James Panero

Politics

Hunter Biden, artist of modern life

Without vision, training or talent, Hunter Biden deigns to glue his crippling jewels onto the back of our society

By James Panero

Architecture

Cuomo by design

The governor’s aesthetic abuse of New York

By James Panero

Style

The season for seersucker

As the milk and sugar of summer, seersucker is best enjoyed full gulp

By James Panero

Business

Son of a gun

The family gun club

By James Panero

Art

Meet the Medici at the Met

Bad politics often make good art. That’s especially true when the art is tasked with making sense of political senselessness

By James Panero

Film

Cousteau was the boulevardier of the oceans

For Cousteau, scientific investigation, combined with the potential for good image-making, presented an unavoidable hazard to sea life

By James Panero

Place

Don’t sweat it

At one time there were 900 bathhouses in Rome alone

By James Panero

Television

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

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