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Leonard Bernstein: A New Look at His Rise, His Foibles, and His Impact on Music History

The dynamic conductor and genius behind ‘West Side Story’ also wrote classical works. Allen Shawn explores what they reveal.

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Leonard Bernstein, the Man Behind the Legend of the Jewish Maestro

Homosexuality, Jewishness, and Zionism, in the newly collected letters of the charismatic musician

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The Art of Making Art

With Stephen Sondheim’s second collection of his lyrics, the hyper-articulate, neurotic, modernist master Broadway songwriter takes a curtain call

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Daybreak: Change Is Coming to Egypt

Plus CUNY trustee digs deeper, and more in the news

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With a Capital ‘J’

Alisa Solomon gives us the story behind West Side Story