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Is contemporary art able to grapple with the world-changing events of our day?

A decade ago the writer Don De Lillo wrote that 9/11 would change “the way we think and act, moment to moment, week to week, for unknown weeks and months to come, and steely years.” The historian Taylor Branch suggested

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Shared peace

On the Monday after the death of Bin Laden was announced, I was at St. Paul’s Chapel in New York City immediately east of the 911 carnage. So odd—the old, old church (c.1764), where George Washington worshipped, survived without a

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Will music save the planet?

I wrote a story not too many years ago about an old man who, except for doing a bit of clogging now and again, was unused to hearing music. The only pianist he’d ever heard, except on an incidental elevator ride

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