Notes & Comments

No Lapham matter

On Lewis H. Lapham’s recent article titled “Tentacles of Rage: The Republican Propaganda Mill”; a fantasy of disturbing proportions.

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Gitmo chic

On Nicolas Kent and Sacha Wares’s New York production of Guantanamo & William Gibson’s Golda’s Balcony at the Helen Hayes.

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Gallery chronicle

On “Scott LoBaido” at Tribute Gallery; Will Cotton at Mary Boone Chelsea Gallery; “Modern Masters” at Salander-O’Reilly; “Lois Dodd: Flashings” at Alexandre Gallery; Joan Mitchell at Mary Ryan Gallery; “Under the Influence” at Barbara Mathes Gallery & Ai Weiwei at Robert Miller Gallery.


Salzburg chronicle

On this year’s Salzburg Festival, including the Czech Philharmonic and Chorus conducted by Gerd Albrecht, a recital by singer Violeta Urmana, and Korngold’s opera Die tote Stadt.


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The media


The usual suspects

A review of Deceiving the Deceivers: Kim Philby, Donald Maclean, and Guy Burgess, by S. J. Hamrick & The Private Life of Kim Philby, by Rufina Philby.

Rock rage

A review of A Rage for Rock Gardening: The story of Reginald Farrer, by Nicola Shulman.

Shorter notices

Roger Kimball on The Bookshop at 10 Curzon Street: Letters between Nancy Mitford and Heywood Hill, 1952-1973, edited by John Saumarez Smith.