The houses Pugin built
A review of God’s Architect: Pugin and the Building of Romantic Britain by Rosemary Hill
Notes & Comments
Tom Wolfe, 1930–2018
On the late literary treasure.
A word of thanks
Acknowledging the support of our circle of friends.
The good populism
On populism and the middle class.
A review of The Political Theory of the American Founding by Thomas G. West.
Pater in Arcadia
A review of Pater the Classicist: Classical Scholarship, Reception, and Aestheticism, edited by Charles Martindale, Stefano Evangelista, and Elizabeth Prettejohn.
The future of classicism
On the state and prospect of classical architecture.
Letter from Bournemouth
Mom & Dada
On Travesties at the American Airlines Theatre and Three Tall Women at the John Golden Theatre.
Painting after postmodernism, III
On “Painting After Postmodernism: Belgium–Italy–USA,” at the Reggia di Caserta, Caserta, Italy.
On “All Too Human: Bacon, Freud and a Century of Painting Life” at Tate Britain, London.
On “The Unbroken Line: Old and New Masters” at Robert Simon Fine Art, “Paul Resika: Geometry and the Sea” at Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects and Bookstein Projects, “Marc de Montebello: Recent Work” at W. M. Brady & Co., “Sculpture 56” at 56 Bogart Street & “LES YES!” at The Storefront Project.
New York chronicle
On a harpsichord recital by Mahan Esfahani, concerts conducted by Manfred Honeck and Mariss Jansons, a piano recital by Daniil Trifonov, a Bach concert led by Bernard Labadie, and a duo recital by Sol Gabetta (cello) and Bertrand Chamayou (piano).
On Wi the Haill Voice: 25 Poems by Vladimir Mayakovsky, translated by Edwin Morgan, Night Sky with Exit Wounds by Ocean Vuong, The Astropastorals by Douglas Crase, A Memory of the Future by Elizabeth Spires, Stumbling Blocks: Roman Poems by Karl Kirchwey & Claude Before Time and Space by Claudia Emerson.
Glenn Goldberg’s patchwork universe
June 19, 2018
On “Glenn Goldberg: Plums and Breezes” at the New York Studio School.
The Critic’s Notebook
June 18, 2018
On Roger Scruton, Al Held, aqueducts & more from the world of culture.
Week in review
June 15, 2018
On a vanished Joycean, Cézanne’s portraits, Blake in America & more
“How did you discover The New Criterion?”: readers, editors, and writers respond
June 14, 2018
Stories of discovery from our editors and readers alike.
“Founding philosophy”: Michael Anton responds
June 13, 2018
A response from the author to a reader’s query regarding “Founding philosophy.”