Articles of Note

In a celebrated 1964 book, the British historian J.H. Plumb warned of a crisis in the humanities. He was wrong then. He's wrong now... more »

New Books

Oscar Wilde is often considered in terms of his relationship with men. But women — especially his mother, Jane — made Wilde who he was... more »

Essays & Opinions

Music’s first true workaholic. Mahler claimed to loathe conducting and composing. His careerist ambitions actually improved his work... more »