SPOTLIGHT

Consummated in Exile

A new recording of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances conveys the breadth of the 20th-century composer’s life’s journey

By Joseph Horowitz Friday, June 14, 2024

SPOTLIGHT

Consummated in Exile

A new recording of Rachmaninoff’s Symphonic Dances conveys the breadth of the 20th-century composer’s life’s journey

By Joseph Horowitz Friday, June 14, 2024

Asturias Days

Agent 37

Read Me a Poem

“He Asked About the Quality” by C. P. Cavafy

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Book Reviews

Survival Situation

The debate over evolution and its discoverer

Talking Pictures

Tunneling to Freedom

In The Great Escape (1963), the true story of a harrowing breakout from a German POW camp

Camouflage

Read Me a Poem

“Death Fugue” by Paul Celan

Poems read aloud, beautifully

Cover Story

A Forgotten Turner Classic

Who was George Eyser, the one-legged German-American gymnast who astounded at the Olympic Games?

Portrait of the Artist

Catalina Schliebener Muñoz

Playing with dolls

Tuning Up

Downstream of Fukushima

The Japanese seafood industry has rebounded, but is anyone worried about irradiated water?

Editors’ Picks

Ten Worst Opening Lines

Essays

A Tale of War and Forgetting

Rescuing the memory of a cataclysm

Cover Story

Leaks and Consequences

Why treating leakers as spies puts journalists at legal risk

Essays

Solitude and Leadership

If you want others to follow, learn to be alone with your thoughts

Essays

The End of the Black American Narrative

A new century calls for new stories grounded in the present, leaving behind the painful history of slavery and its consequences

Essays

What Kind of Father Am I?

Looking back at a lifetime of parenting sons and being parented by them

Peter Handke
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The Apologist

The celebrated Austrian writer Peter Handke, who won the 2019 Nobel Prize for Literature, appeared at the funeral of Serbian dictator Slobodan Milosevic. Should we forgive him?

Essays

Fear of Falling

Working in the mop-and-bucket brigade in college created the perspectives of a lifetime

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