The worn copy of Soul on Ice, with a detached cover and a hole in the title page, had been due at the Eureka Valley branch of the San Francisco Public Library on Dec. 9, 1970, “If SFPL didn’t cap late fees at $10.01, the fine would have been $1,731.70….
Category Archives: 05.10.18
The magazine has never done investigative journalism, and it’s been a bit overwhelmed by the number of serious, credible incidents it has heard about since senior editor Diep Tran asked for stories. “We opted to share with major news outlets the names of survivors, with their permission; these publications later produced high-profile news reports that […]
“The idea of a public library — where anyone in the community is trusted to borrow books, often for long stretches of time, for free, ad infinitum — is fairly magical. Where else do you get something for nothing? Which is not even to mention the many programs, study space, use of computers, and other […]
Ramsey shot to viral fame on YouTube, got a deal with MTV, and worked on the “Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore.” That’s a lot, in a little bit of time. Now she’s ready to stop engaging as much online. “The internet contains a cacophony of voices, said Ms. Ramsey, adding: ‘If you want to be […]
He got the chance to dance, and choreograph, and many things followed. Eventually, Fosse “took the step of acknowledging that the lyric situation of the show, its song-world, was different from its story. Indeed, he went in for forthright antirealism.”…
The National Gallery announced on Thursday it will not pay a penalty itself for withdrawing the 1929 work The Eiffel Tower from auction, the proceeds of which it had planned to use to buy a Jacques-Louis David painting from a Quebec church. The gallery said an unidentified donor had agreed to pay an undisclosed amount to Christie’s […]
Van Zweden has taken a good orchestra and made it — most of the time, if not always — a great one. He has brought discipline and precision, a new intensity in performances and new stylistic flexibility.
“With exposure can come brutality in the form of hate tweets and irate emails. Expect more of them if you stick your neck out. Some of us find this to be a minimal irritant and easily ignored. For others, it could be significant, especially considering the tendency for women and minorities in the public eye […]
“The old classic-rock myth about the white-male superman who pursues truth via decadence and virtuosic displays of musicianship has run its course. The time has come for new legends about different kinds of heroes.”
What they all share is not a general commitment to intellectual free exchange but a specific political hostility to “multiculturalism” and all that it entails. In previous decades, their views were close to hegemonic in the intellectual center.