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Week in review

by Benjamin Riley | Feb 05, 2016 12:39 PM

Meet the Met

by James Panero | Feb 04, 2016 03:34 PM

New York's new maestro

by Eric C. Simpson | Feb 02, 2016 11:04 AM

February 2016

Volume 34, Number 6

Notes & comments

Rhodes not taken

On the recent controversy over the Rhodes Scholarship.


Confucian confusions

by Eric Ormsby

On A. David Moody’s Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972.

The globalist legal agenda

by Andrew C. McCarthy

On The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, by Stephen Breyer

The master off duty

by Bruce Bawer

The Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1926-1929, edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon

Calasso’s memory of Antiquity

by Dominic Green

How did Roberto Calasso piece together the afterlife of ancient images?

February 2016

Volume 34, Number 6




American justice

by Anthony Daniels

Revisiting Conversations with the Dead, by Danny Lyon, almost half a century after its original publication.


Why “Civilisation” matters

by Drew Oliver

Why Kenneth Clark's 1969 television show still matters today.


Remembrance of flings past

by Kyle Smith

On Our Mother’s Brief Affair at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre & The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.


Alex Katz at the Met

by Karen Wilkin

On “Alex Katz at the Met” at the Metropolitan Museum of Art & "Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s” at the Colby College Museum of Art.

Exhibition note

by Marco Grassi

On "Maestà: Gaddi’s Triptych Reunited” at the New-York Historical Society.

Exhibition note

by Mario Naves

On “Greater New York” at MOMA PS1, New York.

Unfulfilled promises in North Adams

by Daniel Grant

Why has the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art failed to achieve its original goals?

Gallery chronicle

by James Panero

On “Katherine Bradford: Fear of Waves” & "Elisabeth Kley: Ozymandias" at Canada; “Carolanna Parlato: A Delicate Balance” at Elizabeth Harris Gallery; “Ronnie Landfield: Five Decades” at Stux + Haller; & “Lori Ellison” at McKenzie Fine Art.


New York chronicle

by Jay Nordlinger

On The Pearl Fishers, James Gaffigan at the New York Philharmonic, Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall, & more.

The Media

The king of tastelessness

by James Bowman

Has all TV become reality TV?


Remembering Shiva Naipaul

by J. Oliver Conroy

Looking back on the achievements of the author's tragically short life.

February 2016

Volume 34, Number 6


Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow

The sheer hard slog

on Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow

by Charles Moore

reviewed by Andrew Roberts

Augustine: Conversions to Confessions

A man well worth knowing

on Augustine: Conversions to Confessions

by Robin Lane Fox

reviewed by Marc M. Arkin

Book title

Lepidoptery & gush

on Letters to Véra

by Vladimir Nabokov

reviewed by John Simon

Book title

Rothko's roots

on Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel (Jewish Lives)

by Annie Cohen-Solal

reviewed by Carla Main


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