The Professor: Jill Lepore's Fatal Flaw
November 04, 2012
The virtues of this collection are overshadowed by Lepore’s campaign against popular historians.
August 07, 2012
Sincerity is not one of those philosophy books that bursts into a self-help manual. Magill has written a dense and intriguing cultural history, teasin
The Revolution in Feeling
March 12, 2012
The Sufferings of Young Werther, a heartbreaking, irritating, and occasionally funny semi-autobiographical epistolary novel about a young man’s
The Ass and the Meaning of Life
January 28, 2012
I adore Crazy Horse, Frederick Wiseman’s documentary about the Crazy Horse Saloon, the Parisian nude revue putting on a show called, appropriately, “Desirs.” Like many of Wiseman’s earlier films, this one uses shadows to illuminate its subject—in this instance, the intense anguish and the fantastical, melancholy, delicious illusions underlying carnal love.