Arts & Letters
The maestro of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields was an English gentleman.
A new play explores how we came to see ourselves as a chosen people.
The Girl on the Train preserves the book’s plot but has little to say.
Today’s literary turf wars would have limited some of our greatest writers.
Oliver Stone’s biopic is factually accurate, but honesty isn’t the same as objectivity.
James K.A. Smith’s new book explores the heart-shaping power of our habits.
Like his predecessors, Obama has pursued a foreign policy of primacy, not restraint.
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