Author Archives: R. J. Stove

Remembering Jessye Norman, Voice of a World-Weary Angel

One of the great post-war classical singers was also courageous and eminently humane.

Camelot in Australia

Amidst Catholic-Protestant tensions that persisted in the 1960s, Melbourne dedicated a garden to JFK.

Beerbohm Redrawn

Why the incomparable Max is still the greatest writer you haven’t read

What’s Going On?

America’s musical collapse from Motown to the modern day

Why Belloc Still Matters

Was Hilaire Belloc sometimes careless? Yes. Impolitic? Certainly. Is he irrelevant to 21st-century concerns? Never.