Chekov & Tolstoy
On two stories in which we “see encapsulated the tragic predicament of modern man.”
A coda to New Haven’s costume confusion.
On new, noteworthy, and nutty college course offerings.
An excerpt from Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn’s forthcoming memoir Between Two Millstones.
On the life and legacy of the fiery Scottish novelist.
On “Delacroix” at the Louvre Museum, Paris, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
On psychology, romanticism, and twelve mystic rules for life.
On the pianist Yekwon Sunwoo at the International Keyboard Institute & Festival and the guitarist Jiji, the harpsichordist-conductor Richard Egarr, the pianist-conductor Christian Zacharias, the soprano Rosa Feola, and the pianist Paul Lewis at the Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center.
On an exhibition of American abstract painting at the Musée de l’Orangerie, inspired by Claude Monet.
On a virtue relegated to the subjective sense.
On Calm in Chaos, Delacroix, Art Deco & more from the world of culture.
On “John Singer Sargent & Chicago’s Gilded Age” at the Art Institute of Chicago.
On a BBC Proms performance of Shostakovich and Bernstein by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.