August 16, 2013


Words & Deeds

'Hannah Arendt' offers an immersion in the world of postwar New York intellectuals; 'A Hijacking' portrays the travails of a cargo ship set upon by Somali pirates.

Broken Compasses

BBC America's 'Broadchurch' grows increasingly suspenseful and engrossing as it goes, thanks to canny pacing, smart plotting, and vivid performances.

We & They

The tug-and-pull of polarities forms an enduring reality of public discourse. David Cannadine’s stimulating book attests to the workings of this remorseless process.


Rouben Mamoulian, original director of the movie version of 'Porgy and Bess,' is forgotten. In '“On My Way,”' Joseph Horowitz endeavors to restore his reputation.
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