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In his music and his prose, Virgil Thomson perfected a whimsically deadpan sensibility.
John Lahr’s biography of Tennessee William gets mired down in psychoanalysis.
Architecture lets us speak of the spoken indirectly.
Film and TV are plagued by duration creep. Just like work—or unemployment.
An Armenian-American writer asks if the Armenian obsession with genocide recognition is worth its emotional and psychological price.
With his cutouts, Henri Matisse tried to free himself from gravity.
Awakening a sense of wonder and flooding a cinema with crucial realities.
The New York Times columnist discusses his new book, Fire Shut Up in My Bones.