The New Criterion Latest Blog https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch en-us Copyright 2017, NewCriterion.com. All Rights Reserved info@beckandstone.com info@beckandstone.com Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12121 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12121 April 9, 2021 15:35 On ancient music & Philip Roth’s KGB file. Isaac Sligh Second City views https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/second-city-views https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/second-city-views April 8, 2021 14:12 On “Geoffrey Todd Smith: Sordid Orchestra” at Western Exhibitions, Chicago & “Maia Cruz Palileo: The Answer is the Waves of The Sea” at Monique Meloche Gallery, Chicago. Alan Pocaro Music for a While #43: Embraceability https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-43-embraceability https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-43-embraceability April 8, 2021 10:29 Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music. Jay Nordlinger Freeze-frame https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/freeze-frame https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/freeze-frame April 6, 2021 09:06 On “Tim Wilson: Between Either and Or,” at Nathalie Karg Gallery. Peter Malone The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12116 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12116 April 6, 2021 07:25 On Lee Krasner, Ralph Vaughan Williams, honoring the memory of Penn Station & more from the world of culture. The Editors Gagging on the silver spoon https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/gagging-on-the-silver-spoon https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/gagging-on-the-silver-spoon April 5, 2021 12:55 On the eccentric businessman Harold McCormick, his wife Ganna Walska & the inspiration behind Citizen Kane. Anthony Alofsin Roger Kimball introduces the April issue https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-12114 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-april-issue-12114 April 4, 2021 22:51 A new podcast from the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion. Roger Kimball Crony capitalism and professional sports https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/crony-capitalism-and-professional-sports https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/crony-capitalism-and-professional-sports April 4, 2021 19:33 On public funding for professional athletic arenas. James Piereson Be still my pulse https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/be-still-my-pulse https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/be-still-my-pulse March 31, 2021 11:19 An illustration from a French-horn player. Jay Nordlinger Adam Kirsch & James Panero on “getting” poetry https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/adam-kirsch-james-panero-on-getting-poetry https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/adam-kirsch-james-panero-on-getting-poetry March 30, 2021 10:34 A new podcast from the Poetry Editor & the Executive Editor of The New Criterion. James Panero & Adam Kirsch The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12110 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12110 March 30, 2021 08:05 On Arthur Dove, Giovanni Pergolesi, the romance of ruins, “getting” poetry & more from the world of culture. The Editors Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12108 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12108 March 26, 2021 17:48 On van Gogh’s books, concertgoing & keyboard symbols. Isaac Sligh Music off the beaten track https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-off-the-beaten-track https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-off-the-beaten-track March 25, 2021 17:29 On a new album of works for piano and orchestra by Korngold, Rimsky-Korsakov & Chopin. Jay Nordlinger Father Riggs of Yale https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/father-riggs-of-yale https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/father-riggs-of-yale March 24, 2021 17:11 On the chaplain to the Yale community & college friend of Cole Porter. Stephen Schmalhofer The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12104 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12104 March 23, 2021 10:10 On Albert Pinkham Ryder, the Frick Madison, Thomas Lawrence & more from the world of culture. The Editors Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12102 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12102 March 19, 2021 18:06 On reading rooms, Stravinsky & Saxon England. Isaac Sligh Here we are once again https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/here-we-are-once-again https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/here-we-are-once-again March 19, 2021 17:24 On the influential puppet show Kukla, Fran and Ollie. Michael Taube James Levine, RIP https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/james-levine-rip https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/james-levine-rip March 19, 2021 11:12 On one of the greatest conductors and musicians we have known. Jay Nordlinger In the meantime, chamber music https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/in-the-meantime-chamber-music https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/in-the-meantime-chamber-music March 18, 2021 10:24 On a concert by members of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra. Jay Nordlinger The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12098 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12098 March 16, 2021 11:07 On Greg Drasler, the intersections of Jacob Lawrence & Gwen Knight, Antonio Salieri, Irish historic houses & more from the world of culture. The Editors Gray eminence https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/gray-eminence https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/gray-eminence March 15, 2021 14:25 On “Grey Matters” at Nicholas Hall. Marco Grassi Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12096 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12096 March 12, 2021 18:08 On colorizing photographs, new classical recordings & the return of live performance. Isaac Sligh La tragedia è finita! https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/la-tragedia-e-finita https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/la-tragedia-e-finita March 12, 2021 10:06 On Palm Beach Opera’s festival of live performances. Paul du Quenoy Roger Kimball introduces the March issue https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-12094 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue-12094 March 10, 2021 12:54 A new podcast from the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion. Roger Kimball The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12093 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12093 March 9, 2021 10:13 On Giorgione, Camille Saint-Saëns, Scott Kahn & more from the world of culture. The Editors Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12092 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-12092 March 5, 2021 19:19 On the Sistine Chapel, William Walton & Alexander Griboedov. Isaac Sligh A cleaner slate https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-cleaner-slate https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-cleaner-slate March 5, 2021 13:08 On “Paul Mogensen” at Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, “Gerhard Richter: Cage Paintings” at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, “Stanley Whitney: How Black is That Blue” at Matthew Marks, Los Angeles & “Jim Isermann: Hypercube” at Praz-Delavallade, Los Angeles. Julia Friedman On beyond madness! https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/on-beyond-madness https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/on-beyond-madness March 4, 2021 13:27 On canceling Dr. Seuss. Joshua T. Katz The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12086 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-12086 March 2, 2021 10:02 On bookstores, Constantine Cavafy, Bob Hope & more from the world of culture. The Editors Music for a While #42: From a toast to a prayer https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-42-from-a-toast-to-a-prayer https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-42-from-a-toast-to-a-prayer February 28, 2021 19:57 Jay Nordlinger, The New Criterion’s music critic, talks music—but, more important, plays music. Jay Nordlinger