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-11541 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11541 April 3, 2020 15:44 On Van Gogh, Encounter & the ideal teacher of literature. Robert S. Erickson Music for a While #22: Music as balm—and delight https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-22-music-as-balmand-delight https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-22-music-as-balmand-delight April 1, 2020 18:03 Jay Nordlinger, music critic of The New Criterion, talks music—but, more important, plays music. Jay Nordlinger Chickens and eggs https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/chickens-and-eggs https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/chickens-and-eggs April 1, 2020 12:10 On the “Edison of Medicine” and his contribution to the study of vaccines. Timothy Jacobson The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11538 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11538 March 31, 2020 10:31 On crosswords, the early Third Reich, lives of the saints & more from the world of culture. The Editors Under one roof https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/under-one-roof https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/under-one-roof March 30, 2020 15:23 On Hitler’s First Hundred Days: When Germans Embraced the Third Reich by Peter Fritzsche. Clayton Trutor Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11524 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11524 March 27, 2020 15:07 On J. K. Huysmans, Elizabeth Bishop & artists and their studios. Robert S. Erickson Pocket patriot https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/pocket-patriot https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/pocket-patriot March 26, 2020 17:28 On Alexander Woollcott at war. Timothy Jacobson Sweet hysteria https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/sweet-hysteria https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/sweet-hysteria March 26, 2020 13:11 On preposterously morbid projections for COVID-19. Michael Fumento A Major Brain and his music https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-major-brain-and-his-music https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-major-brain-and-his-music March 26, 2020 10:36 On Charles Wuorinen (1938–2020). Jay Nordlinger Rare company https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/rare-company https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/rare-company March 25, 2020 13:45 On Margaret Terry “Daisy” Chanler. Stephen Schmalhofer The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11519 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11519 March 24, 2020 09:52 On British masonry, the Berlin Philharmonic, the Internet Archive & more from the world of culture. The Editors A country boy made good https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-country-boy-made-good https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-country-boy-made-good March 23, 2020 13:45 On “Jean Ranc: Un Montpelliérain à la cour des rois” at the Musée Fabre, Montpellier. James F. Penrose Music for a While #21: A little program for kids (and their parents, and others) https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-21-a-little-program-for-kids-and-their-parents-and-others https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/music-for-a-while-21-a-little-program-for-kids-and-their-parents-and-others March 23, 2020 12:31 Jay Nordlinger, music critic of The New Criterion, talks music—but, more important, plays music. Jay Nordlinger Remember, remember https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/remember-remember https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/remember-remember March 21, 2020 14:45 On Forgetting by Gabriel Josipovici. Scott Beauchamp Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11514 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11514 March 20, 2020 16:34 On Van Eyck, Saladin & Orwell’s love life. Robert S. Erickson Hyperpartisanship https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/hyperpartisanship https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/hyperpartisanship March 19, 2020 14:40 From the Winter 2020 edition of the Claremont Review of Books. James Hankins Stephen Sondheim’s felicitous flop https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/stephen-sondheims-felicitous-flop https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/stephen-sondheims-felicitous-flop March 19, 2020 11:45 On the successful failure of the 1981 musical Merrily We Roll Along. Tim Rice Seducer, seductress https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/seducer-seductress https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/seducer-seductress March 18, 2020 17:29 On new productions of Don Giovanni and Samson and Delilah at the Washington National Opera. Paul du Quenoy Eric Gibson joins “The Bookmonger” https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/eric-gibson-joins-the-bookmonger https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/eric-gibson-joins-the-bookmonger March 17, 2020 11:22 The author of The Necessity of Sculpture discusses his work with John J. Miller. John J. Miller and Eric Gibson The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11509 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11509 March 17, 2020 10:28 On Maine, the Met Opera, Scottish style & more from the world of culture. The Editors Port and a poppy https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/port-and-a-poppy https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/port-and-a-poppy March 16, 2020 11:55 Remembering Winston Churchill fifty-five years after his death. Timothy Jacobson Week in review https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11506 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/week-in-review-11506 March 14, 2020 17:12 On aphorisms, Picasso’s lovers & the undead. Robert S. Erickson Guides to Maine on the ides of March https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/guides-to-maine-on-the-ides-of-march https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/guides-to-maine-on-the-ides-of-march March 15, 2020 17:15 On At First Light: Two Centuries of Maine Artists, Their Homes and Studios & Maine and American Art: The Farnsworth Museum. Andrew L. Shea Compared to what? https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/compared-to-what https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/compared-to-what March 13, 2020 17:56 On the misguided response to COVID-19. Heather Mac Donald Lessons in wrong-ology https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/lessons-in-wrong-ology https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/lessons-in-wrong-ology March 12, 2020 13:45 On bad math and worse logic. James Bowman Visions of the implausible https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/visions-of-the-implausible https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/visions-of-the-implausible March 12, 2020 10:07 On “Jean-Jacques Lequeu: Visionary Architect” at the Morgan Library & Museum. Mario Naves A burnt and fruitless garden https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-burnt-and-fruitless-garden https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/a-burnt-and-fruitless-garden March 11, 2020 11:00 On Weather by Jenny Offill. Hannah Yoest The Critic’s Notebook https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11498 https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/the-critics-notebook-11498 March 10, 2020 10:51 On Brahms, William Bailey, country house canines & more from the world of culture. The Editors Roger Kimball introduces the March issue https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/roger-kimball-introduces-the-march-issue March 9, 2020 15:28 A new podcast from the Editor and Publisher of The New Criterion. Roger Kimball Is Joe Biden Tommy Smothers? https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/is-joe-biden-tommy-smothers https://newcriterion.com/blogs/dispatch/is-joe-biden-tommy-smothers March 8, 2020 14:43 On the rhetorical style of the former Vice President. James Piereson