In this Artsmash blog post, Tim Smith, the fine arts critic at The Baltimore Sun, draws a worrisome conclusion from listening to old recordings and comparing them to the way they are being performed now.
Modernism wreaks havoc with definitions. In this Imaginative Conservative piece, Joseph Pearce steps up to the task of wresting the definition of civilization away from the statist vision outlined by Wikipedia and restoring it to the Christian realm where it belongs.
A man for all reasons: Wendell Berry turns 80. Russell Arben Fox pays tribute in this essay for Front Porch Republic.