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Guggenheim’s Throne

Museum press releases rarely boast about the purchase of a new toilet. The one recently acquired by the Guggenheim Museum, however, is no standard-issue Kohler.

Catching Up with Roger Scruton: The Philosopher as Composer and Novelist

In this conversation with Catholic World Report, Roger Scruton discusses his new book, his thoughts on Pope Francis, the future of liberal arts education, and much more.

Why It’s Time to Turn the Music Off

In shopping malls, public houses, restaurants, hotels and elevators the ambient sound is not human conversation but the music disgorged into the air by speakers – usually invisible and inaccessible speakers that cannot be punished for their impertinence.

Too Cool in the Capital

The National Portrait Gallery does best when it focuses on high-caliber artists, rather then pandering to its visitors with exhibitions that attempt to be “cool.” Elsewhere in the capital, the Eisenhower Memorial Commission continues to lurch along.