John Updike once affably damned James Agee as a wasted talent who failed to cultivate his craft. Liza Birnbaum replies with a defense of the glories of Agee’s ragged, heartfelt work.
Mahler’s Third is a challenge of both organization and interpretation. Does Jaap van Zweeden’s new live recording deserve a place among the greats?
The heroic efforts to save the lives of the black rhinos of Zimbabwe are at the heart of a thrilling new book