‘Wheel of Fortune’ on location in Las Vegas (2013)

Vanna-ty Fare

The confessions of a ‘Wheel of Fortune’ fan.

May 12, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 33 • By JOHN SIMON

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Leonard Bernstein in rehearsal with the New York Philharmonic (1957)

Sincerely, Lenny

The correspondence of Manhattan’s Maestro.

Jan 13, 2014, Vol. 19, No. 17

Benedict Nightingale

Nightingale’s Song

The collected versatility of a ‘really good’ critic.

May 20, 2013, Vol. 18, No. 34

Movie Still from Bedazzled

Let’s Misbehave

Sometimes it’s a Good Thing to be bad.

Feb 20, 2012, Vol. 17, No. 22

Téa Obreht

Balkan Dreams

A debut novel hovers among shadows and action.

Jun 27, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 39

Cavafy at Random

Cavafy at Random

The remains (in prose) of the great Greek poet.

Mar 21, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 26

Craftsman Remembered

Craftsman Remembered

Wilfrid Sheed, 1930-2011.

Feb 14, 2011, Vol. 16, No. 21

Book Review: The Second Noël

Book Review: The Second Noël

A talent to amuse is celebrated

Dec 6, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 12

Modern Master

Modern Master

The case for Richard Wilbur.

Nov 15, 2010, Vol. 16, No. 09

No Mystery Here

No Mystery Here

Shakespeare wrote Shakespeare’s plays

Aug 23, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 46

Byron the Romantic

Byron the Romantic

He really was ‘mad, bad, and dangerous to know.’

Apr 5, 2010, Vol. 15, No. 28

Sour Notes

Exile from Europe to Southern California wasn't all sun and fun.

Nov 2, 2009, Vol. 15, No. 07

Strings Attached

How music went from noise to sound to melody and harmony.

May 25, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 34

Brief Encounter

Once upon a time, Archibald MacLeish cast a shadow.

Mar 2, 2009, Vol. 14, No. 23

Listener's Choice

One phonograph, eight records, and all the time in the world.

Nov 17, 2008, Vol. 14, No. 09

Rhymers' Dictionary

Defining the moderns.

Jul 7, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 41

Greek Bearing Gift

Constantine Cavafy, the tortured bard of Alexandria.

May 5, 2008, Vol. 13, No. 32

Booked Up

A critic's anthology of literary bliss.

Dec 3, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 12

Poet as Pessimist

From a desolate life comes transcendent work.

Oct 22, 2007, Vol. 13, No. 06

Cinema's Shakespeare

Ingmar Bergman, 1918-2007.

Sep 3, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 47

The Tennessee Waltz

Dancing with genius and despair.

Apr 23, 2007, Vol. 12, No. 30

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