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May 24, 2010 Issue

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  • Books & the Arts

    No Imagination

    Christen Købke painted the presence of things—buildings, faces, skies—as the presence of enigma.

    Barry Schwabsky

  • The Most Happy Fela

    Fela! is an ambitious but flawed musical about the Nigerian Afrobeat and anti-establishment icon Fela Anikulapo Kuti.

    Franklin Bruno

  • Job’s Comforters

    Science can be disproved only by its own criteria; when it comes to mental illness, its own criteria are often insufficient.

    Adam Phillips
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