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On The Future of Wagnerism, Part 3: Beckmesser, Kissinger and the Klinghoffer Controversy

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 09.17.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Playing out before us is the Wagner situation redux. In anticipation of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of The Death of Klinghoffer.

On the Future of Wagnerism, Part 2: Jewish Wagnerites and Wagner Societies

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 06.23.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

Part 1 of "On The Future of Wagnerism," "Do New Revelations of Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?" was published on Huffingt...

On the Future of Wagnerism: Do New Revelations About Hitler's Taste in Art Cast New Light on Wagner Appreciation?

Lawrence D. Mass, M.D. | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Lawrence D. Mass, M.D.

What's to be done about someone whose art is or seems to be so great, but whose prejudices were unquestionably contributory to great evil? How do you continue to appreciate art once aware of the enormity it was accessory to?

Mallika Rao

Can Women Save Classical Music?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mallika Rao | Posted 02.18.2014 | Arts

NEW YORK -- The velveted lobby of Weill Recital Hall smelled like an old folks’ home. It was business as usual on a January night -- a typical pre-c...

I Was a Woman Writer in THAT Issue of The New Yorker

Kate Southwood | Posted 06.29.2013 | Books
Kate Southwood

Did anyone really think that an issue of the New Yorker would magically include even 50 percent women writers? No. Did we want to be reminded of that perpetual imbalance? Perhaps not. Did we need to be reminded? Absolutely.

PHOTOS: The Flash Gordon Legacy

Posted 09.26.2012 | Books

The following is excerpted from the new edition of the Flash Gordon comic book series, and is written by Alex Ross, a famed comic book illustrator. ...

PHOTOS: The Faces Behind Your Favorite Comic Books

Posted 05.07.2012 | Books

Superheros are often maligned as being only for children and geeks; "Leaping Tall Buildings: The Origins of American Comics" (powerHouse Books, $35), ...

All Things Considered: The Many Talents of Wesley Stace

David Coggins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Coggins

Wesley Stace's eclectic talents make him a hard man to pin down. For over 20 years he's recorded highly literate folk music under the name John Wesley Harding. We spoke recently in Manhattan.

WATCH: BLOG WATCH> Wagner At War On The Rest Is Noise

therestisnoise.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

The website Wagner Opera has uploaded to YouTube a scene from the 1941 Nazi propaganda film Stukas, in which a clinically depressed fighter pilot hear...

Top Exhibitions in the West Highlight Opening Weeks of the New Season

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ArtScene

ArtScene and Visual Art Source's editors and writers have tabbed some of the top exhibitions throughout the Western U.S.

SOUTHWEST ART: Top Current Exhibitions in the Southwest (July/August, 2010)

ArtScene | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
ArtScene

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Google Isn't (Necessarily) Making Us Stupid

Michael Sigman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michael Sigman

My own meditation practice -- which facilitates clarity and focus -- has benefited incalculably from Buddhist and other spiritual websites, blogs, lectures, readings, videos and guided meditations.

A Huge Worry?

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

The ever wise and articulate Alex Ross of the New Yorker has a disturbing piece this week on his New Yorker based blog. It is not entirely unconnecte...