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Notes & Comments
Why everyone should learn the ancient languages.
How humanities professors are letting identity politics destroy their discipline.
Revisiting the philosopher through his personal notebooks.
On the sharp-tongued music critic of the 1940s.
Letter from Mumbai
Memories of the Duchess and the rest of the Mitford clan.
Reviews of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, This Is Our Youth, & Matilda
by Karen Wilkin
On “Goya: Order and Disorder,” at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
by Mario Naves
On Thomas Hart Benton’s America Today Mural Rediscovered” at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
by James Panero
On “Chris Martin” at Anton Kern Gallery; “Doppler Shift” at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey; and “Matthew Miller: Can’t You See It, I Am One” at Hansel and Gretel Picture Garden Pocket Utopia.
On Unsuk Chin’s Clarinet Concerto, a recital by René Pape, the Berlin Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall, and more.
by Stefan Beck
Reviews of Perfidia, by James Ellroy; In the Wolf’s Mouth, by Adam Foulds; The Zone of Interest, by Martin Amis; and The Laughing Monsters, by Denis Johnson.
by John Simon
on Impromptus: Selected Poems and Some Prose by Gottfried Benn,Michael Hofmann
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