May 2013 Volume 31, Number 9
Notes & comments
Starving in China by Arthur Waldron
The great famine before China's Cultural Revolution killed millions. Yang Jisheng took it upon himself to make sure the world knew about it.
Good company by Paul Dean
Shakespeare's actors brought his plays to life, but what kind of relationship did he have with them?
Fifty million fables
by Stefan Beck
Reviews of Manuscript Found in Accra by Paulo Coelho, Fight Song by Joshua Mohr, The Fun Parts by Sam Lipsyte, and The Woman Upstairs by Claire Messud.
by Mario Naves
On "The New Spirit: American Art in the Armory Show, 1913” at the Montclair Art Museum, Montclair, NJ.
by James Panero
On “Dana Gordon & John Mendelsohn: New Paintings” at Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, “Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets” at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, “Fedele Spadafora: New Paintings” at Slag Gallery, Brooklyn, and “John Dubrow: Recent Work” at Lori Bookstein Fine Art.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On recent performances, including Stephanie Blythe, Francesca da Rimini, the New York Philharmonic, the Artemis Quartet, Sol Gabetta, the Škampa Quartet, and more.
Speak no evil
by James Bowman
The fallout from Britain's phone-hacking scandal has now led to government regulation of the media and an ominous future for free speech in the West.