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The latest releases, from novels to memoirs, history to poetry.


Exhibitions to see in New York and beyond.


Concerts, albums, and news from the music scene.

Recent editions of The Critic’s Notebook

Apr 19, 2017

The Critic’s Notebook

The recourse for revolution, all six cello suites of Bach, & more from the world of culture.

Apr 11, 2017

The Critic’s Notebook

Spanish masterpieces visit the Prado, Strauss and Verdi in the Met’s late season, & more from the world of culture.

Apr 04, 2017

The Critic’s Notebook

Scruton on the measure of man, the San Francisco Symphony plays the East Coast, and more from the world of culture.

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