Books, Arts & Manners
Disdain, contrivance, and irony produce fake feeling.
Bagpipes (and other large objects) pulled out of a dragon’s behind. Need we say more?
The hidden totalitarianism of movie-award monitors.
Russia is a Putinocracy and has been for this entire century.
The Fashion Institute’s museum and the FLAG Art Foundation mount new shows.
On the conductor Mariss Jansons (1943–2019), a great musician and a great soul.
Our intellectual and cultural elites have become unmoored from reality.