Louis Menand

Life in the Stone Age
January 14, 1991

Louis Menand: Checks, drugs, and rock 'n' roll.

Life in the Stone Age
January 01, 1991

The Rolling Stone, Psychedelia, and Hunter S. Thompson 

Lives Of The Saints
October 31, 1988

Understanding the Beatles and Beatlemania.

The Triumph of Trumpery
February 01, 1988

The aggressive and conspicuous consumption of The Donald in 1987's "Trump: The Art of the Deal."

Excerpt From: “Talk Talk”
February 16, 1987

Now that the schools have more or less abandoned the responsibility, passing judgment on speech has become semi-institutionalized in our society in the columns and commentaries of the so-called 'pop grammarians.' The label is a little unfair, since talking about talk is, or ought to be, a kind of right of cultural citizenship.

Talk Talk
February 15, 1987

A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary, Volume 4; Se-Z edited by R, W, Burchfield (Oxford University Press, 1,454 pp., $150) The Story of English by Robert McCrum, William Cran, and Robert MacNeil (Elisabeth Sifton Books/Viking, 384 pp.,$24,95) American Talk: The Words and Ways of American Dialects by Robert Hendrlckson (Viking, 231 pp., $18.95) Take My Word For It by William Safire (Times Books, 357 pp., $22,50) A Word or Two Before You Go ..