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Podcasts from Spectator writers
At one time there were 900 bathhouses in Rome alone
By James Panero
Eighty years ago, Bugs Bunny first launched himself on an unsuspecting Elmer J. Fudd
How the porgy became my preferred piscine
The automobile’s artifice is its art, but it is still an art of artifice
Art history for the age of identity politics
Meryl Meisler’s photographs captured the family life and nightlife of Seventies New York
The founding father of 20th-century American conservatism was also a connoisseur of the supernatural and a bestselling novelist
Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the world we have lost: grandparents, honest jobs and Sunday school teachers
The first major American exhibition of Andrea del Verrocchio confirms that he was a Renaissance innovator, and more than Leonardo’s teacher
Tintoretto looked not up to heaven, but down to the fallen angels of our modern age
The modern Olympics give fool’s gold to despots and dictators
Delacroix in the flesh, at the Met
I can’t hear myself watch
Hungry like the rabbit
Don’t sweat it
Stalin at Yale
Death in Venice, alive in New York
Porgy and best
The haunting of Russell Kirk
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.