There Will Be Brahms

There Will Be Brahms

James O. Tate

The subject of the Brahms Violin Concerto in D major (Op. 77) is fitting because we are talking about a work that is respected, which is one thing, but also loved, which is more.

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Defenders of Democracy

Defenders of Democracy

Philip Jenkins

Is there any chance that both sides in contemporary America might start seeing each other's pain, and start dealing with the fundamental issues of state power that we so urgently need to address?

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The Sport You Aren’t Watching

The Sport You Aren’t Watching

Rebekah Curtis

Women’s sports lurch upon a troubled foundation. To throw like a girl is to fail on the grounds of athleticism, and not to throw like a girl is to fail on the grounds of girlism.

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The Mystery of Things

The Mystery of Things

David Middleton

Near the end of Shakespeare’s King Lear, when all seems lost, Lear comforts his daughter Cordelia—like him, soon to die—by telling her that in prison they will contemplate “the mystery of things.”

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