Two new biographies of a pair of America’s most innovative men attempt to explain how intense dedication produces remarkable and wondrous results.
Am I going to infect other people? No. Am I going to spend hours listening to Morrissey and Nirvana and get nothing done? Yes.
What I found was not only far more complex than I had anticipated, but also challenging to my preconceptions of Edgar Degas as little more than the Maurice Chevalier of painters.
In the months to come, there are no better songs to sing than hymns that teach eternal truths. Spend some time with Paul Gerhardt’s poetry, and you’ll sing some of the best.
The two friends created works that are not only aesthetically pleasing, but also show how presentation is just as important to overall success as is content.
Ross Douthat’s latest book argues that America’s decadence has resulted in failing institutions and a culture that’s out of ideas.
‘Raphael and His Circle,’ which opened recently at the National Gallery of Art, brings together works from the museum’s collections of prints and drawings by the master and his associates.
Historian Tevi Troy’s latest book, ‘Fight House: Rivalries in the White House from Truman to Trump,’ explores how infighting can make or break a president.
March 2 is Dr. Seuss’s birthday and Read Across America Day. Children will hear a lot of encouragement to read, but few will be given guidance on how to find worthwhile books.
These composers and singers of the faith championed a musical style that crosses denominations and transcends race: black gospel music.
‘Things Fall Apart’ by Nigerian author Chinua Achebe is an exceedingly even-handed account of the cultural clash between the Africans in Nigeria and the English who descended on them in the late 19th century.
Edward Erler’s book, ‘Property and the Pursuit of Happiness,’ shows how Progressive-era courts redefined property rights and points to a future where we can make them meaningful again.
Jung Chang’s book, ‘Big Sister, Little Sister, Red Sister,’ tells the story of how three influential women navigated pivotal moments in 20th century China and left their mark on history.
Nothing riles the cultural relativists and totalitarians more than the classical Western canon. The movement to bring back classical architecture in both Britain and the United States is long overdue.
Classical architecture offers the possibility of restoring beauty to gain respect for the work public buildings do in contributing to the common good.
Mary Grabar’s book, ‘Debunking Howard Zinn,’ takes aim at the celebrated historian who is as influential as he is ideological and dishonest.
Morrissey knows what the notes mean now and he’s hitting them. This is no retro act; he is making some of his very best music.
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