Long Time Gone: Neptune’s ‘Lost’ Moon Is Found Again

Naiad, NEPTUNE's 'lost' moon has been spotted for the first time in more than 20 years. Also: the sounds of Neptune, where the wind blows at 700 MPH, as recorded by Voyager 1 before it left the solar system.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Power of a Song

GHANDI's inspiring Salt March of 1930 provides the inspiration for a powerful new album by CHANDRIKA KRISHNAMURTHY TANDON, who reimagines the 241-mile trek, which led to India's independence, for a new generation. Interview and...
by David McGee
 

 

 

A Fellow Romanian Remembers Dinu Lipatti

On Piano Music of Dinu Lipatti, one Romanian virtuoso, pianist LUIZA BORAC, pays tribute to another, the late DINU LIPATTI (1917-1950), in selections of his works performed on the composer's own favored Bechstein instrument.
by David McGee
 

 
 

Dramatic, Innovative, Profoundly Moving

The first recording of JAMES MACMILLAN's examination of the events following Christ's crucifixion, SINCE IT WAS THE DAY OF PREPARATION, is a triumph.
by David McGee
 

 

 

Here Comes the Sun-lit Bouquet

In HERE COMES THE SUN-LIT BOUQUET, TOUKTA WONGSE-ONT gains inspiration from fresh flowers, author SARAH ORNE JEWETT, poet ROBERT FROST and a BEATLES song in arriving at a new perspective on her father's passing.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The ‘Superhuman’ Voice of Pauline Viardot

Pauline Garcia Viardot (1821-1910) was one of the 19th century’s most versatile and influential opera stars. In his book 'Musical Memories,' CAMILLE SAINT-SAENS provides the most in-depth profile extant of Mme. Viardot.
by David McGee
 

 

 

The Secret Project

How do you explain the atomic bomb to children? JULES says a new book, THE SECRET PROJECT, by JONAH WINTER and JEANETTE WINTER, is 'a compelling introduction to this topic.' The first review is here.
by David McGee
 

 
 

John W. James: Grief Guru to Bereaved Pet Owners

Lessons learned from the loss of a son inspired JOHN W. JAMES to develop a method of grief recovery for those mourning a different kind of loss--of beloved pets. DUNCAN STRAUSS has the story.
by David McGee
 

 

 

99 RIVER STREET (1953)

99 RIVER STREET is a forgotten gem of the film noir genre. Directed by PHIL KARLSON and starring JOHN PAYNE and EVELYN KEYES, it foreshadows Raging Bull.
by David McGee
 

 
 

The Cautionary Tale of Jenny Wren

From his last published novel, Our Mutual Friend, comes the tale of Jenny Wren, a character Dickens uses to illustrate the damage adult alcoholics inflict on their offspring. Vividly drawn, altogether unforgettable, and the ins...
by David McGee
 

 

 

My Summer Romance

Our annual MY SUMMER ROMANCE feature spotlights four true first-person tales of love capturing unassuming hearts during the summer months (and sometimes beyond) in Hawaii.
by David McGee
 

 
 

All in All, A Most Wonderful Time

A tasty selection of tracks from three of ANDY WILLIAMS's eight Yuletide albums, including several superb tracks with arranger-conductor-producer ROBERT MERSEY.
by David McGee