by | May 13, 2020

In his flagship work, The Closing of the American Mind, Allan Bloom writes, “It is in the nature of democracy…

by | May 6, 2020

Algerian singer Hamid Cheriet, better known as Idir, a major interpreter of Berber music, died in Paris last week at…

by | Apr 25, 2020

Half the planet having gone into lockdown must have shaken up Bob Dylan’s world even more than most. He has…

by | Nov 30, 2019

I decided to skip a performance by my favorite group at the very ballpark where I worked to pay for tickets…

by | Nov 22, 2019

A “substantial security problem” and “tools for espionage” are not accusations one might normally expect to be leveled against a…

by | Nov 8, 2019

Consider the clarinet. What an oddball musical instrument! It is not the mighty piano, whose range is from the most…

by | Jul 10, 2019

The organizers of the August 3 Detroit music festival AfroFuture Fest sparked outrage when the organization charged “people of color,” or POC,…

by | Jul 2, 2019

Concert tickets are expensive. It’s risky to rely on music reviews to choose which performances to attend. Critics are fallible….

by | Jun 25, 2019

Leftists are at war with the freedom of conscience … again. Pop star Taylor Swift released the music video for her…

by | Apr 3, 2019

Frederik Chopin was a Polish pianist whose passionate compositions continue to stir the soul. His music is associated with the…

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