Arts+Culture

Arts+Culture

We Are the Eighth Day, © Melanie Weidner

Books

Visions of Amen, by Stephen Schloesser

Stephen Schloesser considers Olivier Messiaen and his music through the lens of a broad-based cultural history. This is fitting and welcome.

Books

Curious, by Ian Leslie

In Ian Leslie’s telling, curiosity is far from a valued quality. Augustine, he notes, equated curiosity with temptation.