Ward Sutton's cartoon review finds the groove in Robert Boswell's The Heyday of the Insensitive Bastards.
The barriers between rich and poor can put a chill on romance -- or urge it to leap overtop.
The author's road to Damascus yields some unexpected delights.
Author Charlotte Greig writes in response to A.C. Grayling's column.
Craig Finn's bar-band-made-big holds steady to its singalong roots.
Ward Sutton's cartoon review of Winifred Gallagher's new study.
Modern metamorphoses transform the script of Beauty and the Beast.
Four new works of graphic narrative plumb the unconscious to unearth beauty and terror.
Revisiting the diverse legacies of John Updike, John Mortimer, and Horton Foote.
A new study of 17th-century English values reveals the roots of the modern world.
Ward Sutton's cartoon review looks at Marian Anderson's historic Lincoln Memorial concert.
Two collections offer new perspectives on the fine art of the cover tune.
The allure of the classic rags-to-romance tale has proven a lot more durable than a glass slipper.
From Jerusalem to India to the realm of opera queens.
Michael Dirda on Goethe's penetrating tale of four lovers at cross purposes.
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