Kenneth LaFave

Kenneth LaFave, PhD, is the author of Experiencing Leonard Bernstein (Rowman & Littlefield).

Recent blog posts by this author

'Once Upon a Time in Hollywood': Remembering a Culture War That Never Happened

(WARNING: Spoiler alert)   The phrase “Once Upon a Time” generally opens fairy tales, but Quentin Tarantino’s film masterpiece, “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” is not the stuff of sweet stories. The phrase refers here to time, not as...

The Argument Beneath the Surface of Gun Control

The shock of three mass shootings in a week has prompted even the conservative newspaper The New York Post to call for the banning of what it calls “weapons of war” and President Trump to upset his base by tweeting that "Republicans and Democrats...

Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek Are Going to Debate Marxism and Capitalism. What Should We Expect?

At Toronto's Sony Center on April 19, Jordan Peterson and Slavoj Zizek will debate “Happiness: Capitalism vs. Marxism.” It's a rather strange umbrella subject both for the Canadian psychologist and the Slovenian philosopher. In several viral...

Leonard Bernstein’s Search for Faith

''I'm no longer quite sure what the question is, but I do know that the answer is Yes.'' Thus did Leonard Bernstein famously conclude his Norton Lectures on the nature of music at Harvard University, 1973. This year we commemorate the 100th...