Month: February 2016

Looking at Wagner's 'Ring' From Bayreuth

Feb. 29, 2016 5:53 p.m. ET New York It is more than 20 years since I made my way down a long row of packed seats in the hallowed amphitheater. When the doors slammed decisively shut (were they then bolted as mischievous legend had it?) the silence was palpable, unsullied by any whir of air circulating …

Auto Safety Agency Resists Broader Recall of Takata Airbags

Under pressure from some lawmakers to recall all Takata airbags, the nation’s top auto safety regulator responded that such a recall would not improve public safety, and might exceed the agency’s authority. The recalls issued so far have focused on the highest-risk airbags, an approach that the regulator, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, considers prudent, …

Rubio on Trump: "He can't win. He's unelectable"

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Brandee Younger, a Harpist Finding Her Way to Jazz

Photo The harpist Brandee Younger, whose new album, “Wax & Wane,” celebrates influences like Dorothy Ashby and Alice Coltrane. Credit Michelle V. Agins/The New York Times Brandee Younger was a teenager — an aspiring classical harpist, growing up on Long Island — when she came across an eye-opening issue of Harp Column magazine. A trade bimonthly …

Japanese Artists Carve a Place in History

New York Even in the soft, diffuse illumination of the Asia Society Museum’s galleries, the 13th-century wood-carved head of a guardian king bursts with fierceness. The first piece we see in “Kamakura: Realism and Spirituality in the Sculpture of Japan,” he stares so intently that his eyes cross while his mouth—teeth bared, lips taut—is revving up …