James Panero on Turner’s watercolors
A new podcast from the Executive Editor of The New Criterion.
On Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College & racial preferences in college admissions.
On Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought, 1450–1750 by Noel Malcolm.
On John Ruskin: Selected Prose (21st-Century Oxford Authors), edited by Richard Lansdown.
On A State at Any Cost: The Life of David Ben-Gurion by Tom Segev, translated by Haim Watzman.
On The Great Society at the Vivian Beaumont Theater, Oklahoma! at the Circle in the Square Theater, and Tootsie at the Marquis Theater.
On “From Titian to Rubens: Masterpieces from Antwerp and other Flemish Collections” at the Palazzo Ducale, Venice.
On “Homer at the Beach: A Marine Painter’s Journey, 1869–1880” at the Cape Ann Museum, Gloucester, Massachusetts.
On “J. M. W. Turner: Watercolors from Tate” at the Mystic Seaport Museum, Mystic, Connecticut.
On Philip Glass and Kelli O'Hara at the New York Philharmonic; Paul Jacobs and the French organ tradition; Porgy and Bess at the Metropolitan Opera; the composer Jessie Montgomery; the Cleveland Orchestra at Carnegie Hall; and some recently departed musical standouts.
On The Ditch by Herman Koch, translated by Sam Garrett; Family Record by Patrick Modiano, translated by Mark Polizzotti; Metropolitan Stories: A Novel by Christine Coulson; and Girl: A Novel by Edna O’Brien.
On a sleeper Rembrandt and the “Head of Alexander.”
On a new production of Verdi’s Otello by the National Opera in Washington, D.C.
On Melville’s whales, Westminster Abbey, C. K. Scott Moncrieff & more from the world of culture.
On the use of impeachment as an election strategy.
On Ruskin, atheism & tyrannical architecture.