What is the current state of immigration in the USA? With the United States less popular around the world than it has been in decades, what does it mean to be a new American? Some social scientists believe the American "salad" is not being properly "tossed." Also, a rejiggered board votes to end "social promotion," Wagner’s Ring Cycle, and your calls on the Spanish election.
"The material, if you really take a look at it thematically, is just replete with some very disturbing imagery…but on the flip side, it’s fantastic music for a bass, and I love singing it."
—Ethan in Manhattan on Richard Wagner’s music