A liberal-arts education from the conservative network's biggest stars
What would a liberal arts education look like from the conservative network's biggest stars? We built the bookshelf.
When did our plainest punctuation mark become so aggressive?
How that simple dot at the end of the sentence became something you use to tell people you're mad. Right. Now.
Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest
Standing desks are taking over, so I worked from bed to protest. Here's what I learned.
Stephen Shore's photos will make you put away your camera phone
His pictures are both antidote and antecedent to our compulsive, social-media photography.
Today, we start a regular new feature on The Plank: Florida or Russia? Both places produce stories that boggle the mind: cannibalistic meth heads, people getting into bar fights so vicious they end in death when one guy puts his shoe-clad foot up another
The best blurbs from books' biggest fangirl
Except for maybe Gary Shteyngart, most writers don’t waste their best material on blurbs for other books.
From The Green Man: Buy The Green Man, by Kingsley Amis, on Amazon.
A sitter's manifesto
A manifesto in defense of sitting.
Pixar's new film, WALL-E, is a dystopia, and so it is surprising that conservatives find it so distasteful--they usually love the genre. Neocons like Norman Podhoretz have posthumously ordained Orwell a believer, and George W. Bush's stem-cell opposition reportedly began with Brave New World, and yet the National Review’s website denounces WALL-E as "Malthusian fear mongering," "leftist propaganda," and a "90-minute lecture." WALL-E, the film's eponymous hero, is learning first-hand what Sponge Bob and the Teletubbies could have told him: No playground is off-limits in the culture war.