This is an indispensable study for anyone — including scholars, policy makers, and educators — who yearns to better understand how race and culture play out in a rarefied suburban milieu.
Music Feature: 20 Moments That Made Us Glad Live Music Returned in 2022
Still, for all the gloom and doom, there’s no question that a bountiful amount of live music was finally on offer throughout the year as musicians and presenters continued to defy the odds.
Arts Feature: Recommended Books, 2022
An eclectic round-up of the favorite books of the year from our critics.
Visual Arts Commentary: Mid-Century Modern Furniture — Elegant Simplicity and Timeless Aesthetic Style
The allure of clean lines, gentle curves, and organic shapes.
Arts Commentary: The Enduring Dream of a White Christmas
The holiday is celebrated in every part of the world, but only a small portion of those places actually have snow then. So why this enduring notion of a white Christmas?
Book Review: “Isabella Stewart Gardner: A Life” — Less Intriguing But Even More Mysterious
As befits an official biography, Silver and Greenwald approach their subject with decorum and respect: they neither hide nor emphasize potentially controversial elements, carefully outlining the sources of money in Isabella’s family and the old Boston Brahmin fortune of her devoted husband.
Music Feature: The Best Jazz Albums of 2022
The magazine’s jazz critics look back over the past year and highlight their favorite albums.
Book Review: “The Value of a Whale” — Green Capitalism and the Limits of Market-Based Solutions
In this valuable book, Adrienne Buller assesses the efficacy of leading market-based efforts to address climate change and nature loss and contends that they have largely failed.
Arts Commentary: It’s Not Funny — “Saturday Night Live” and the Mark Twain Prize
Adam Sandler receiving a Mark Twain Prize is one more SNL achievement that defies understanding.
Arts Feature: Best Movies (With Some Disappointments) of 2022
Our demanding critics choose the best films (along with some disappointments) of the year. And there is plenty of disagreement.