Monthly Archives: June 2015

Milan Kundera

His new novel, “The Festival of Insignificance,” divided into seven short ­sections, was, like his other recent work, first written in French. Well translated by Linda Asher, it suggests he has not quite finished with the Soviet era. Slight, almost…

Jeff Koons

Jeff Koons: Paris Pompidou Centre retrospective exposes artist’s shallowness and narcissism Jeff Koons’ retrospective has arrived in Paris after a critical and box-office success at the Whitney Museum in New York. Popeye, Michael Jackson and Bubbles, and the Incredible Hulk…

Kirill Petrenko is the new conductor at the Berlin Philharmonic

Russian conductor Kirill Petrenko has been unveiled as the next artistic director of the Berlin Philharmonic orchestra. He is expected to take over from Sir Simon Rattle when the British conductor’s contract expires in 2018. http://www.theguardian.com/music/2015/jun/22/kirill-petrenko-to-be-named-successor-to-rattle-at-berlin-philharmonic