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Schubert and the sea of choices

BY DAVID BRITTAN
It’s a little song about a girl in a boat, but there are many ways to interpret “The Fisher Maiden.” SUSAN YOUENS considers the lovely possibilities on The Necessary Show.

Henry David Thoreau portrait against a Google map of Concord, MA

My neighbor Thoreau

BY BRUCE MORGAN
In Concord, Massachusetts, the nature-loving scribe is “our Henry,” but it still surprises me to read about his seeming lack of promise.

Carol Krauss B/W portrait against orange phonograph horn

Lyrical landscapes

BY DAVID BRITTAN
Her passion for music inspired CAROL KRAUSS to invent a whole new style of painting.

An orange football in a grid of black-and-white Shakespeare portraits

Where are the great books about high school football?

BY BRUCE MORGAN
The brief lament of a fan who has known the sport’s beauty and drama.

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