By JENNIFER SCHUESSLER
A hundred years after “Rite of Spring” sparked an uproar in Paris, shock has grown mainstream, raising a question: Can art still shock today?
By RICHARD TARUSKIN
“The Rite of Spring,” Igor Stravinsky’s ballet that celebrates human sacrifice, is widely praised today but was a flop when it was first produced, in Paris in 1913.
By ALASTAIR MACAULAY
New York City Ballet is opening its fall season with two weeks of ballets choreographed to the music of Igor Stravinsky.
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By PETER BAKER and MARK LANDLER
The White House is girding itself for an extended period of turmoil that will test the security of American diplomatic missions and President Obama’s ability to shape the forces of change in the Arab world.
By ROSS DOUTHAT
The unrest in the Islamic world is more about power politics than blasphemy.
By STEVEN ERLANGER
J. Christopher Stevens, who was killed at a diplomatic mission in Libya, had an affection for Arab culture and street life that made him many friends and contacts.
By CLAIRE CAIN MILLER
Google said it would not comply with a White House request to reconsider the anti-Islam video that has set off violent protests, saying it did not violate its terms of service regarding hate speech.