeted
@nytimes
The New York Times
4 days ago
An Alvin Ailey masterpiece often overshadows the choreographer who made it. A new documentary tries to answer the question: Who was Alvin Ailey the man?
18
66
258
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
4 days ago
In Search Of…Alice Neel’s New York
Tweet media one
Tweet media two
1
1
10
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
5 days ago
“With few spectators on hand, this ceremony and these Games are a made-for-TV event even more than they usually are. And these images communicated the tension for both host and broadcaster. Is this year’s Olympic spirit one of resilience or of hubris?”
0
0
2
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
5 days ago
For decades, New York City kids have evaded the guards at the Hall of Gems and Minerals — like mini Murph the Surfs — to slide down the slabs of petrified wood. But the new hall may have finally defeated them, by mounting the slabs perpendicularly.
Tweet media one
1
0
6
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
6 days ago
And just like that, my scurvy was cured
Tweet media one
0
0
11
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
6 days ago
Killer detail in this piece by ⁦@JenniferKoh1⁩: when Joyce Hatto, a white pianist, released other pianists’ recordings as her own, she won praise from someone who had panned the same recording when it had been correctly attributed to Yuki Matsuzawa.
3
32
108
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
6 days ago
Thread, on an important piece by @HernandezJavier:
@HernandezJavier
Javier C. Hernández
6 days ago
The success of Asian artists in classical music obscures an alarming reality: many face routine racism in the industry. I spoke with more than 40 artists. They told me they are targets of slurs & harassment, denied jobs and portrayed as weak & unemotional
1
0
4
Michael Cooper Retweeted
@NYTMetro
NYT Metro
9 days ago
The economic stakes for New York City are high. Broadway shows give work to actors and singers and dancers and ushers, but also, indirectly, to waiters and bartenders and taxi drivers, who then go on to spend their paychecks on goods and services.
6
18
67
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
9 days ago
“The way I look at it, there is not going to be a strong recovery for New York City without the performing arts’ leading the way. People gravitate here because of the city’s cultural life.”
0
1
11
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
10 days ago
Important story on the centrality of arts and culture to New York’s postpandemic future by @MichaelPaulson @sisario and @rpogrebin on the front page of the Sunday paper:
Tweet media one
0
0
8
@coopnytimes
Michael Cooper
13 days ago
Has anyone ever wept at "Non più andrai" before? So moving to be back at the opera after 16 months, ⁦@santafeopera⁩:
Tweet media one
Tweet media two
Tweet media three
Tweet media four
4
4
49
Michael Cooper Retweeted
@juliarebeccaj
Julia Jacobs
15 days ago
The Met stagehands are back at work fixing an opera house that has fallen into disrepair over the 15-month shutdown. Now, all eyes are on the negotiations with the orchestra, which will determine whether the Met can open on schedule
10
40
130