R. J. Stove

author archive

RIP Clive James

The Australian journalist, poet, satirist and author left a rich canon of work, for which "all you can do with the talent is envy it."
R. J. Stove November 29, 2019

Remembering Jessye Norman, Voice of a World-Weary Angel

One of the great post-war classical singers was also courageous and eminently humane.
R. J. Stove October 3, 2019

Camelot in Australia

Amidst Catholic-Protestant tensions that persisted in the 1960s, Melbourne dedicated a garden to JFK.
R. J. Stove January 18, 2016

Beerbohm Redrawn

Why the incomparable Max is still the greatest writer you haven't read
R. J. Stove April 30, 2014

Background Noise

The Lives and Times of the Great Composers by Michael Steen
R. J. Stove April 11, 2005

What’s Going On?

America’s musical collapse from Motown to the modern day
R. J. Stove January 19, 2004

Why Belloc Still Matters

Was Hilaire Belloc sometimes careless? Yes. Impolitic? Certainly. Is he irrelevant to 21st-century concerns? Never.
R. J. Stove January 13, 2003