April 2015 Volume 33, Number 8
Notes & comments
The treatment of John McAdams at Marquette University reveals the newest level of intolerance in the world of higher education.
“Poetry & Truth” by David Yezzi
Poets, like journalists, historians, are after the truth. But what kind of truth, exactly, do we find in poetry?
Langston Hughes’s two faces by Michael Anderson
A new selection of Langston Hughes's letters shows how the "beloved bard of black America" was caught between the world he was born into and the one his poetry embodied.
by Andrew Stuttaford
On Churchill at New York’s New World Stages; An Octoroon at Theatre for a New Audience & The Events at New York Theatre Workshop.
by James Panero
On “between a place and candy: new works in pattern + repetition + motif” at 1285 Avenue of the Americas Art Gallery; “Tadasky: Control and Invention, 1964–2008” at D. Wigmore Fine Art & “Breaking Pattern” at Minus Space.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On James MacMillan's Piano Concerto No. 3; Jamie Barton and Bradley Moore at Zenkel Hall; Behzod Abduraimov at Weill Recital Hall & more.
Beckett two ways
on The Letters of Samuel Beckett: Volume 3, 1957-1965
by Samuel Beckett,George Craig,Martha Dow Fehsenfeld,Dan Gunn,Lois More Overbeck
reviewed by John Simon
on The World Beyond Your Head: On Becoming an Individual in an Age of Distraction
by Matthew B. Crawford
reviewed by Ian Tuttle