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John Silber, 1926—2012

Remembering John Silber, President and Chancellor of Boston University who turned a second-rate commuter school into a world-class research institution.

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Fiction chronicle

Go walkabout

Coverage of Lionel Asbo: State of England by Martin Amis, A Hologram for the King by Dave Eggers, The Lower River by Paul Theroux, and Voss by Patrick White.

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Theater

Art

Mark Rothko: the decisive decade

On “Mark Rothko: The Decisive Decade, 1940–1950,” which opened at the Columbia Museum of Art, South Carolina, on September 14, 2012 and remains on view through January 6, 2013.

Exhibition note

On “Paul Klee—Philosophical Vision: From Nature to Art,” which opened at the McMullen Museum of Art, Boston College on September 1 and remains on view until December 9, 2012.

Exhibition note

On “Art of Change: New Directions from China,” which opened at the Hayward Gallery, London on September 7 and remains on view until December 8, 2012, and “Everything Was Moving: Photography from the ’60s and ’70s,” which opened at the Barbican Art Gallery, London September 13, 2012 and remains on view until January 13, 2013.

Exhibition note

On “Materializing ‘Six Years’: Lucy R. Lippard & the Emergence of Conceptual Art,” which opened at the Brooklyn Museum’s Elizabeth R. Sackler Center for Feminist Art on September 14, 2012 and remains on view until February 3, 2013.

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Music

New York chronicle

On Carmen, Trovatore, Othello, and recent performances by Daniil Trifonov, the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and more.

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