Judith Long on Jane Sharples, Allison Kilkenny on the fight for Philly’s schools
The film’s torture scenes do not excuse or glorify torture; they do something worse: draw the audience into accommodating it.
In his writing and life, Thomas Bernhard led a charge in the opposite direction. His publisher always broke his fall.
A new collection of Adrienne Rich’s poems does not show her at her best.
The well-known musician talks about the adoption ban, Pussy Riot and the future of the opposition movement.
Every musical note has life in it. For six decades the composer Elliott Carter imagined that life precisely.
Shawn Francis Peters’s The Catonsville Nine.