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Music
Stickin’ and Stayin’

The timeless, seriously legit brilliance of Little Richard’s debut album.

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Opera for a Shattered World
All’s Atonal on the Western Front

This year’s Salzburg Festival performance of Alban Berg’s 1925 opera Wozzeck captures the essence of World War I and the violent potential of mankind’s dehumanizing tendencies.

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A Dismal Performance

Much like the Spanish Inquisition, no one expected the Great Recession. Why didn’t America’s highly paid economists have a clue? Will they ever get their act together?

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Ken Burns's The Vietnam War
The War That Never Ends

The Vietnam War gets Ken Burns’s signature “docutainment” treatment, and the result is a worthy one, if not always up to full scholarly standards.

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Presidential Power
Doing the Impossible

Jeremi Suri’s The Impossible Presidency grounds contemporary debates about the presidency in a historical understanding of the office—and shows why its recent occupants don’t measure up.

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Philosophy & Policy
To Whom Respect Is Due

Matthew B. Crawford’s The World Beyond Your Head is a thoughtful philosophical discourse on modernity and its discontents—with plenty of resonance for our current political moment.

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Technology
Cyberjitsu

Or how to “throw” your screen.

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Food for Thought
They Were What They Ate

How much does the contents of one’s plate reflect the content of one’s character? One new book argues: quite a lot.

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Opera
The Once and Future Macbeth

Verdi’s opera Macbeth showcases in thrilling music the crux of Shakespeare’s play: that humans have free will, and suffer the consequences.

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Review
The Lost Leviathan

Perry Anderson’s critique of liberal hegemony was written before Donald Trump’s unexpected victory in November of last year. And in a way, Trump’s election might serve as a vindication of Anderson’s attack.

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