Cold War is a timeless story of romantic love, and its persistence in the face of upheaval.
Opera Review: “The Rosenbergs” — A Morally Complicated Tale, Well Told
The Rosenbergs is small in scope but large in ambition; it is an accomplished and moving opera that demands attention.
Television Review: “The Americans” — Wasteland 2.0.
At every turn I sense potential in The Americans, always untapped, for a smart sitcom.
World Chess Culture: Cold War Checkmate
“White King and Red Queen: How the Cold War Was Fought on the Chess Board” By Daniel Johnson. Houghton Miffilin, 384 pages, $26 Reviewed by Harvey Blume The book’s thesis about the Cold War is that chess was nothing less than sublimated war between the US and the USSR. For something that is neither war, […]