The New Criterion on art
On this month’s special art section and a few thoughts on the reopening of MOMA.
“An examplar of rehabilitation”?
On the recent appointment of Susan Rosenberg to the Hamilton College faculty as “artist- and activist-in-residence.”
Business as usual
On some predictable responses to a Symposium at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
Recollections: Greenberg & Frankenthaler
by Andre Emmerich
Excerpts taken from Mr. Emmerich’s nearly completed memoir titled My Life with Art dealing with the art critic Clement Greenberg and the color-field painter Helen Frankenthaler.
Purrs of self-satisfaction
by Mark Steyn
On Stephen Sondheim’s production of Twelve Angry Men at New York’s American Airlines Theatre & Joanna Settle’s Nine Parts of Desire at the Manhattan Ensemble Theatre.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On the Great Performers Series at Avery Fisher Hall with pianist Mikhail Pletnev and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra conducted by Herbert Blomstedt; the St. Petersburg Philharmonic conducted by Yuri Temirkanov at Carnegie Hall with featured soloists including Hélène Grimaud, Vadim Repin and Lynn Harrell; & Charles Wuorinen’s Haroun and the Sea of Stories at the City Opera, New York.
One if by land
by William Logan
Reviews of Danger on Peaks, by Gary Snyder; American Smooth, by Rita Dove; Gilgamesh, by Derrek Hines; Gilgamesh: A New English Version, by Stephen Mitchell; The Prodigal, by Derek Walcott & Second Space, by Czeslaw Milosz.