De la musique avant toute chose
On Edward Lipman and a family piano.
A review of Samuelson Friedman: The Battle Over the Free Market by Nicholas Wapshott.
A review of The Irish Assassins: Conspiracy, Revenge, and the Phoenix Park Murders That Stunned Victorian England by Julie Kavanagh.
A review of The Man from the Future: The Visionary Life of John von Neumann by Ananyo Bhattacharya.
On the machinery of “diversity, equity, and inclusion.”
On fixing affirmative action in college admissions.
On the Supreme Court’s interpretation of the VRA.
On lawsuits over race-based admissions in the Supreme Court’s upcoming term.
On “Funerary Portraits from Roman Egypt: Facing Forward” at Harvard Art Museums, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
On “Ronnie Landfield: Recent Works” at Findlay Galleries in New York.
On the Royal Collection, Hilary Mantel & the Humboldt Forum.
On playing the timpani.
On Grover Cleveland, Henrietta Maria, Alexander Scriabin, Parisian restaurants & more from the world of culture.
On Manet’s dog portraits, a forgotten master & Curzio Malaparte.