Articles of Note

At The New York Times, liberal institutionalists and woke insurrectionists duke it out. Is the paper of the resistance still the paper of record? ... more »

New Books

When Michael Dirda first heard Wagner, he understood why Victorian mothers shielded their daughters from it. "This wasn’t just a 40-minute duet, it was aural sex"  ... more »

Essays & Opinions

In praise of minor aesthetics. The beautiful and sublime are rare; the cute, zany, interesting, and gimmicky are ubiquitous  ... more »