Celestial Sounds

March 31: “This is what I have to say about Bach’s life’s work: listen, play, love, revere — and keep your trap shut.”

More Powerful Than Dynamite

Thai Jones’s eye-opening study of the USA in 1914 captures an unwritten history of a nation on the brink of anarchist bombings and political bedlam akin to that which scrambled Europe at the outset of WWI. 

Scott & Zelda

March 29: “Forget the past — what you can of it, and turn about and swim back home to me, to your haven for ever and ever…”  

Portrait Inside My Head

A true man of letters in poetry, novels, and memoirs, Phillip Lopate turns his hand now to another collection of essays, a volume that sprawls engagingly over such varied terrain as “My Brother the Radio Host” to “Why I Remain a Baseball...