Monthly Archives: March 2013

The State of the Arts: Historian Paul Johnson Weighs In

The historian Paul Johnson has written on just about every subject, with wisdom, perspective, and passion. His latest book, Art.A New History is no exception. While his conclusion focuses on the fine/fashion arts, one may substitute any art – theater, film, music, dance – and find some truth concerning the current situation: The most worrying aspect […]

John Steinbeck Goes to Church

 Penguin Classics commemorated the 50th anniversary of Steinbeck’s Nobel Prize (1962) with a new edition of his best-loved works, including Travels with Charley. In Search of America: “At age fifty-eight, John Steinbeck and his poodle, Charley, embarked on a journey across America. This chronicle of their trip meanders from small towns to growing cities to glorious […]