Arts & Books
For 25 years opera failed to create new masterpieces. Now the barren years may finally be over
A century ago, Theodore Roosevelt turned the US into a hyperpower in its own western hemisphere, providing some eerie precedents for today
The camps were a microcosm of the Soviet Union, which may be why so few contemporary Russians want to think very much about them
Antonio Damasio takes neuroscience back to its philosophical origins in Spinoza's "mind-body" and reveals the "embodied consciousness" of art
A philosophy of self-invention was Emerson's gift, and curse, to American thought. But what good is originality, if the new self is a monster?
Art deco made mass production into art. How long before our own age of consumerism is also artified, and the McDonald's "M" winds up in the V&A?
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