Johnson’s divided mind
On Dr. Johnson’s Lives of the Poets.
From the archives: A review of Illiberal Education: The Politics of Race and Sex on Campus by Dinesh D’Souza.
On the career of the literary historian Stephen Greenblatt.
On the two new residential colleges at Yale.
On the misapplication of Thucydides to international relations.
Reconsidering the literary relevance of Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
On the graduate exhibition of the École nationale supérieure des beaux-arts in Paris.
On 1984 at the Hudson Theatre, Michael Moore: The Terms of My Surrender at the Belasco Theatre, and Miss Saigon at the Broadway Theatre.
On “The Encounter: Drawings from Leonardo to Rembrandt” at the National Portrait Gallery, London; “Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity” at Leighton House Museum; and “Quentin Blake: The Only Way to Travel” at the Jerwood Gallery, Hastings-on-Sea, UK.
On the 2017 Venice Biennale and Damien Hirst’s “Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable” at the Palazzo Grassi, Venice.
On performances at the Mostly Mozart Festival, the Lincoln Center Festival, and the Newport Music Festival.
On illogic in the academy & Italy’s new Caravaggio research institute.
An appreciation of Martin Bernheimer.
A review of Poet-Critics and the Administration of Culture by Evan Kindley.
The politics of shame—latest.
On open studios in Bushwick, the New York Philharmonic & more from the world of culture.