1969: THE SECOND MAN is New York Magazine's #1 Thing To Do Aug 22 - Sept 5

This rueful, raucous song cycle weaves a musical myth around the second astronaut to take that one small step for mankind. Buzz Aldrin told reporters that he “really didn’t want” to be the first on the moon “because of the added heartache.” This new folk-rock fable digs into the pathos of “the runner-up in all of us” and its resonance for a country obsessed with coming in first. —Sara Holdren

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Madeleine Foster Bersin