Articles of Note

Stanley Crouch’s position in the jazz world was formidable. Whether or not you agreed with his criticism, you had to deal with him  ... more »

New Books

Will Self is known for both his gloom and his antic joviality. His memoir reveals a life spent skirting every commitment — except to inebriation ... more »

Essays & Opinions

Beethoven, political leftist? The melodies have been dulled through overuse, their subversiveness no longer audible  ... more »