A Berlin Memorial for Liu Xiaobo

On July 13, the one-year anniversary of the day the Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Liu Xiaobo died in custody, writers, scholars, and activists—including the regular New York Review contributor Ian Johnson—will gather at the Gethsemane Church in Berlin to honor his life and work.

Alberto Savinio’s ‘Les chants de la mi-mort’

This re-staging of Alberto Savinio’s “Les chants de la mi-mort,” a US premiere presented by ISSUE Project Room and the Center for Italian Modern Art as part of an evening of experimental opera curated by Lauren Rosati, draws on a range of extant primary sources to present the operetta in two parts.