Lapham's latest folly
On the inaugural issue of Lapham's Quarterly.
Multiculturalism, a reality check
On English versus Arabic translation.
Academic consciousness raising
On "diversity awareness" at the University of Delaware.
The New Criterion on art
A note on our annual Art issue.
by James Panero
On "Calder/Melotti: Lyrical Constructions" at Barbara Mathes Gallery; "Drawing in Space" at Richard L. Feigen & Co.; "Joel Shapiro: New Sculpture" at PaceWildenstein; "Mel Kendrick: Red Blocks" at David Nolan Gallery; "Willem de Kooning, Drawings: 1920s-1970s" at Allan Stone Gallery & "Jules Olitski: The Late Paintings, A Celebration" at Knoedler & Company.
New York chronicle
by Jay Nordlinger
On the Lorin Maazel's Tchaikovsky festival, the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall, the pianist Ivan Moravec at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the London Symphony Orchestra & Chorus at Lincoln Center, and the St. Petersburg Philharmonic at Carnegie Hall.
The world is too much with us
by William Logan
On The Biplane Houses by Les Murray, Gulf Music by Robert Pinsky, Expectation Days by Sandra McPherson, Littlefoot by Charles Wright, Waterlight: Selected Poems by Kathleen Jamie, and Time and Materials by Robert Hass.