Britten’s BoysA new biography explores the music of Benjamin Britten, but does it give short shrift to the composer’s infatuation with the underage?
Quiet RiotA new biography of 4’33” composer John Cage explores the role Zen played in his playful, revolutionary art.
Be a B+ Coffee SnobIt’s possible to care about how your coffee tastes without making your whole life about coffee.
The Perfect Classical Music AppEsa-Pekka Salonen’s The Orchestra puts the Philharmonia on your iPad—in very clever ways.
The Myths of Katrina Ten years after the storm, falsehood about warnings, violence, and recovery persist. Here’s the truth.
What Happened at Slate This Week? International affairs writer Joshua Keating on what to read to understand the apparently permanent slowdown of the Chinese economy.
“Dressing a Refined Story With a Touch of Vulgarity”: An Interview With Elena Ferrante’s Art Director