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Is the well-being of the cultural middle class the key to American creativity?
All solutions are temporary in today’s digital market, and no successful revenue model is immune from disruption.
Roomful of Teeth’s new album, Render, is music for the 21st century.
Günter Grass not only taught us about German history, but also ourselves.
Wendy Wasserstein’s 1989 play barely passes the Bechdel Test. Men act; Heidi reacts. What Lean-In feminist has time for that?
Hilary Mantel and Penelope Fitzgerald have saved historical fiction from a middlebrow wasteland.
In Eric Foner’s Gateway to Freedom, the Underground Railroad is a network of dignity and defiance.
Clouds of Sils Maria is prolonged debate about the passage of time and the ceaseless rivalry of generations.