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Summer Special Part II

Five more of our favorite articlesthis year, for free. Title Image EDOARDO BUSTI / UNSPLASH · Date 09/07/2017 Deutsche Mega-Phon The decline and fall of classical music’s greatest label. Against The Grain How the human voice reveals the essence of a person. Limits of Perspective Can a deeply flawed work of operetta be redeemed? Boundaries […]

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VAN Issue 54.5

Five of our favorites from 2017 so far. By VAN-Team · Title Image das_sabrinchen (CC BY-ND 2.0) · Date 05/04/2017 This week, instead of new articles, we’re offering you five of our favorites from 2017 so far, completely free and outside the paywall. Why? One, so that those of you who are still on the […]

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#pieces Issue 50

#pieces Issue 50 …we’re reading, listening to, and putting together. What’s going on with John Adams’s Twitter lately? In Lolita, Humbert Humbert says, “You can always count on a murderer for a fancy prose style.” It’s a hilarious line—far funnier than anything in Alejandro L. Madrid’s article, which simply makes a reasonable point about tokenism […]

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Late Summer Special Part II

Free Favorites from the Archives: Part II Title Image PHOEBE DILL (CC) · Date 09/01/2016 And here’s part two of our Late Summer Special: five more picks from the last nine months, free and outside the paywall. Enjoy! All That Matters Is How Good It Sounds The Venezuelan orchestral training program El Sistema is praised […]