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Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era

Polishing the Nationalist Brand in the Trump Era

WASHINGTON — Ever since Donald J. Trump laid waste to its ideological shibboleths with his victory at the polls, the conservative intellectual class has been scrambling to keep up with him. And earlier this week, at the first major gathering dedicated to wresting a coherent

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

Demands of Far-Right Party Unsettle Artists in Germany

STUTTGART, Germany — Elliot Carlton Hines, a baritone who sings with the Stuttgart State Opera, received a text message in June that unnerved him. A friend was telling him that the state culture ministry had been asked for the nationalities of artists employed in the

A Rarity for Poul Ruders: A Feel-Good Opera

A Rarity for Poul Ruders: A Feel-Good Opera

“My maternal grandfather, who was a humble gardener, loved Verdi and Puccini,” the Danish composer Poul Ruders recalled recently. “And when I was 10 or 11, he took me first to see ‘La Bohème,’ and then to see ‘Aida.’” “But the experience,” he added, “did

How Much Beyoncé Does ‘The Lion King’ Have?

How Much Beyoncé Does ‘The Lion King’ Have?

To hear Beyoncé speak is such a rare occurrence that any new instance of it, no matter how fleeting, feels special, like catching a glimpse of a shooting star. So naturally, her involvement with Disney’s remake of “The Lion King”— she voices the adult Nala

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