Articles of Note

The Shostakovich problem. What is it about the composer that makes some people withhold their approval?... more »

New Books

As Martin Amis wrote, art “celebrates life,” increasing “the store of what might be lost.” Can art — at the same time — lament what will be lost in climate change?... more »

Essays & Opinions

Covid-19 has exposed Anglo-America as woefully lacking in crucial ways. In rebuilding, the world will turn to Germany, Japan, and South Korea... more »