Articles of Note

E.H. Carr is best known for being consistently and egregiously wrong. But his treatment of historical change endures as a bulwark against despair... more »

New Books

Toscanini's resolute anti-fascism endeared him to fair-minded people. But it's a mistake to connect his political integrity to his music-making... more »

Essays & Opinions

Wherever there is anger and agony, there is Guernica. What is it about Picasso's mural that answers our need for an epitome of death – and for life in the face of it?... more »