It operates as a refuge for a civilizing element in short supply in contemporary America: honest criticism
Notes & Comments
800 years later, what freedoms granted by the Magna Carta remain?
On the use of the title "Master" at the university.
Remembering the founder of Donor's Trust.
by Gene Dattel
The South is largely blamed for the failure of Reconstruction, but what of the North's responsibility?
On “All the World’s Futures: The 56th International Art Exhibition” at the Giardini della Biennale and the Arsenale.
by Bruce Cole
On "BEACH" at the National Building Museum, the Eisenhower Memorial, and the end of James Billington's tenure as Librarian of Congress.
A look back at some of Baroness Orczy's mystery novels and the vibrant characters within.
by Joshua Dill
A look at two of important players in the world of historical fiction: Robert Merle and Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
by Kyle Smith
On Amazing Grace at the Nederlander Theatre, The King and I at Lincoln Center’s Vivian Beaumont Theater & The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking at SoHo Playhouse.
by Karen Wilkin
On “Discovering the Impressionists: Paul Durand-Ruel and the New Painting” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
by Mario Naves
On "Navigating the West: George Caleb Bingham and the River" at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
by James Panero
On “Stanley Whitney: Dance the Orange” at the Studio Museum in Harlem.
On Shostakovich: Under Stalin’s Shadow by the Boston Symphony Orchestra, choral music by Music Sacra, Time Present and Time Past by Mahan Esfahani & more.
on Goebbels: A Biography by Peter Longerich,Alan Bance,Jeremy Noakes,Lesley Sharpe
by Paul Dean
on "Hamlet" After Q1: An Uncanny History of the Shakespearean Text (Material Texts) by Zachary Lesser
by Kevin Clark
on Men of War: The American Soldier in Combat at Bunker Hill, Gettysburg, and Iwo Jima by Alexander Rose
on American Musicals: The Complete Books and Lyrics of 16 Broadway Classics, 1927-1969 (Library of America) by Laurence Maslon
on My Generation: Collected Nonfiction by William Styron,James L.W. I West II,Tom Brokaw
Though now largely unknown, Richard Krebs, who wrote under the pen name Jan Valtin, was one of the most successful writers of the 1940s.
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