Monthly Archives: August 2014

Beethoven

‘Beethoven: Anguish and Triumph,’ by Jan Swafford ….The curtain opens on a difficult childhood: an abusive alcoholic father, a boy genius mocked for his dark skin. He survives, makes his way to Vienna for fame and fortune — only to…

How the Left became obsessed with ideology over beauty

Liberals Are Killing Art by Jed Perl ….Instead of viewing life’s unquantifiable artistic experiences as a check on quantification, the well-intended impulse among many liberal commentators is to try and quantify the unquantifiable. But the power of art, which is…