The New Criterion December 2022 https://newcriterion.com/ en-us Copyright 2022, NewCriterion.com. All Rights Reserved info@beckandstone.com info@beckandstone.com Decline . . . https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/decline https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/decline November 16, 2022 12:00 On the rot in American institutions. . . . & fall https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/fall https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/fall November 16, 2022 12:00 On the Twitterati and art vandals. Falling off: memories of Clem https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/falling-off-memories-of-clem https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/falling-off-memories-of-clem November 16, 2022 12:00 On the famous modernist critic. Pat Lipsky A library by the book https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-library-by-the-book https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-library-by-the-book November 16, 2022 12:00 On the politicization of the American library. James Panero Among the roses https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/among-the-roses https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/among-the-roses November 16, 2022 12:00 On “The Tudors: Art and Majesty in Renaissance England” at the Met. Marco Grassi Collecting misery https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/collecting-misery https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/collecting-misery November 16, 2022 12:00 A review of On est bien arrivés by Renaud Epstein. Anthony Daniels A sculptor in full https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-sculptor-in-full https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-sculptor-in-full November 16, 2022 12:00 On David Smith: The Art and Life of a Transformational Sculptor by Michael Brenson. Eric Gibson The Spanish Sargent https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-spanish-sargent https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-spanish-sargent November 16, 2022 12:00 On “Sargent and Spain” at the National Gallery of Art. Karen Wilkin A very sharp & mechanical man https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-very-sharp-mechanical-man https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-very-sharp-mechanical-man November 16, 2022 12:00 On “Mr. Pergolesi's Curious Things: Ornament in Eighteenth-Century Britain” at the Cooper Hewitt. Benjamin Riley Offering https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/offering https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/offering November 16, 2022 12:00 Bruce Bond Deposition https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/deposition https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/deposition November 16, 2022 12:00 Bruce Bond The pillow https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-pillow https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-pillow November 16, 2022 12:00 John Poch Rex publicus https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/rex-publicus https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/rex-publicus November 16, 2022 12:00 On the mystique of the British monarchy. Justin Zaremby The conflicted anti-colonialist https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-conflicted-anti-colonialist https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-conflicted-anti-colonialist November 16, 2022 12:00 On the career of Abdulrazak Gurnah. Lisa Schiffren Pirouette power https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/pirouette-power https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/pirouette-power November 16, 2022 12:00 On the history of ballet and politics. Rupert Christiansen The good, the bad & the ugly https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-good-the-bad-the-ugly November 16, 2022 12:00 On Leopoldstadt, Topdog/Underdog, and 1776. Kyle Smith To the summit, via Philadelphia https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/to-the-summit-via-philadelphia https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/to-the-summit-via-philadelphia November 16, 2022 12:00 On “Matisse in the 1930s” at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Franklin Einspruch Exhibition note https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/exhibition-note https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/exhibition-note November 16, 2022 12:00 On “Modigliani Up Close” at the Barnes Foundation. Mario Naves New York chronicle https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/new-york-chronicle https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/new-york-chronicle November 16, 2022 12:00 On Maxim Vengerov and Polina Osetinskaya at Carnegie Hall, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, La traviata, and the New York Philharmonic at the new David Geffen Hall. Jay Nordlinger Playing the fear card https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/playing-the-fear-card https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/playing-the-fear-card November 16, 2022 12:00 On the midterms and the media’s treatment of Liz Truss. James Bowman A sentimental education https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-sentimental-education https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-sentimental-education November 16, 2022 12:00 On Cotton Candy by Ted Kooser, Musical Tables by Billy Collins, Midwood by Jana Prikryl, Songs of the Closing Doors by Patrick Phillips, Time Is a Mother by Ocean Vuong, and Canopy by Linda Gregerson. William Logan A Taoist sage on horseback https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-taoist-sage-on-horseback https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/a-taoist-sage-on-horseback November 16, 2022 12:00 Gary Saul Morson Melodies unheard https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/melodies-unheard https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/melodies-unheard November 16, 2022 12:00 Mark F. McClay The abdicator https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-abdicator https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/the-abdicator November 16, 2022 12:00 Jessica Douglas-Home Ruth Slenczynska at ninety-seven https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/ruth-slenczynska-at-ninety-seven https://newcriterion.com/issues/2022/12/ruth-slenczynska-at-ninety-seven November 16, 2022 12:00 On the pianist’s career and method. Charles Cronin