It operates as a refuge for a civilizing element in short supply in contemporary America: honest criticism
Notes & Comments
On the recent controversy over the Rhodes Scholarship.
by Eric Ormsby
On A. David Moody’s Ezra Pound: Poet: Volume III: The Tragic Years 1939–1972.
On The Court and the World: American Law and the New Global Realities, by Stephen Breyer
by Bruce Bawer
The Letters of Ernest Hemingway 1926-1929, edited by Rena Sanderson, Sandra Spanier, and Robert W. Trogdon
How did Roberto Calasso piece together the afterlife of ancient images?
Revisiting Conversations with the Dead, by Danny Lyon, almost half a century after its original publication.
by Drew Oliver
Why Kenneth Clark's 1969 television show still matters today.
by Kyle Smith
On Our Mother’s Brief Affair at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre & The Color Purple at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre.
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.
by Marco Grassi
On "Maestà: Gaddi’s Triptych Reunited” at the New-York Historical Society.
by Daniel Grant
Why has the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art failed to achieve its original goals?
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.
On The Pearl Fishers, James Gaffigan at the New York Philharmonic, Evgeny Kissin at Carnegie Hall, & more.
on Margaret Thatcher: At Her Zenith: In London, Washington and Moscow by Charles Moore
on Augustine: Conversions to Confessions by Robin Lane Fox
by Carla Main
on Mark Rothko: Toward the Light in the Chapel (Jewish Lives) by Annie Cohen-Solal
Looking back on the achievements of the author's tragically short life.
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