Tomas Balaztena, Winter in Quaker Ridge, 2012. 

It's cold outside. 


Recent links of note:

What Must We Think About When We Think About Politics?
Myron Magnet, City Journal
Data isn't enough. 

Frank Lloyd Wright buildings nominated by the United States for UNESCO Heritage List
Nine of them, including the Guggenheim Museum in New York and Taliesin West in Arizona. 

The age-old art of musical page turning is under threat from the accursed iPad
Simon Usborne, The Independent
Like everything good in life. (You can also use the infernal machine to read TNC.)

The Art World's 60-Year Rut: Could a New Golden Age be on the Horizon?
New York Observer
"This is how we know precisely that we’re not in any Golden Age for visual art: There’s the spectacle of obsessive, laser-like bidding on lonely, singular canvasses by the few, but no broadly shared delight and conversation."

A Long Decline
The Economist
Kids these days can't write a clean sentence, but the kids of the past were just as bad. 


From our pages:

Philosophical Roughage
Christie Davies
A review of Žižek's Jokes: Did You Hear the One about Hegel and Negation?

A new initiative for discerning readers—and our close friends. Join The New Criterion’s Supporters Circle.