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In Case You Missed It

by Christine Emba | Mar 27, 2015 03:56 PM

Schubert and Tchaikovsky, big and small

by Jay Nordlinger | Mar 25, 2015 12:09 PM

Appreciating Ernani

by Jay Nordlinger | Mar 24, 2015 01:59 PM

March 2015

Volume 33, Number 7

Notes & comments

In praise of red ink

Our inability to speak freely makes it impossible to comprehend the dangerous realities we face.


Homer in the tropics

by Alexander Suebsaeng

On teaching classics at Kamuzu Academy in Malawi.

Piano plays Harvard

by Peter Pennoyer

A review of the new Harvard Art Museums, designed by Renzo Piano.

A kingdom in splinters

by Eric Ormsby

Traditional philology today is a shadow of what it once was. Can it survive?

The epic of Ezra

by Paul Dean

A review of A. David Moody's Ezra Pound: Poet. A Portrait of the Man and His Work, Volume II: The Epic Years, 1921–1939.

March 2015

Volume 33, Number 7



Letter from Cheltenham

Barbarians among the ruins

by Anthony Daniels

On the sad state of the West English town.


Fun facts & fascism

by Sarah Ruden

Revisiting the lessons from Rick Atkinson's An Army at Dawn


Unhappy families

by Andrew Stuttaford

Reviews of Titus Andronicus at SoHo’s HERE Arts Center, A Month in the Country at Classic Stage Company & Let the Right One In at Dumbo’s St. Ann’s Warehouse.


Who was John Quinn?

by Karen Wilkin

A look back on John Quinn's life and work.

Exhibition notes

by Mario Naves

On "The Forever Now: Contemporary Painting in an Atemporal World” at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

Exhibition notes

by Christie Davies

On "Rubens and His Legacy: Van Dyck to Cézanne” at the Royal Academy of Arts, London.


New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On Mieczyslaw Weinberg, Alexandre Tharaud, the Mariinsky Orchestra of Saint Petersburg & more.

The Media

The irony of PC

by James Bowman

On Jonathan Chait's recent piece in New York Magazine


Monet’s magpie in the snow

by Jeffrey Meyers

A new interpretation of Monet's great work.

March 2015

Volume 33, Number 7


The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 1: 1886 - 1920

“I am not undesigning”

on The Letters of Robert Frost, Volume 1: 1886 - 1920

by Robert Frost, Donald Sheehy, Mark Richardson, Robert Faggen

reviewed by Andrew Hamilton

Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

Revisiting the banality of evil

on Eichmann Before Jerusalem: The Unexamined Life of a Mass Murderer

by Bettina Stangneth, Ruth Martin

reviewed by Paul Hollander

Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

The limits of logic

on Infinitesimal: How a Dangerous Mathematical Theory Shaped the Modern World

by Amir Alexander

reviewed by David Guaspari

English and Their History

Our island story

on English and Their History

by Robert Tombs

reviewed by Simon Heffer

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on Embattled Rebel: Jefferson Davis as Commander in Chief

by James M. McPherson

reviewed by Richard Tillinghast

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Travels with Paddy

on Walking the Woods and the Water: In Patrick Leigh Fermor's footsteps from the Hook of Holland to the Golden Horn

by Nick Hunt

reviewed by Ben Downing

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Aristos abroad

on The Jacobean Grand Tour: Early Stuart Travellers in Europe

by Edward Chaney and Timothy Wilks

reviewed by Henrik Bering


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