Articles of Note

Should public art be affirmative? Kara Walker makes provocative, monumental works that challenge the idea... more »

New Books

Good monsters, like good art, replace conventional ideas with something weird, troubling, and potentially heroic... more »

Essays & Opinions

A dyspeptic crank? The music critic Virgil Thomson slept through performances, dismissed beloved works, and reviewed his own compositions. Yet he changed classical music for the better... more »