James Panero

Place

Don’t sweat it

At one time there were 900 bathhouses in Rome alone

By James Panero

Art

Hungry like the rabbit

Eighty years ago, Bugs Bunny first launched himself on an unsuspecting Elmer J. Fudd

By James Panero

Drink

Porgy and best

How the porgy became my preferred piscine

By James Panero

Art

Escape vehicle

The automobile’s artifice is its art, but it is still an art of artifice

By James Panero

Art

Stalin at Yale

Art history for the age of identity politics

By James Panero

Art

Stayin’ alive in ’75

Meryl Meisler’s photographs captured the family life and nightlife of Seventies New York

By James Panero

Books

The haunting of Russell Kirk

The founding father of 20th-century American conservatism was also a connoisseur of the supernatural and a bestselling novelist

By James Panero

Art

Tough gospel: the twin cities of Sesame Street and Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood

Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood is the world we have lost: grandparents, honest jobs and Sunday school teachers

By James Panero

Architecture

Secrets of the maestro

The first major American exhibition of Andrea del Verrocchio confirms that he was a Renaissance innovator, and more than Leonardo’s teacher

By James Panero

Art

Death in Venice, alive in New York

Tintoretto looked not up to heaven, but down to the fallen angels of our modern age

By James Panero

North Korea

North Korea can host the Hunger Games

The modern Olympics give fool’s gold to despots and dictators

By James Panero

Art

It’s the blood that gets you

Delacroix in the flesh, at the Met

By James Panero

Who will take the noise out of sport?

I can’t hear myself watch

By James Panero

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