Fiorello La Guardia also took office in a time of crisis—and he was open to new ideas and bold reforms.
Treme is an understated and deeply melancholic patchwork of American stubbornness.
How was Emily Dickinson able to be frugal and fruitful in her art?
The teenpop of the teens has proved discomfiting, like the dead brought back to life.
Martin Scorsese’s The Wolf of Wall Street, Alain Guiraudie’s Stranger by the Lake, Asghar Farhadi’s The Past
Was the author's aristocratic grandfather, who would become a leader of the armed resistance against Brazil’s military dictatorship, a hero or a terrorist?
To what extent does Franco’s rule still dictate contemporary Spanish culture?
In 1924, Lidia Ivanova, George Balanchine’s “lost muse,” disappeared on the eve of their company’s first European tour. Was her death an accident?