October 22, 2014
The Anti-'Klinghoffer' Protests Are the Best Thing That Could Happen to the Metropolitan Opera
The riot that accompanied the Paris premiere of the ballet The Rite of Spring gave Stravinsky’s polytonality its artistic bonafides. Censoring Ulysses certified Joyce a prophet.
"The trenches only came up to your knees, and no protection at all; and then there was no food."
October 21, 2014
"I found German writer Walter Benjamin through my middle-school history teacher ..."
Good news for late-bloomers.
My Weekend With Oscar de la Renta
Remembering the kindness and generosity of one of fashion's greats.
October 20, 2014
You could be having MUCH better meals on your weekend.
Even his heroism was private.
October 19, 2014
It's time to come to terms with publishing in 2014. Everyone is a critic. Everyone’s got a soapbox.
At least at Trinity College, she doesn't exist. And that's a problem for Greek system reformers.
Marilynne Robinson is one of the great religious novelists, not only of our age, but any age.