Articles of Note

Reports of the death of classical music are hardly new. But demographics do prompt a question: Can it survive the death of its audience? ... more »

New Books

In 1934, Gerdy Troost, an interior designer, set about trying to satisfy the tacky taste and lowbrow pretentions of her new client: Hitler... more »

Essays & Opinions

Only one thing got young Walter Benjamin to give up his turgid, incomprehensible prose style: failing to land an academic position... more »