William Logan & James Panero discuss poetry & criticism
On Logan’s most recent poetry chronicle.
On a concert of Christmas choral works from the Renaissance—plus a wintry piece by Nico Muhly.
A review of The New York Public Library Book of Twentieth Century American Quotations by Joan Smith and The Oxford Dictionary of Quotations by Angela Partington
On excavating the old “offenses” of Roger Scruton.
On the late head of the Hudson Institute and founder of the London Center for Policy Research.
On Andrew Roberts’s impressive new biography of Winston Churchill.
On Paul Sachs’s “Museum Course” at Harvard.
On the history of the art market.
On Constantin Brancusi’s sculptures at The Museum of Modern Art and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York.
On “Mantegna and Bellini” at the National Gallery in London.
On “Between Nature and Abstraction: Edwin Dickinson and Friends” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
On concerns about museums selling their collections.
On “William Dobson: Artist of the Civil War” at Tate Britain.
On Gloria: A Life at the Daryl Roth Theatre, Apologia at the Laura Pels Theatre, and The Lifespan of a Fact at Studio 54.
On Nico Muhly’s Marnie and Puccini’s Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera, and, at Carnegie Hall, the Czech Philharmonic under Semyon Bychkov, the violinist Maxim Vengerov in recital, and the Mariinsky Orchestra under Valery Gergiev.
On recent poetry by Frederick Seidel, Ursula K. Le Guin, Max Ritvo, sam sax, jos charles, and Ada Limón.
On movements within, and reactions against, art museums in 2018.
On Ashbery’s art collection, Screwtape takes the stage, new poetry from Criterion Books & more from the world of culture.
On Calixto Bieito’s new production of Simon Boccanegra at Opéra Bastille.
Verdi’s Otello at the Metropolitan Opera
On “William Morris: Designing an Earthly Paradise” at the Cleveland Museum of Art.