Articles of Note

Picasso’s Fall of Icarus was done in 1958 for Unesco headquarters. It is a portrait of intellectual disappointment... more »

New Books

A conservative's mind. Russell Kirk articulated a conservatism that served as a means, a mood, an attitude, but never conformed to any party or movement... more »

Essays & Opinions

The Shostakovich wars. Was he a conflicted yet compliant Stalinist sympathizer? Or a subtle dissident? What's certain is that he struggled to live a life devoted to music... more »