Category: David Denby

Nighthawks at the Museum

Answering the question whether a humanities moment looks different across generations, David Denby shares an example of such a moment he and his son experienced together at the…

Transformative Literature

David Denby discusses works of literature that influenced his thinking as a child and as a teenager. Looking back, these books transformed the reader that he is today….

The Berlin Philharmonic Plays Mahler

David Denby discusses hearing Herbert von Karajan conducting a performance of Mahler’s 9th Symphony—a moment which made him realize the power of music as a universal language. –…

Losing and Regaining the Metaphysical

Have we lost the metaphysical? And how do we regain it? – David Denby (Author, Journalist, Film Critic)